Cited to learn that she was the primary POV in The True Bastards She is a natural leader but constantly uestions er place in a male centric society She s a warrior but uses Families as They Really Are her wit beforeer blade whenever possible She s still dealing with the after effects of Murder at the Diogenes Club (Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries, her battle with the Sludge Man ander weaknesses may threaten Surya Namaskara her ability to lead Above all she s willing to make unprecedented life or death decisions to keeper THANJAVUR hoof and followers alive These decisions bringer followers into uncharted and dangerous territories that were fantastic to discover Although Fetch is the primary focus of the narrative the story just as much about surviving the surrounding Lot Lands as it is about the Bastards journey through themWhile the foul language and obscenities are still prevalent in the seuel it seems like they re used sparingly and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century have greater bite when deployed Once again French captures the graphic nature of gang camaraderie with aeavy dose of Finding Forever humor andeart The tone and sense of Rabbit Hole (The Paradox Series, harrowing dread stays consistent throughout the story and it makes for an excellent page turning read There are uite a few surprises in store that caught me off guard and I m looking forward to discussing them when thisits the shelvesThe True Bastards is an immersive and gripping tale of survival and sacrifice and does an exceptional job further developing The Lot Lands in surprising and interesting ways If you Painted Doll (Only In Tokyo Mystery, have an interest in reading a series based on nonuman protagonists as they battle and claw their way through an unforgiving environment while forging bonds of brotherhood this series checks all of those boxes and so much Highly recommended ARC via Edelweiss This book will be released on October 8 2019 BLOODY HELLS YES This is Fetch arc she s the new leader and she s bad ssed This book is slammed full of action and ssholes I damn loved it better than the first bookFetch Ewiger Saatz has to go through ALOT of shit in this book now that she s in charge and sheas to fight to keep everyone safe and fed There are things working against Restricted her but it takes a lot to bring a good OrcElf down She will kick your ss andave you for breakfast well not so much that last one There are some appearances from the first book as well as some sadness and Bạn Gái humor I can t wait to own a physical copy Thank you to Netgalley and The Publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this awesome book Mel MY BLOG You name us mongrels You name us soot skins You name us ash coloreds You name us inatred What will you name us when you learn to fear us Here we go I ve been looking forward to the next installment in this gritty violent bloodthirsty foul mouthed barbaric Mad Max on Deep Magic hogs chaotic world since I turned the last page of the first book Did Jonathan French deliver Indeede did Let me give you just a bit of background to catch you upThe Frails otherwise known as Her Secret Fantasy (Spice Trilogy humansave relied on The Hoof bands of castoff Glennas Seeds half orcs to serve as a barrier in The Lots between them and the rampaging Orcs Centaurs and numerous other creatures who routinely during a Berserker moon try to destroy everything in their path The Half orcs are the progeny of Orcs raping frails or in the case of oureroine Fetching elves They are toothy brawny ugly babies that even make their mothers shiver in disgust They might be mugly but they grow up to be fierce fighters not as strong as Orcs but infinitely smarter To protect their stronghold Hispartha the frails create a land for these repugnant alf breeds to serve as a buffer between them and those monstrous creatures who desire their destructionIn the last season I m using a TV term because I feel that some bright executive in TV land should be cueing this up for Netflix or HBO Jackal was the focal character but now that e is off on some crusade to eviscerate an odious magician that leaves Fetching in charge of their Hoof clan the Bastards Fetching is the only female The breaking of the circle hog rider but now she breaks another glass ceiling by becoming the one and only Chief uim the term freuently used to describeer by rival Hoof bands Yeah it s not fucking easy being a woman in charge Never taken orders from no woman Before Sure You Have Fetch Said Giving Sure you Driven by Destiny (The Protector, have Fetch said giving saddle s girth strap one final sharp tug Had to be at least one that told you to go faster Okay yeah I nearly geysered the mouthful of Earl Grey tea Iappened to Kingston City Directory have just sipped before reading that line There will be numerous lines sprinkled throughout the text that will inspire a chortle a snortle or uite possibly a full on knee slapping belly laugh Needless to say any snide remark that any male of the species any species can conjure Fetch willave a barbed reply waiting in Dads Pregnant Too her uiver of snarky word shafts It doesn telp that Fetch is a Runaway Pumpkins half orc wet dream wither lush curves and pleasing features thanks to Les Miserables (Les Misrables) her elfin mother and seems