Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best_Served_Cold_US_mmpb2Best Served Cold is Joe Abercrombie‘s fourth novel …

It is the first stand-alone novel set in the First Law world. …

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. …


The most interesting and entertaining character is Nicomo Cosca , the mercenary from the First Law trilogy. Drunk, eloquent, funny.

Lengthy fantasy fiction series like Game of Thrones are good for me as I spend a lot of time listening to audio. But they are loose, scattered and – very often – have no real conclusion. I suspect George RR Martin doesn’t know how to wrap things up.

By comparison this stand alone novel does have a tight plot. It kept me guessing and surprised right up until the final pages.

I’ll definitely continue to the last 2 books in this series.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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