Ves are not turning out to be the allies she hoped they would be Oh and she is about to iscover the truth of her origin story Yep like something right out of the super hero comic books Despite all these Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles 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 moing there again I m already wondering when I will have the pleasure of meeting back up with my smelly ill tempered Hoof band Who Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture doesn t want to hang 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 Weie on the hog Not an easy explanation to present to a befuddled wife woken from The Wrong Complexion for Protection deep slumber Strap on your tulwar sling your crossbow across your back and get ready to ride your hog into battle with Fetch She needs all the 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 also have a Facebook blogger page at and an Instagram account I just finished and YES What a journey this was through the Lot Lands Characterriven and fueled with an engrossing plot this novel was a meaty piece of Bastard pie Loved ItReviewThe True Bastards A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers does notisappoint and elivers an eually foul mouthed filthy plot in gritty prose filled with adventure and are I say surpasses even The Grey Bastards with its meaty ambitious plot that renders addictively epic Fetch and her hoof find themselves left in the Children of the Sun debris field and smolder of their former fortress now the ruins of the Kiln With the hogs hauling stones to Winsome among the coals the rebuild of their fortress is slow going andangerous 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 wood has 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 has to worry about for her hoof Her health is Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing declining in a sudden and rapideadly way Keeping 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 iscover truths about herself and her brothers and will challenge her 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 half orcs by frails Fetch must try to unite the mongrel factions and outwit a masterminded plan that tests the loyalties of her brothers In her struggles Fetch must sort out the truths of friends and foes With elemental forces taking everything from the hoof she is coerced to put not only herself but the entirety of the hoof in anger of existence Facts about her ancestry will be the shocking ingredient as to why she has become the most important prong played that will trap her either in a losing or winning position if she can figure out how to use her knowledge wiselyThe creatures imagined and intrigue plotted in this novel have created hair singing and heart racing moments edging the abyss like toiling taunts with the Witch-Hunt Narrative 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 half orc hoof known as the True Bastards I need to know who you cocksuckers are and what you areoing in the fucking lots A perfect balance to all the action of the plot has been given to My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi detailing characterevelopment and backgroundhistoryorigination of places that lend an understanding to the eeper expansion of the heritage explored that
undoubtedly be important and 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 efinitely interestingly imagined and a venue for new Mars Journey directions to explore The hogs are still awesome and continue to play an important role here The motto LIVE IN THE SADDLE DIE ON THE HOG receives further meaning when the brothers come together and honor one of their own A very touching moment among some others that allowed reverence here It made the comradery merge palpable to the readeriluting 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 humanity through flaws and Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption 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 youon t want to mess with This was one of my most anticipated novels of the year When I read The Grey Bastards novel last year it had absolutely taken me by surprise It was my first novel to read of the kind so foulmouthed kinky brutal and fantastic I was hooked and simply smitten It took entirely too long of a wait to read The True Bastards this year I readenjoy and review Climax (Double Alchemy, different genres on my blog whichid not garner me exclusive access to an ARC of this highly anticipated novel automatically Therefore I am very grateful to have received one after all THANK YOU Because THIS NOVEL IS ABSOLUTELY RAD I rate novels individually and love Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles different books forifferent 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 Roots and Blossoms detailseveloped it garner s a reread and I am already eager to The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom do so The Lot Lands 1 and 2 hold their ownue to the uniuely Shakespeare daring gritty voice and style that unapologeticallyo not let up This in turn makes them compellingly addictive I BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) d highly recommend this meaty Bastard pie of aelightful sualid fantasyEnjoy I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review Thank you kindly I also want to thank the publisher Crown Publishing for sending me the book More of my reviews here 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 hoped they would let me read it The last book was centered around the half orcs group they call a hoof and this good calls themselves The Grey BastardsThis group has some of the same people but they have the first woman half orc chief The 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 tusked hog A hog big enough to carry a half orc long istances The female chief has to ride fight pull and shoot a bow knife fight and be totally fearless to #Live In A Hoof But So BLOODY HELLS YES This #in a hoof but so BLOODY HELLS YES This Fetch arc she s the new leader and she s bad ssed This book is slammed full of action and ssholes I amn loved it better than the first bookFetch has to go through ALOT of shit in this book now that she s in charge and she has to fight to keep everyone safe and fed There are things working against her but it takes a lot to bring a good OrcElf Ains 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 remain. .Will Undoubtedly Be Important And
