Thursday 13 February 2020

The True Bastards by Jonathan French

Paperback, 592
Published October 8th 2019 by Crown
Series: The Lot Lands #2

I liked it, but at the same time it did feel boring at times, like several times. At times it felt mostly ok.

I really liked book 1, it was grim and effed up. Then book 2 came with a new voice. Suddenly Fetching was the main character, and I just do not like her. She is angry, and angry, and angry. I know your lot in lot sucks, but eh I just did not care for her.

And then the story got boggled down with her past, and it was a looooong way there.

I miss Jackal.

I can only see the negative things when I write this. I just miss the awesomeness of book 1, which made it one of the best books last year.

Hmm, I really should give it a 2 because I honestly do not feel like reading more in this series. But I will give it a 3, for trying. Too nice

Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she took power, the True Bastards have 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 half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots' very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave--and suddenly only one, faint hope for salvation remains.


  1. I enjoyed this, but yeah I agree it kinda paled in comparison to the first one, even though Fetch is one of my favorites! I will continue with the series if there are more books though, hopefully if so we'll get more Jackal.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. Oh a bit too bad for this one...

  3. I like the cover. I think I've seen it around but this is the first review I read.

    Maybe the next will be better.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

  4. OH no! How disappointing for you. I have to say, I didn't expect that cover with the title - I was thinking it was a cowboy book or something!

  5. Sorry to hear you didn't care for this one too much.

  6. I heard good things about the first one.

  7. Definitely sounds like things didn't work for you in this book.

  8. Ahhh!! Another series that's been on my TBR list that I need to get to. Too bad this one didn't hit the spot for you :/

  9. I have book 1 but haven't read it yet. Good to hear that was great at least.



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