Red Country

Red Country

Joe Abercrombie

Language: English

Publisher: Orbit

Published: Oct 17, 2012

Words: 172445
Pages: 638


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 alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . . Review Terrific fight scenes, compelling characters (some familiar, some new), and sardonic, vivid prose show Abercrombie at the top of his game. (***Publishers Weekly* (Starred Review)** ) Praise for *The Heroes:* "Magnificent, richly entertaining" (***Time*** ) "Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war, nor the tribulations that turn ordinary people into the titular heroes." (***Publishers Weekly*** ) "Brilliant." (***The Guardian* (UK)** ) "It's violent and full of treachery and horror, but it's delivered with Abercrombie's signature dark humor and a hint of cynicism." (***Sci Fi Magazine*** ) "An outstanding novel." (**Fantasy Book Critic** ) "Imagine *The Lord of the Rings *as directed by Kurosawa." (**Lev Grossman, *Wall Street Journal*** ) About the Author 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 at