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The True Bastards (Paperback original) [BOOK] [Paperback]
The True Bastards (Paperback original) [BOOK] [Paperback]
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The True Bastards (Paperback original) [BOOK] [Paperback]

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'IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A FILTHY, FIERCE, FUN-FUELLED READ, THEN THE BASTARDS HAVE GOT YOU COVERED' Fantasy Hive

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.

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 the hoof she inherited is on the brink of collapse.

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.

'[An] action-packed sequel . . . . Imagine an outlaw biker gang of half-orcs riding giant war pigs and you've captured this saga's gloriously dirty soul' Kirkus

Praise for the series:

'An addictively readable - and undeniably cool - fantasy masterwork' Kirkus

'A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice' 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.' Fantasy Book Critic

'I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance' Fantasy Faction

Author Bio:

Jonathan French resides in Atlanta with his wife, son, and cat. He is a devoted reader of comic books, an expert thrower of oddly-shaped dice and a serial con attendee.
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.

Review:

An addictively readable - and undeniably cool - fantasy masterwork
Kirkus

French has raised the bar in The True Bastards. If you're looking for a filthy, fierce, fun-fuelled read, then the Bastards have got you covered
Fantasy Hive

[An] action-packed sequel . . . the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters. . . . Imagine an outlaw biker gang of half-orcs riding giant war pigs and you've captured this saga's gloriously dirty soul
KIRKUS

A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice and filthy, lovable characters in a wonderfully original world of half-orcs on giant hogs. Fans of Abercrombie's First Law or the soldierly banter of Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen will like this a lot

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

An addictively readable - and undeniably cool - fantasy masterwork
KIRKUS on THE GREY BASTARDS

A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs
Brian McClellan on THE GREY BASTARDS

A filthy, charismatic and frankly excellent read

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 on THE GREY BASTARDS

The Grey Bastards dragged me in immediately. A bloody good tale of battles, intrigue, betrayal, duty and frickin' war pigs
Brian McClellan

I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance
FANTASY FACTION on THE GREY BASTARDS

French flips the fantasy script as the monsters become the good guys, fueling an action-packed, sneakily smart adventure. Half-orc and all badass, Jackal is a hero you won't soon forget
Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Alive and Infected

I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance
Fantasy Faction

The Grey Bastards is a book that I just absolutely fell in love with . . . Because of this author's unique vision and his incredible talent, this one left a mark on me. I want more
Bookworm Blues

A funny thing happens when reading The Grey Bastards. You're rolling along, smiling at the novelties on display, but then, almost without warning, you find yourself truly in the world French has created, and it all becomes wonderfully familiar and convincing. The world-building creates exactly the kind of seamless transition that makes fantasy literature compelling, informative, and just plain fun
R.A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author

This is a filthy book, but it is a damn good one
Pornokitsch

It's a wild ride on the hog, filled with brutality, battle, and bravery. It's coarse and crass and also loveable, and after this, I have high hopes for what French might do in the future
Biblitropic

I f*cking loved this book. The Grey Bastards went down like a shot of good top-shelf tequila: warm and smooth, but with one hell of a spicy kick
Bibliosanctum
Author
Jonathan French
Format
BOOK
Country
United Kingdom
Series
The Lot Lands
Genre
Fantasy
Publication Date
10 Oct 2019
ISBN
0356511669
Dewey Code
813.6 (edition:23)
Languange
English
Edition
Paperback original
Pre-order
No
Media Format
Paperback
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