Best Served Cold - World of the First Law (Paperback)Joe Abercrombie (author)
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Springtime in Styria. And that means war.
There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.
War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die.
Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started...
Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 46 mm
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“Best Served Cold”
I love this book. I read the First Law trilogy and enjoyed them immensely, but this one is absolutely brilliant. Just a simple story of a woman getting her revenge on the men who ambushed her, threw her out of a... More
The first book of Abercrombie I've read and a great entry into his world. Best Served Cold is a thrilling stand-alone novel, beautifully written with a huge cast of chilling and bloodthirsty characters.... More
“Best Served Cold”
I really enjoyed this book, Abercrombie succeeds where many fantasy authors fail buy adding gritty realism to the story that make his characters and his world truly believeable. Would go as far as to say I prefer this... More
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