First Law World

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806 ratings

Best Served Cold Summary

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white.

While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste.

Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die.

©2010 Joe Abercrombie (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Best Served Cold

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594

    Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Low down dirty double crossing ...

    • By Stuart on 08-02-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • The Heroes

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New recording with the original narrator

    • By Gavin on 21-01-12

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • Red Country

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

    Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gritty, Graphic and Darkly Funny

    • By Thursday Week on 26-10-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Sharp Ends

    • Stories from the World of the First Law
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 763
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For Abercrombie fans

    • By Robyn on 11-07-16

    Regular price: £24.99