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The True Bastards

(2019)
(The second book in the Lot Lands series)
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Half orc. All badass. A female chieftain in a brutal wasteland society fights to take what is hers in an action-packed, foul-mouthed fantasy adventure from the author of The Grey Bastards.

"Nonstop action, though not for faint hearts." (The Wall Street Journal)

Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the proud leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command.

But in the year since she became chief, the Lots have tested her strength to the breaking point. The Bastards are scattered, desperate, their ranks weakened by a mysterious famine, their fortress reduced to smoldering slag. And their troubles are only growing. A pack of ravening beasts circles their camp, while grasping human nobles hatch a plan that will shift the balance of power in the Lots.

Fetch and her comrades are still standing defiant - they're Bastards, after all - but even the toughest half-orc can take only so much; and Fetch knows they're on the verge of ruin.

As she strives to lead her hoof to safety and unravel the plots set against them, Fetching must journey through forbidden elven lands, overcome long-standing hatreds, battle a monstrous wizard of terrifying power - and, worst of all, delve into the dark truths of her own existence.

She's no stranger to fighting the world, but on this journey, sharp steel and a strong hog won't be enough. To survive these trials, she'll have to defy not just her foes but the very nature of the Lots.

The True Bastards is the sweeping, ambitious second entry in the Lot Lands series, an irresistibly thrilling, gritty, foul-mouthed adventure that deepens, expands - and again upends - the Bastards' unforgettable world.

Praise for The True Bastards

"[An] action-packed sequel...the story is filled with relentless action and powered by a cast of adeptly developed and emotionally appealing characters.... Fans will be overjoyed not only with the return of some beloved characters, but also with the novel's conclusion, which sets up the storyline for a much larger adventure to come. Imagine an outlaw biker gang of half-orcs riding giant war pigs and you've captured this saga's gloriously dirty soul." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Jonathan French's The True Bastards

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The True Bastards (The Lot Lands)
Author(s): Jonathan French
ISBN: 0-525-57247-3 / 978-0-525-57247-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The True Bastards: Book Two of the Lot Lands
Author(s): Jonathan French
ISBN: 0-356-51166-9 / 978-0-356-51166-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The True Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 2
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The True Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 2
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The True Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 2
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The True Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 2
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The True Bastards: The Lot Lands, Book 2
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The True Bastards (The Lot Lands Book 2)
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Crown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The True Bastards: Book Two of the Lot Lands
Author(s): Jonathan French
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU