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Best Served Cold

(2009)
(The first book in the First Law World series)
A novel by

 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
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

Genre: Fantasy
 
Used availability for Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold


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Hardback Editions

2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-59606-430-7 / 978-1-59606-430-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Availability: Amazon   

July 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-04496-2 / 978-0-316-04496-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-08245-3 / 978-0-575-08245-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Best Served Cold (First Law World 1)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-12775-9 / 978-0-575-12775-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-19835-8 / 978-0-316-19835-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-08248-8 / 978-0-575-08248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-04495-4 / 978-0-316-04495-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-08246-1 / 978-0-575-08246-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-1079-8 / 978-1-4789-1079-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-1082-8 / 978-1-4789-1082-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4001-1327-X / 978-1-4001-1327-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4001-4327-6 / 978-1-4001-4327-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4001-6327-7 / 978-1-4001-6327-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Best Served Cold (Set in the World of The First Law)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   

June 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Best Served Cold: A First Law Novel (World Of The First Law Series Book 1)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   



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