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The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands, #1) (edició 2015)

de Jonathan French

Sèrie: The Lot Lands (1)

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"[A] fantasy masterwork . . . a dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle-earth."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   Jackal and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Grey Bastards are Jackal's sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there's no room for softness.    And once Jackal's in charge--as soon as he can unseat the Bastards' tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder--there's a few things they'll do different. Better.    Or at least, that's the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he's wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards' place in it.    In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike--along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they'd give even the heartiest Bastard pause.    Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that's lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can--or should--survive.    Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece--and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that's like nothing you've read before. Praise for The Grey Bastards "Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel."--Daily Mail (UK)  "Non-stop action, though not for faint hearts . . . the Grey Bastards live up to their name in all respects."--The Wall Street Journal … (més)
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This was so good! If you like your world-building imaginative and gritty, your characters unapologetically brash, your plot fast-moving and epic, and don't mind some salty language, this book (and hopefully the entire series) delivers. It is simply terrific. Yes, there is plenty of adult language, but I never found it gratuitous; it fit perfectly well with the characters and their hard lives, and if anything it added to the world-building and set this book apart from most mainstream fantasy. Sure, many (most?) of the male characters are incredibly misogynistic boors, and that can be tedious and cringey at times, but that is the world these people inhabit: it feels fitting. This book reminds me a lot of the old [a:Ramsay Thorne|209429|Ramsay Thorne|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png]/[a:Lou Cameron|350702|Lou Cameron|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] "Captain Gringo" ([b:Renegade|23474650|Renegade (A Captain Gringo Western Book 1)|Ramsay Thorn|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1414596634l/23474650._SX50_.jpg|43066070]) adult westerns: trashy and filthy, but well-written and incredible swash-buckling fun. ( )
  RandyRasa | Sep 1, 2022 |
When the dedication contains the F-Word that should have counted as a warning to me that this was not my kind of book. I like dark fantasy but my tolerance for crudity and violence was not high enough to continue reading about these grey bastards. ( )
  Litrvixen | Jun 23, 2022 |
Pros: main characters are half orcs so that was cool in that it one of the very few books where we are looking at the world through the view point of a non human character; main characters were riding hogs which is also pretty cool, I like seeing human-animal bonds being an important part of a story

Cons: everything else but mainly I have a real BIG problem with how female characters from all the races are portrayed in this book. I won't repeat any of the derogatory terms used in the book here but one quote from the book pretty much sums it all up here "females are only good for f**king and fetching". And not a single male character seems to have an issue with this which is crazy considering how they were all conceived and how their origins are founded in slavery. It's actually quite disturbing when you reach the end of the story and you are trying desperately to think of a single female character that hasn't been raped, has self agency, isn't a prostitute, and isn't referred to in a derogatory manner. I just can't get behind this book because of this issue. It makes me wonder about the author and what his intent was with this book. ( )
  awesomejen2 | Jun 21, 2022 |
Fílaði þessa sögu vel.
French skapaði fantasíu heim þar sem persónusköpunin féll vel að umhverfinu og ég kunni vel við sögupersónurnar. Með því að láta söguna fjalla um hálf-orka var macho orðræðan í botni, stæltir vöðvar og grófur húmor. Um leið var varla slakur kafli í sögunni, nær stöðug spenna og óvænt atvik að dúkka upp.
Kunni vel við söguheiminn og hlakka til að lesa næstu sögu auk þess sem mig langar að prófa fleiri sögur eftir French. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like this— epic fantasy, that veers between classic quest group and mystery/conspiracies with an updated LOTR flavor and half-orc POV.

Great fun, good characters, and the plot line kept me guessing to the end. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
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"[A] fantasy masterwork . . . a dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle-earth."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   Jackal and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Grey Bastards are Jackal's sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there's no room for softness.    And once Jackal's in charge--as soon as he can unseat the Bastards' tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder--there's a few things they'll do different. Better.    Or at least, that's the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he's wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards' place in it.    In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike--along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they'd give even the heartiest Bastard pause.    Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that's lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can--or should--survive.    Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece--and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that's like nothing you've read before. Praise for The Grey Bastards "Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel."--Daily Mail (UK)  "Non-stop action, though not for faint hearts . . . the Grey Bastards live up to their name in all respects."--The Wall Street Journal 

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