With a side dish of guts
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If you like stories with real grit, blood, guts, betrayals, and about a million twists and turns throughout, this book will serve all of it and more on a silver platter and shove it right into your undeserving face, page after page. "Best Served Cold" is set shortly after the end of the "First Law" trilogy. If you're famil... If you like stories with real grit, blood, guts, betrayals, and about a million twists and turns throughout, this book will serve all of it and more on a silver platter and shove it right into your undeserving face, page after page. "Best Served Cold" is set shortly after the end of the "First Law" trilogy. If you're familiar with it, there's going to be a lot of moments of ever-so-fond reminiscing as familiar characters step back onto the scene. There's not much more to say, really, as anything could be a potential spoiler. Read it. Digest it. Fall in love with every character, break up with them over a tragically contrived misunderstanding, then fall in love all over again as you reconcile with them and their past. Yes, the novel is *that* good. Pick it up, and curse my name for recommending it to you in the first place because you will have a hard time putting it down. You're welcome.
Best Served Cold
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.
Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out Joe Hill