to be putting out a fog of pheromones that turns every male into a grunting moronic asshole She may not look like a badass but once they feel the sting ofer blade tickling their tenders they Dancing with Words have to reevaluateer abilities Fetch is exceptional something that women all over Pooperella (Farty Tales Book 1) have discovered theyave to be to even be considered for any sort of advancement It is never enough to be eually as good How many women wish they could grab a man by In Defense of a Liberal Education his scrotum with their glovedands and tell Gender Is Fair Game him to shut the fuck up and sit down beforeis manhood becomes an ugly but small objet d art on Wybór wierszy her mantlepiece Forer own safety Fetch 11 Before 12 has to bristle with menacing violence So naturally thingsave turned to steaming shit The Lots are a wide swath of Thunderdome Things are so bad that Conan might pack up POISONS D'AVRIL his swords and scuttle off to a safer geography Droughtas brought famine the Hoof numbers are at an all time low some magical wolves are trying to kill Fetch another Hoof Chief is plotting The Theory Of Industrial Organization her demiseow dare she think a female can run a Hoof Band some really fucked up super Orc is trying to turn LAbyssin her into splatter the frailsave brought cannon to their stronghold in The Lots fucking Jackel won t return from Promise of Power his fucking uest toelp and the elves are not turning out to be the allies she oped they would be
Oh And She Is About To Discover The Truth Of and she is about to discover the truth of origin story Yep like something right out of the super ero comic books Despite all these distractions Fetching is coming to some controversial conclusions about the future of the Half orcs and their overlord masters the Frails Why serve when one can rule thyself Again as I turn the last page of this second season see what I m doing there again I m already wondering when I will Christian Faith 101 have the pleasure of meeting back up with my smelly ill tempered Hoof band Who doesn t want toang out with Mead Dumb Door Shed Snake Culprit Polecat Oats and Hoodwink I ve already yelled out in my sleep We live in the saddle We die on the The Math Workshop hog Not an easy explanation to present to a befuddled wife woken from deep slumber Strap on your tulwar sling your crossbow across your back and get ready to ride yourog into battle with Fetch She needs all the Babys Bathtime help she can get even from Frails like you and I If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit alsoave a Facebook blogger page at and an Instagram account Ok this was surprisingly different a whole new direction Review to come 45 STARS Live in the saddle Die on the She Left Me the Gun hog Aaaahhhh It was SO GOOD to be back with theoof againAdmittedly it took me until about 20% before I fully Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) had a grasp on what allad Its Just Been Glorious happened in book 1 If ever a seuel needed as synopsis at the beginning it s this one since my brain is such a sieve But even without aandle on where my favorite characters Cell had gotten to and why I was still left with Jonathan French s wonderfully clever prose an. Ains even as orcs andumans alike threaten the Lots' very existence Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, her from beyond the grave and suddenly only one faintope for salvation remain. ,
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I just finished and YES What a journey this was through the Lot Lands Character driven and fueled with an engrossing plot this novel was a meaty piece of Bastard pie Loved ItReviewThe True Bastards does not disappoint and delivers an eually foul mouthed filthy plot in gritty prose filled with adventure and dare I say surpasses even The Grey Bastards with its meaty ambitious plot that renders addictively epic Fetch and er The American Nurse hoof find themselves left in the debris field and smolder of their former fortress now the ruins of the Kiln With theogs Dangerous Desire hauling stones to Winsome among the coals the rebuild of their fortress is slow going and dangerous Their fortification will need all the resources available to keep them safe With most of the skilled tradesman gone after the fall of the Claymaster woodas become one of the most precious commodities that Fetch luckily secured a lot of as the new Chief But safety and provisions aren t the only things she The Little Book of Puns has to worry about forer oof Her ealth is declining in a sudden and rapid deadly way Keeping The Complete Idiots Guide to Rumi Meditations her illness a secret Fetch embarks on a journey to seek a cure What begins as a stroll through Un wundulas turns out to begin a seuence of events that will test Fetch s abilities and judgments as chief discover truths abouterself and Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums (Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis, her brothers and will challengeer rank With a semi peaceful intro into the novel it really starts to pick up once Jackal and Oats play their part and it turns into a goring thrill adventure Uncovering a backhanded scheme to kill off all the alf orcs by frails Fetch must try to unite the mongrel factions and outwit a masterminded plan that tests the loyalties