‘AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE – AND UNDENIABLY COOL – FANTASY MASTERWORK’ Kirkus on The Grey Bastards
Following the runaway success of Jonathan French’s critically acclaimed fantasy adventure The Grey Bastards comes book two in the Lot Lands series – The True Bastards.
LEAD FROM THE SADDLE. FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL.
Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she took power, the True Bastards have struggled to survive. Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership, Fetching battles desperately to stave off famine, desertion and the scorn of the other half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots’ very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave – and suddenly only one faint hope for salvation remains.
A standout adventure fantasy debut that’s down, dirty and damn good fun – perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz’s Dwarves series and Stan Nicholl’s Orcs series
Praise for The Grey Bastards:
‘Flithy, charistmastic and frankly excellent’ Mark Lawrence ‘A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie’s the First Law . . . will like this a lot’ Django Wexler ‘A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs’ Brian McClellan ‘Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list’ Fantasy Book Critic ‘I’d like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards‘ brilliance’ Fantasy Faction