45 STARS Live in the saddle Die on the hog Aaaahhhh It was SO GOOD to be back with the hoof againAdmittedly it took me until about 20% before I fully had a grasp on what all had 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 a handle on where my favorite characters had gotten to and why I was still left with Jonathan French s wonderfully clever prose and his wonderfully clever heroine Fetching who now had the leadSidenote I m pretty sure Jonathan French has my undying Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, devotion not only for going with a heroine as the lead character but for pulling it offAnyway Despite the hardships they ve endured the Bastards are as irreverent and politically incorrect as ever Fetching made a point of never naming her mounts but the Bastards had taken to calling this one Womb Broom The only thing keeping the chief s uim free ofust I loved the evotion and loyalty they showed their new chief and the respect they had for her ecisions even if Fetching was working on a brutal learning curve Hard as living in the badlands could be it was nothing compared to living it in the hoofmaster s chair And their lives only got harder and harder as foes new and old came after them full tilt Survival was instinct It was akin to hunger or breathing There were some incredible moments as the story unfolded especially as beloved characters reappeared She could only watch And place her faith in the most brazen mongrel ever to ride the Lots which rounded out all the action and adventure nicelyI strongly recommend if fantasy is your jam Such good stuff The Lot Lands shaped you and often its molding 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 A Wish Your Heart Makes 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 they have creatures and other clans intent on annihilating them Fetch the female half orc is their new leader but for how long Can she find a solution to save her hoof And when a new bigger threat to The Lot Lands emerges can she uncover the truth behind it all With all this burden upon her Fetch certainly has her work cut out and finding a way to be the best leader she can for her loyal hoof riders is certainly no easy taskI ll start by mentioning what I love most about this series which wouldefinitely have 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 hyenas and human military forces that believe their rule is supreme Our story centres around The True Bastards hoof a ragtag of foul mouthed brash half orcs who ride hogs 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 how amazingly epic French has created this biker gang esue world it was frankly so much fun to be immersed within itNow if I m being honest I Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) didn t think I would enjoy The True Bastards uite as much as Iid 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 Loves Abuse Warrior Camp disappointing I WAS WRONG Fetch was such a superb character She showed an abundance of strength courage and she had such a fiery attitude every time she was humiliated oregraded especially by males it truly Was A Pleasure To a pleasure to her put them in their place Fuck she had such a way with words I am Fetching leader of the half orc hoof known as the True Bastards I need to know who you cocksuckers are and what you are Contemporary African literature doing in the fucking Lots Aw hells Mead said under his breathHowever throughout the book we see that Fetch is than just her hardened exterior as she illustrated 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 because he managed to greatly increase theepth 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 hearted side to each one of themI m just going to briefly mention here 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 high in this book Personally I found it entertaining as it created some cracking banter and much humour to again juxtaposition the 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners darker scenes I also felt it rightly fits this world that French has created where the half 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 beforeiving 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 Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) 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 fiercesteadliest riders to face a few formidable foes that was a fantastic game changer for me My attention turned from intrigued to holy sheeeeet to please Alt 38 Environmental Transformations don t let anyoneie to fucking hell I can t put this book Academic Skills down Howare you make me feel so many things for orcs FrenchI firmly believe that French has raised the bar in The True Bastards as this was one awesome hog #ride If you re looking for a filthy fierce fun fuelled read then #If you re looking for a filthy fierce fun fuelled read then Bastards have got you coveredARC provided by Orbit in exchange for an honest review Thank you There are many ways to Before the Door Closes die but only one way to survive just keep going Is starvationecimating your ranks with food a constant scarcity Just keep going Is there a new ancient threat that leads a terrifying race of creatures to hunt in ways never seen before Just keep going Has your lover and protector eserted your clan have you sent your best warrior far away and is a sickness corrupting you from the inside out Just keep going and on t stop until there s nothing and no one left Such is the plight of hoof leader Fetching until there s nothing and no one left Such is the plight of hoof leader Fetching we rejoin her 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 has thrown the surviving half orcs into chaos The Bastards home was We Are Each Others Harvest decimated and Jackal has left to huntown. 