Here's the synopsis Abercrombie himself wrote and posted on his website:
Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell, her brother and sister stolen, and knows she’ll have to go back to her bad old ways if she’s ever to see them again. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out he’s hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.
Their journey will take them across the lawless plains, to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feuds, duels, and massacres, high into unmapped mountains to a reckoning with ancient enemies, and force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, a man no one should ever have to trust . . . .
'None bloodier', huh?
Also just released was this artwork for the US version, simply titled RED COUNTRY. Count the fingers.
I'm over the moon at the prospect of more adventures of Ninefingers. It sounds like he's gone through a profound change in character since his last appearance, and Abercrombie has been reading lots of western fiction as inspiration. So it sounds like a dark fantasy mash-up of THE SEARCHERS and UNFORGIVEN with one of the most bad-ass characters in the genre being brought back into the fray.
The only other thing this book needs is a cameo from BEST SERVED COLD's Monza Murcatto and my life will be complete.
So who else here is an Abercrombie fan?
Edited by MaxTheSilent, 16 April 2012 - 06:04 AM.