of er brothers In er struggles Fetch must sort out the truths of friends and foes With elemental forces taking everything from the oof she is coerced to put not only A Strangers Touch (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, herself but the entirety of theoof in danger of existence Facts about Threat Vector: INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 4) (English Edition) her ancestry will be the shocking ingredient as to why sheas become the most important prong played that will trap The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler her either in a losing or winning position if she can figure outow to use Papyrus and Tablet her knowledge wiselyThe creatures imagined and intrigue plotted in this novelave created The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham hair singing andeart racing moments edging the abyss like toiling taunts with the devil in an unputdownable throat constricting fashion Never striving of the path and true to French s filthy lingo used in The Grey Bastards the entirety of the novel reads strongly gritty and is interspersed with clever funny one liners I loved I am Fetching leader of the A Foxs Love (American Kitsune half orcoof known as the True Bastards I need to know who you cocksuckers are and what you are doing in the fucking lots A perfect balance to all the action of the plot The Provocateur has been given to detailing character development and backgroundhistoryorigination of places that lend an understanding to the deeper expansion of theeritage explored that will undoubtedly be important and the essential set up to the next novel in the seuence Among the characters we already know from the first installment this novel introduces a whole cast of new ones that radiate new colors into the mesh of the story definitely interestingly imagined and a venue for new directions to explore The Trading Christmas hogs are still awesome and continue to play an important roleere The motto LIVE IN THE SADDLE DIE ON THE HOG receives further meaning when the brothers come together and Never an outbreak honor one of their own A very touching moment among some others that allowed reverenceere It made the comradery merge palpable to the reader diluting the lines of pages in a book read with being lost immersively in the story among comrades Overall the story flowed really well and is loaded with adventure after adventure The characters are afforded umanity through flaws and doubts while the plot continues mesmerizingly mysterious Packed with intrigue twists turns imaginative creatures menacing mayhem and sualid filth it s the perfect grungy fantasy with an added bonus of a strong female protagonist you don t want to mess with This was one of my novels of the year When I read The Grey Bastards novel novels of the year When I read Grey novel year it ad absolutely taken me by surprise It was my first novel to read of the kind so foulmouthed kinky brutal and fantastic I was Men hooked and simply smitten It took entirely too long of a wait to read The True Bastards this year I readenjoy and review different genres on my blog which did not garner me exclusive access to an ARC of thisighly anticipated novel automatically Therefore I am very grateful to Isotopic Carbon have received one after all THANK YOU Because THIS NOVEL IS ABSOLUTELY RAD I rate novels individually and love different books for different reasons If I was smitten with The Grey Bastards last year I am now fully fletched invested and convinced of French s ability to create a thoroughly immersive epic fantasy with substance The True Bastards is packed with so many turns of events and details developed it garner s a reread and I am already eager to do so The Lot Lands 1 and 2old their own due to the uniuely daring gritty voice and style that unapologetically do not let up This in turn makes them compellingly addictive I d The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) highly recommend this meaty Bastard pie of a delightful sualid fantasyEnjoy I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for anonest review Thank you kindly I also want to thank the publisher Crown Publishing for sending me the book More of my reviews Step Out of Your Story here Happy Book day to SPFBO winner Jonathan FrenchThis is the seuel to The Gray BastardsWe vead well over a thousand self published fantasy books through the SPFBO gates and no book The Eyes of the Dead has ever scoredigher than The Grey Bastards The Lot Lands shaped you and often its molding Rules for a Lady hands were cruel But any form that survived its touch was one better suited to endure its next caress next crushing fist It mattered not at all that you might not enjoy what you became What mattered was that you lived The True Bastards by Jonathan French is the much anticipated seuel to The Grey Bastards which was published by Orbit last year This seuel offers the same gritty treacherous and filthy world of the first book but exceeds it with an elaborate bold plot and downright awesome characterisationThe True Bastards picks up shortly after the finale of the first book The Bastards are on the brink of utter ruin they are starving weak and if that wasn t bad enough theyave creatures and other clans intent on annihilating them Fetch the female Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles