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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.

First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
July 29
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Dokey Winklebean ,

Best Served Cold

Sardonic. Violent. Swashbuckling. Good.

wildchild2644 ,

Great work of fiction!

Loved the names of the characters! I hate when authors overthink and come up with complicated names that are hard to pronounce. Joe also has this ability to describe incredible detailed scenes with half the amount of words as other authors. Also this book has rereadability with all the clever quotes and overall interesting things that are said throughout the story.

Fanofbook ,

Great book

I love this book read it!!!!!!

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