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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

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Hardback Editions

2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-59606-430-7 / 978-1-59606-430-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
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July 2009 : USA Hardback
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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
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-08245-3 / 978-0-575-08245-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Served Cold (First Law World 1)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-12775-9 / 978-0-575-12775-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-19835-8 / 978-0-316-19835-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-08248-8 / 978-0-575-08248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-04495-4 / 978-0-316-04495-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
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
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-1079-8 / 978-1-4789-1079-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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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
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Title: Best Served Cold
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Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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August 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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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
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4001-4327-6 / 978-1-4001-4327-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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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
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Title: Best Served Cold
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

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