by Joe Abercrombie

0 avg rating
Book 21 of 29 in the Low Fantasy Books
6 votes 0 comments
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, and 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.

Other books in series

Readers Also Liked

by George R. R. Martin
by Sebastien de Castell
by George R. R. Martin
by John Flanagan
by K. J. Parker

9780316198356 ranks on the following lists

leave a comment

Popular Lists with 9780316198356
Best Fantasy Books
Best Fantasy Books Ranked 146 out of 441 441 Books 107402 Voters
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books Ranked 7 out of 79 79 Books 4062 Voters
The Fantastic Top Ten
The Fantastic Top Ten Ranked 9 out of 22 22 Books 242 Voters
Best Fantasy Books for Women
Best Fantasy Books for Women Ranked 24 out of 112 112 Books 3336 Voters

Find Us on Facebook