Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

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A New York Times bestseller!
They burned her home.
They stole her brother and sister.
But vengeance is following.

Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into an alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . .
RED COUNTRY takes place in the same world as the First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, andThe Heroes. This novel also represents the return of Logen Ninefingers, one of Abercrombie's most beloved characters.

First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country
 

About Joe Abercrombie

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Joe Abercrombie is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Best Served Cold and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged,and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and daughters. Find out more about Joe Abercrombie atwww.joeabercrombie.com.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Orbit. 451 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Abercrombie continues expanding the world of his First Law trilogy with this gripping and violent stand-alone military fantasy, which loosely follows The Heroes.

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AV Club

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The epic-fantasy author who writes anti-epic-fantasy continues to update his gritty imaginary world and undermine his genre’s usual tropes.

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“You ain’t the brave knight and I ain’t the swooning maiden and this ain’t no storybook,” mutters the character Shy South in Red Country, the sixth novel by gritty fantasist Joe Abercrombie.

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The Independent

It's testament to his skill that Red Country reads like neither a Western nor a fantasy novel, but something new, fresh and exciting – exactly what a genre still worshipping at the altar of J R R Tolkien needs.

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Pajiba

The places and people and journeys were vivid and alive - I was not going to read the other books since I could not image enjoying any others more but I just ordered it and will give it a try ---- thanks for reading interesting and "off the bestseller list" books ----.

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Fantasy Book Review

Fantasy Book Review Book of the Month, November 2012.

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SF Signal

Such issues were already prevalent in The First Law trilogy, not to mention Abercrombie’s standalone novels Best Served Cold and The Heroes, but Red Country gives them a different flavor altogether.

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Bookmarks Magazine

And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts.

Nov 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Red Country

Starburst Magazine

EDGE OF DARK - THE GLITTERING EDGE BOOK ONE 18 January 2015.

Nov 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Red Country

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With that said, like all stand-alones you don’t have to read the previous books, but the book contains more depth when the other books have been read (especially this one, compared to Best Served Cold and The Heroes).

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Fantasy Faction

Often hailed as the father of gritty fantasy – that is fantasy with dark characters, questionable heroes, bloody battles, realistic sexual relationships and plenty of swearing – Abercrombie has not only attracted the attention of the vast majority of genre-fiction readers, but also managed to rea...

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Fantasy Book Critic

Hello :)My opinion about this book is totally different.

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SFX

Okay: Red Country sees the return of antihero Ninefingers, along with cameos by a few other favourites from previous books.

Oct 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Red Country

The British Fantasy Society

hard enough to keep the kids fed, hard enough to keep Wist helping her out and hard enough to keep her cowardly father figure, Lamb, at her side.

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The Wertzone

I think, this setting is not very good - not realistic, to much drawn from actual places.>I love The Heroes, but the main characters in it never really stuck with me in the way that Logen, Dogman, Glokta, Monza, Shivers and Cosca haveOh yes, it's the biggest problem with Heroes.

Sep 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Red Country

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... Joe Abercrombie's upcoming book, Red Country, has a new map and a very ... Pre-order it now: Amazon (UK) - BookDepository (Worldwide).

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Frontierswoman, Shy South, goes on a fantasy western journey to the pioneer village of Crease in search of her kidnapped brother and sister. Shy South is a ...

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Creative Writing for Entertainment

Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country is an intriguing fantasy novel in that it has more in common with The Searchers by Alan Le May or Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian than it does with The Wheel of Time.

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Elitist Book Reviews

He enjoyed it so much that within a few days he devoured every one of Abercrombie's books, much like I did when I first read his short story (featuring Curnden Craw and his merry band) in Swords & Dark Magic.Although Red Country wasn't Abercrombie's best novel, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and a...

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Staffer's Book Review

Notice, I didn’t qualify that by saying he’s the best living British fantasist, or the best living fantasist who doesn’t write A Song of Ice and Fire, or the best living fantasist who isn’t quite as good looking as China Mièville.

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