Throwback Thursday : The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) by Jonathan French


Throwback Thursday, is a new feature created by Tenacious Reader with the aim of  highlighting books from your reading past. This can be virtually anything, a book that you previously read and loved, a book that you want to highlight again, maybe it’s a book in a series and the next book is due out shortly so you want to focus some attention on the series.   Anything goes – so long as your book isn’t a current release as there are already plenty of ways to highlight the latest books.  

The book I’d like to highlight this week is : The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) by Jonathan French

I loved The Grey Bastards and book 2 (The True Bastards) is due out later this year (October) so this seemed like a good opportunity to highlight it – particularly for those of you who haven’t read it yet as there’s still time to do so before the next instalment lands. You’re welcome.

Below is the synopsis from Goodreads and here is my review.

ThegreybastardsSuch is the creed of the half-orcs dwelling in the Lot Lands. Sworn to hardened brotherhoods known as hoofs, these former slaves patrol their unforgiving country astride massive swine bred for war. They are all that stand between the decadent heart of noble Hispartha and marauding bands of full-blood orcs.

Jackal rides with the Grey Bastards, one of eight hoofs that have survived the harsh embrace of the Lots. Young, cunning and ambitious, he schemes to unseat the increasingly tyrannical founder of the Bastards, a plague-ridden warlord called the Claymaster. Supporting Jackal’s dangerous bid for leadership are Oats, a hulking mongrel with more orc than human blood, and Fetching, the only female rider in all the hoofs.

When the troubling appearance of a foreign sorcerer comes upon the heels of a faceless betrayal, Jackal’s plans are thrown into turmoil. He finds himself saddled with a captive elf girl whose very presence begins to unravel his alliances. With the anarchic blood rite of the Betrayer Moon close at hand, Jackal must decide where his loyalties truly lie, and carve out his place in a world that rewards only the vicious.

9 Responses to “Throwback Thursday : The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) by Jonathan French”

  1. Scarlett Readz and Runz

    I love, love, love that book! I am so anticipating the next one!

  2. Tammy

    Ugh, I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I am loving these posts because I’m being reminded of older books I want to read😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I don’t know whether that’s a good or a bad things sometimes, the reminder is nice but then I suppose you feel the stress of not having read the book – can’t read em all.
      Lynn 😀

  3. waytoofantasy

    I’ve heard so many great things about this one. Not sure it’s exactly my type but glad so many have enjoyed it!

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’ve had this on my reading queue for a while now, and I must hurry and read it since book 2 is coming this fall! It was your review a while back that convinced me this would be a fun read 🙂

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    How timely, I think the paperback version just came out. Now, I’m just wondering where is the next book 😛 😉

    • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

      Never mind, I just read your intro more closely. October, yay! Though still too long!

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know – I’m excited for this – it feels like it’s been quite a long wait – although that’s probably just my impatience talking.
        Lynn 😀

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