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The Grey Bastards by [French, Jonathan]

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Editorial Reviews


“A filthy, charismatic and frankly excellent read."
—Mark Lawrence, international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns and Red Sister
“A funny thing happens when reading The Grey Bastards. You’re rolling along, smiling at the novelties on display, but then, almost without warning, you find yourself truly in the world French has created, and it all becomes wonderfully familiar and convincing. The world-building creates exactly the kind of seamless transition that makes fantasy literature compelling, informative, and just plain fun.”
—R.A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author of The Legend of Drizzt
“French flips the fantasy script as the monsters become the good guys, fueling an action-packed, sneakily smart adventure. Half orc and all badass, Jackal is a hero you won't soon forget."
—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Alive and Infected
"Refashions high-fantasy tropes into something both vibrant and highly entertaining..a fantasy take on Sons of Anarchy might seem an unlikely starting point for an excellent novel, but Jonathan French manages it with considerable aplomb." 
--Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow trilogy

The Grey Bastards dragged me in immediately.  A bloody good tale of battles, intrigue, betrayal, duty and frickin' war pigs.”
—Brian McClellan, author of The Powder Mage trilogy
“A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice and filthy, lovable characters in a wonderfully original world.  Fans of Abercrombie’s THE FIRST LAW or the soldierly banter of Erikson’s MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN will like this a lot.”
—Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series

"A terrific and highly original epic fantasy debut...French's half-orcs, halflings, centaurs, and others have rich histories and folklore, giving the work depth while never getting in the way of the fun. Excellent fantasy fare on all levels."
--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"A dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle Earth...powered by unparalleled worldbuilding, polished storytelling, and relentless pacing. A fantasy masterwork."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred) 

About the Author

Jonathan French is the author of the Autumn’s Fall Saga, an epic fantasy series, and The Grey Bastards, a gritty, stand-alone novel. His debut work, The Exiled Heir, has been hailed as “…a combination of pen strokes that successfully resurrect the old world fantasy concepts of Beowulf, Prydain, Oz and Masters of the Universe.” Like many fantasy novelists, he originally developed his magical setting as a backdrop for the roleplaying games he ran for his friends. After submitting his creations to a once-mighty rpg company, he received an offer to purchase his intellectual property. Ultimately, he chose to keep his brainchildren close to home and began writing the Autumn’s Fall novels in earnest. Both Autumn's Fall books have become Kindle bestsellers, breaking into the Top 100 on the Epic Fantasy list. An outspoken advocate on the merits and future of independent publishing, Jonathan has led panel discussions at conventions across the Southeast, with subjects ranging from marketing to art direction. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and toddling son, who can already throw a mean d10. Current projects include the third Autumn’s Fall novel, a YA super-heroes series, and occasional freelance gigs for rpgs.

Product details

  • File Size: 2045 KB
  • Print Length: 442 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ballymalis Press (November 16, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016TX1P3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,291 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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