half orc is their new leader but forow long Can she find a solution to save ABC heroof And when a new bigger threat to The Lot Lands emerges can she uncover the truth behind it all With all this burden upon Odd Man In her Fetch certainlyas Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale her work cut out and finding a way to be the best leader she can forer loyal Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children hoof riders is certainly no easy taskI ll start by mentioning what I love most about this series which would definitelyave to be the world building The Lot Lands is not exactly what you would call a picturesue place to live and this second novel further establishes that fact The Lot s brutal scorching terrain is filled with blood thirsty centaurs volatile elves orcs ravenous Carlyle Marney hyenas anduman military forces that believe their rule is supreme Our story centres around The True Bastards Shameful hoof a ragtag of foul mouthed brashalf orcs who ride ogs known as Barbarians Although they seem savage on the surface they are in fact intelligent and incredibly endearing with their bond towards each other Underneath it all they work tirelessly to sustain their clan I m so impressed with ow amazingly epic French Sacred Landscapes has created this biker gang esue world it was frankly so much fun to be immersed within itNow if I m beingonest I didn t think I would. Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands Now she is the leader of Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, her ownoof a band of loyal Gold Rush half orcs sworn toer command But in the year since she took power the True Bas. Enjoy The True Bastards uite as much as I did with The Grey Bastards I wasn t overly keen on Fetch in the first book and knowing that she would be the main character in the seuel felt kind of disappointing I WAS WRONG Fetch was such a superb character She showed an abundance of strength courage and she Girl Reporter had such a fiery attitude every time she wasumiliated or degraded especially by males it truly was a pleasure to see Hunted her put them in their place Fuck shead such a way with words I am Fetching leader of the Gingerbread Heart half orcoof known as the True Bastards I need to know who you cocksuckers are and what you are doing in the fucking Lots Aw ells Mead said under is breathHowever throughout the book we see that Fetch is than just Biz Talk-2 herardened exterior as she illustrated Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, her caring and loyal side too In fact all of the Bastards appeared to be rough neck brutes but at their core they were genuinely charming towards one another This is where French really made this seuel into something uite special becausee managed to greatly increase the depth of each character Mead Polecat Shed Snake Hoodwink and my beloved Jackal Oats and Fetch all made an incredible cast of friends who I became so attached to by the end One of my favourite scenes was when the Bastards were playing games with the children from their orphanage in a lake The children were reluctant to wash as children are and so to entice them into the water they made a sport of it This scene just perfectly cut through all the grimness of the book and showed such a beautiful light A Historical Atlas of Tibet hearted side to each one of themI m just going to briefly mentionere that much in the style of The Grey Bastards the level of profanity sexual references including that of genitalia and crude behaviour is just as The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, high in this book Personally I found it entertaining as it created some cracking banter and muchumour to again juxtaposition the darker scenes I also felt it rightly fits this world that French Italian Warships Of World War II has created where thealf orcs are carnal by nature However I realise not every reader is going to be comfortable with it so I think it s important to know this before diving inSo what else made this book a remarkable read Well that resides in the action seuences I previously found with the first book that there was a bit too much politics introduced and at times I felt this became overly complex and confusing In the True Bastards French aptly delivers a balance between the politics which is still central to the plot but brought clarity and in between those sections we also get exceptional combat scenes Towards the end when the Bastards were reunited with two of their most fiercest deadliest riders to face a few formidable foes that was a fantastic game changer for me My attention turned from intrigued to Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) holy sheeeeet to please don t let anyone die to fuckingell I can t put this book down How dare you make me feel so many things for orcs FrenchI firmly believe that French Critical Social Theory and the End of Work has raised the bar in The True Bastards as this was one awesomeog ride If you re looking for a filthy fierce fun fuelled read then the Bastards The Traps have got you coveredARC provided by Orbit in exchange for anonest review Thank you The True Bastards by Jonathan French is a book I reuested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary Last year I read The Grey Bastards and of the 800 books I read this book stood out as my favorite So when I saw this second book I really Simple Wicca hoped they would let me read it The last book was centered around thealf orcs group they call a Protect Your Purity hoof and this good calls themselves The Grey BastardsThis groupas some of the same people but they Theatre Histories have the first womanalf orc chief The Waterloo hoof lives in the same Lot as before but they call themselves The True Bastards This job is not easy for a male to be riding a giant mean tuskedog A Yobo hog big enough to carry aalf orc long distances The female chief The Last Runaway has to ride fight pull and shoot a bow knife fight and be totally fearless to live in aoof but so to be the chief The Lots is a ard
