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The Free Bastards

(2021)
(The third book in the Lot Lands series)
A novel by

 
 
The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy—another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasyfrom the author of The Grey Bastards (“Nonstop action, though not for faint hearts.”—The Wall Street Journal).

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War has come to the Lot Lands—and Oats stands upon the frontline.

The Hisparthan armies on the horizon are mighty, bolstered by divine champions, dread sorcerers, and gunpowder. It’s almost more than the half-orc rebellion can hope to repel.

But Oats has won impossible fights before. He’s a thriceblood, after all, more orc than man. And he hasn’t forgotten how to kill. He’ll stack the bodies high for his chief and his brethren, if that’s the price of freeing the Lots from human tyranny.

Besides, the invading forces are getting a damned sight more than they bargained for. They’re not facing a handful of half-orc hoofs, but a true army—one forged from all the peoples of the Lots. At its head are Fetching, in full command of the ruinous power that runs through her veins, and Jackal, armed with the blessings of a dead god.

Yet Oats can’t help but find his faith wavering. Once the strongest Bastard, he soon realizes that in this battle, even the strength of a thriceblood is easily conquered. And after a grievous loss strikes, he begins to fear that this war will lead the Lots not to freedom but to ruin.

So when another path to peace beckons, he has no choice but to walk it. Even if it means betting the Lots’ fate, and his own, on the promises of the Bastards’ wiliest adversary—and making a perilous journey into the heart of Hispartha itself.

Brimming with all the epic battles, surprising sorcery, and fiendish twists a Bastards fan could wish for, alongside unforgettable moments for characters old and new, The Free Bastards builds a new future for the Lots—even as it gives our beloved trio of Jackal, Fetching, and Oats the rousing, blood-soaked sendoff they deserve.

Genre: Fantasy

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September 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Free Bastards (The Lot Lands)
Author(s): Jonathan French
ISBN: 0-593-15668-4 / 978-0-593-15668-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Free Bastards (The Lot Lands)
Author(s): Jonathan French
ISBN: 0-356-51553-2 / 978-0-356-51553-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Free Bastards: The Lot Lands
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Free Bastards: The Lot Lands
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Free Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 3
Author(s): Jonathan French
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September 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Free Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 3
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


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September 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Free Bastards (The Lot Lands Book 3)
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Free Bastards (The Lot Lands)
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU