Following the runaway success of THE GREY BASTARDS - one of the biggest debut fantasy launches of the last five years - comes book two in the LOT LANDS series, THE TRUE BASTARDS. Perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz's DWARVES series and Stan Nicholl's ORCS series
'AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE - AND UNDENIABLY COOL - FANTASY MASTERWORK' Kirkus on THE GREY BASTARDS
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.
LEAD FROM THE SADDLE. DARE TO SURVIVE.
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.
A standout adventure fantasy debut that's down, dirty and damn good fun - perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz's DWARVES series and Stan Nicholl's ORCS series
Praise for THE GREY BASTARDS:
'Flithy, charistmastic and frankly excellent' Mark Lawrence
'A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie's the First Law . . . will like this a lot' 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. 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
BRING ON THE ORCS . . .
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