LIFE THE FOOD IS SCARCE LOTSThe food is scarce lots enemies the land barren All the good depends if the chief s decisionsThis is a very action filled book that olds nothing back If you are offended by swear words even implied ones this is not for you This is what it would really be like ifThat s why I like it French make this world and characters so real I think my favorite character is Polecat e is paler than the other alf orcs and very uiet on Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) his feet and a good sniper Bad guys are dead and they don t know it yet This is non stop action page turner from the beginning My emotions were everywhere There are lots of great creatures inere too Elves trolls orcs snake like creatures sorcerers and centaurs The worst are Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories humans There is so much that goes on inere It is a must read Truly another winning book Love the cover Our favorite Bastards are back now lead by Fetching and are in a bad way With the Kiln gone the True Bastards renamed from the Grey Bastards fight starvation and terrifying threats old and new How will they survive With grit and sheer determination that s Inside the Hornets Head howI loved The Grey Bastards and Jonathan Frenchas done it again This is a stellar second novel terrifically uniue and exciting It moves at breakneck speed with brutal action and epic battles The worldbuilding just keeps getting richer deeper and uniue in this series and you are in for some shocking wonderful and terrifying surprisesFrench Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey has dug deep with this one creating connections to events and characters from the first book that I never saw coming some of which I wouldn t evenave thought possible but Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales he makes them work in the most amazing waysIf you liked The Grey Bastards you are going to lose your shit with this incredible follow up I sure did There are many ways to die but only one way to survive just keep going Is starvation decimating your ranks with food a constant scarcity Just keep going Is there a new ancient threat that leads a terrifying race of creatures tount in ways never seen before
Just keep going Has your lover and protector deserted your clan ave you sent your best warrior far away and iskeep going Has your lover and protector deserted your clan ave you sent your best warrior far away and is sickness corrupting you from the inside out Just keep going and don t stop until there s nothing and no one left Such is the plight of Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., hoof leader Fetching as we rejoiner in the Lot Lands nearly two years after the events of The Grey Bastards in Jonathan French s intense and massively entertaining seuel The True BastardsWhen we last visited the Lot Lands the Orc Incursion The Ground beneath her Feet has thrown the survivingalf orcs into chaos The Bastards Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders home was decimated and Jackalas left to Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) hunt down the wizard who is behind the plague and incursions The battle with the centaurs under the Betrayer moon combined with the encroaching full blood thicks from the southas sown chaos among the ranks of the surviving William Gibson hoofs Fetchas become the de facto leader of a new Nancy Drake hoof the True Bastards and takes in newopefuls and free riders and anyone else who fought bravely against their enemies and could Bandbox help fill out the ranks But a female leader of aoof does not sit well with others The Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, humans are starting to muster their strength to the north new visitors appear in the south and enemies areunting down the Bastards in all directions Fetch s duties would be difficult enough if she didn t Kicking It (Alex Craft, have to deal with the day to day challenges of feeding the orphans guarding their wallsunting mining and training their meager forces Hundreds of Homeport half orcs andumans depend on Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose her decisions for survival and now forces both ancient and familiar are revealing secrets that could cause Fetching to lose everyone and everything she s fighting forFetching was my most beloved character in The Grey Bastards so I was ex. Tardsave struggled to survive Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership Fetching battles desperately to stave off famine desertion and the scorn of the other The Donovan Legacy (Donovans half orc chieft.