This book has been flashing on my twitter feed of late so I decided it necessary to take a look. With top reviews from amazing authors like Mark Lawrence, how was supposed to walk away from adding this to my must read list.
‘Filthy, charismatic, and frankly excellent’ – Mark Lawrence
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (2018).
On The Back
BRING ON THE ORCS . . .
Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man’s-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs.
But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards’ existence – one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity’s tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon.
On the heels of the ultimate betrayal, Jackal must scramble to stop a devastating invasion – even as he wonders where his true loyalties lie.