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The Free Bastards

Jonathan French

7 Reviews

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Fantasy

Following the runaway success of The Grey Bastards - one of the biggest debut epic fantasy launches of the last five years - and its sequelThe True Bastards comes the third and final book in the Lot Lands series: The Free Bastards

'The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy - another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy from the author of The Grey Bastards' The Wall Street Journal

War has come to the Lot Lands - and Oats stands upon the frontline. The formidable armies on the horizon are bolstered by divine champions, dread sorcerers and gunpowder. But Oats has won impossible fights before. He's a thriceblood, after all, more orc than man. And he hasn't forgotten how to kill. He'll stack the bodies high for his chief and his brethren, if that's the price of freeing the Lots from human tyranny.

Besides, the invading forces are getting a damned sight more than they bargained for. They're not facing a handful of half-orc hoofs, but a true army - one forged from all the peoples of the Lots. At its head are Fetching, in full command of the ruinous power that runs through her veins, and Jackal, armed with the blessings of a dead god.

Brimming with epic battles, surprising sorcery and fiendish twists, The Free Bastards is the rousing final instalment to the Lot Lands trilogy that began with Jonathan French's vastly popular debut, The Grey Bastards.

Praise for the Lot Lands series:

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

'If you're looking for a filthy, fierce, fun-fuelled read, then the Bastards have got you covered' Fantasy Hive

'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

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Praise for The Free Bastards

  • A filthy, charismatic and frankly excellent read - Mark Lawrence

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

  • 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 THE FIRST LAW or the soldierly banter of Erikson's MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN will like this a lot - Django Wexler

  • Refashions high-fantasy tropes into something both vibrant and highly entertaining . . . a fantasy take on Sons of Anarchy might seem an unlikely starting point for an excellent novel, but Jonathan French manages it with considerable aplomb

  • 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

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

  • 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

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Jonathan French

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.

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