Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.
Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels and massacres, and high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune...and a man no one should ever have to trust…
Steven Pacey is best known for his role as Del Tarrant in the third and fourth seasons of the sci-fi series Blake's 7.
He has worked extensively in Theatre, TV and film for many years and in 2009 played opposite Graham Norton in La Cage Aux Folles at London's Playhouse Theatre. He has read numerous audiobooks including Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy, Best Served Cold and The Heroes, and abridged titles by Matthew Reilly.
©2012 Joe Abercrombie (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
A Good Time
no way near as good as the heroes
Any scene with Union interests
Set after the heroes - but u dont really know what happened to the UNION!
Last we heard they were off to Styria -but so many years have past we dont know what happened!! did they win?
Joe seems to be very Anti Union which is just strange.......
Definitely. Steven Pacey is on of the best reader out there and perfectly fits this book.
The bloody nine reemerges
The bloody nine reemerges
No.. Gotta savor this one.
A very good listen. Good use of a credit.
"the best stand alone novel yet!"
I loved this book and the surprises throughout and when the main reveal came it had me grinning from ear to ear! a brilliant listen and a must buy!
"My favourite character's back!"
Yay! Logen's back!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the First Law trilogy, and although Best Served Cold was equally good, I was a little disappointed by Heroes (just a personal taste thing, as I know other reviewers have raved about it) - but for me, Red Country was a return to the earlier style/ story, which I so enjoyed. Admittedly, I might be slightly biased because old Logen is back, and he's been my favourite character since the beginning, however there are some great new characters in this instalment too - most notably, Temple!
As always, Abercrombie's characters are well developed and all unique, and his story telling is gritty and engaging. A great bit of entertainment.
Steven Pacey's narration is, as usual, flawless.
If you're new to the series, treat yourself by starting at the beginning with the Blade (First Law Trilogy), and be entertained through all 6 books. It never gets "samey" - well worth each and every credit used on these books.
Another excellent story, one of his best. Superbly read as always. Keep them coming can't get enough of this combo.
"Which bad person you like best"
Excellent series lot of bad guy's but who do you like best
Just loved it great characters well written and narrated
"A massive First Law fan fest"
This book left me literally crying for more.
I've read all three First Law books and all three First Law books and all three First Law world books and they never cease to amaze me.
I would absolutely love to see more and more of these but I think sadly there will not be...
Glokta is a squeal.
"Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie, say he's a bloody good writer..."
Last book of the three additions to the first law trilogy sees a welcome return for some familiar faces, and a very emotional encounter to be found where it was expected the least.
This particular book proves he is master of not just grim dark, but master of getting you to love a despicable character, and also hate them to your very soul. Exquisite reading, go throw all your money at his work. Start with the first law.
Very well read by Stephen Pacy I might add, cementing character in inflection and tone.
I want more from the first law world and I want it now. Right now. That's not going to happen of course; you've got to be realistic about these things...
"I love bloody nine"
I love these books, I have read all of the First Law series. And I have pre ordered the new on for the end of this month.
I love the graphic way a fight or a battle is written it was great to here from Lamb better known as the bloody nine. He has aged and mellowed but is still a good character.
I would have loved to here more about the dragon people but I should imagine they may have a role down the line.
"fab set of books"
fab set of books from the original 3 right the way through to 6. I read the first 3 and the months later was glad to find these but book 6 really cap a brilliant end to a very enjoyable set of storries
"Retired? Not quite."
I suggest not to read this as a first one of Abercrombie's novels.
Time has passed in Abercrombie's world. There is a new storyline and some new characters - but also some old friends from the previous books.
He often only hints at a person's past. A nice touch if you know what it is about - but I would probably find it annoying if I didn't know the history behind.
Read his other works first - regards from a fan ☺
"Love this book"
I think "Lamb/Logan 9 fingers" is an amazing character and I would love Mr Abercrombie to do another book with him in it!
Maybe a prequel? Maybe Lamb stumbles across A certain wizard with the seed???
Brilliant story, narrator and characterisation 10/10
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