Best Served Cold
This sturdy stand-alone transports readers into the world of Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy. For almost two decades, war has raging between Grand Duke Orso and the League of Eight, annihilating entire cities and spreading disorder nearly everywhere. Everyone seems to be suffering; everybody... show more
This sturdy stand-alone transports readers into the world of Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy. For almost two decades, war has raging between Grand Duke Orso and the League of Eight, annihilating entire cities and spreading disorder nearly everywhere. Everyone seems to be suffering; everybody that is except Monza Murcatto, the wily female Snake of Talins. In battle after battle, Orso's cunning mercenary not only wins victory; she stuffs her already ample coffers with more of the Grand Duke's lucre. At some point, Orso's cup of resentment overflows, spilling into a betrayal that leaves Murcatto badly wounded, nearly dead-and aching for revenge. Strong supporting characters; vivid plot development; a young author on the upswing.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 2010
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
Series: The First Law
It’s been a while since a book took me quite this long to read (19 days!), but it really wasn’t the book’s fault. I’ve had a busy work schedule due to a current project, working through weekends and working up to 17 hours per day, so there just hasn’t been much time or energy left over for reading. ...
Joe Abercrombie is the Elmore Leonard of fantasy. Deep, rich, real, flawed characters with sharp, witty dialogue, stumbling their way through poor choices and bad decisions, and coming to grips with the consequences.
Though I was not an avowed Joe Abercrombie fan before starting this book, I wanted to read more of his work to see what the fuss was about. Turns out, the fuss is very much justified. The opening scene was enough to hook me, and the cast of well-rounded characters drew me in. The book read like a gr...
What is best served hot?a) Fleshb) Bloodc) Slaughterd) Desiree) Revenge**also delicious served coldBest Served Cold delivers all of the above in a warm-blooded fashion. this is a sweaty, fully engorged adventure novel that follows a diverse cast as they move from locale to locale on their own sort o...
It has been over a year since I last read a book by Joe Abercrombie, there are just so many books to get through. However, after finishing The First Law trilogy he has become like an “old favorite” that I can come back to any time and be sure of a good read. His writing style is always immensely rea...
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