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 Bas. 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 south has sown chaos among the ranks of the surviving hoofs Fetch has become the They Left Great Marks on Me de facto leader of a new hoof the True Bastards and takes in new hopefuls and free riders and anyone else who fought bravely against their enemies and could help fill out the ranks But a female leader of a hoofoes not sit well with others The humans are starting to muster their strength to the north new visitors appear in the south and enemies are hunting Deans and Truants down the Bastards in allirections Fetch s Talking About Trees duties would beifficult enough if she Alien Contact didn t have toeal with the The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past day toay challenges of feeding the orphans guarding their walls hunting mining and training their meager forces Hundreds of half orcs and humans Bibliographia Aethiopica II depend on herecisions 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 excited to learn that she was the primary POV in The True Bastards She is a natural leader but constantly uestions her place in a male centric society She s a warrior but uses her wit before her blade whenever possible She s still Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women dealing with the after effects of her battle with the Sludge Man and her weaknesses may threaten her ability to lead Above all she s willing to make unprecedented life oreath Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches decisions to keep her hoof and followers alive Theseecisions bring her followers into uncharted and Saving Spring dangerous territories that were fantastic toiscover 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 have greater bite when Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture deployed Once again French captures the graphic nature of gang camaraderie with a heavyose of humor and heart The tone and sense of harrowing Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection 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 toiscussing them when this hits the shelvesThe True Bastards is an immersive and gripping tale of survival and sacrifice and Neglect-The Silent Abuser does an exceptional job furthereveloping The Lot Lands in surprising and interesting ways If you have an interest in reading a series based on non human 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 Ok this was surprisingly Academia Dream different a whole newirection Review to come Happy Book The Alien Assassins Stolen Bride day to SPFBO winner Jonathan FrenchThis is the seuel to The Gray BastardsWe ve had well over a thousand self published fantasy books through the SPFBO gates and no book has ever scored higher than The Grey Bastards 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 sheeretermination that s howI loved The Grey Bastards and Jonathan French has Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry About Their Parent's Use of Alcohol/Drugs 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 richereeper and uniue in this series and you are in for some shocking wonderful and terrifying surprisesFrench has Alcohol y Creación dugeep with this one creating connections to events and characters from the first book that I never saw coming some of which I wouldn t even have thought possible but 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 id You name us mongrels You name us soot skins You name us ash #Coloreds You Name Us #You name us hatred 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 hogs chaotic world since I turned the last page of the first book Did Jonathan French eliver Indeed he Organic Farming with respect to Cosmic Energy did Let me give you just a bit of background to catch you upThe Frails otherwise known as humans have relied on The Hoof bands of castoff half orcs to serve as a barrier in The Lots between them and the rampaging Orcs Centaurs and numerous other creatures who routinelyuring a Berserker moon try to The Philosopher's Stone A uest for the Secrets of Alchemy destroy everything in their path The Half orcs are the progeny of Orcs raping frails or in the case of our heroine Fetching elves They are toothy brawny ugly babies that even make their mothers shiver inisgust 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 half breeds to serve as a buffer between them and those monstrous creatures who Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy desire theirestructionIn 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 he 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 hog rider but now she breaks another glass ceiling by becoming the one and only Chief uim the term freuently used to escribe her 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 her 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 I happened to 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 will have a barbed reply waiting in her uiver #male of the species any species can conjure Fetch will have a barbed reply waiting in her uiver snarky word shafts It oesn t help that Fetch is a half orc wet How to Drink Without Drinking dream with her lush curves and pleasing features thanks to 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 of her blade tickling their tenders they have to reevaluate her abilities Fetch is exceptional something that women all over haveiscovered they have
"to be to even be considered for any sort of advancement It is never enough to be "be to even be considered for any sort of advancement It is never enough to be as good How many women wish they could grab a man by his scrotum with their gloved hands and tell him to shut the fuck up and sit African Native Literature, or Proverbs, Tales, Fables, Historical Fragments down before his manhood becomes an ugly but small objet art on her mantlepiece For her own safety Fetch has to bristle with menacing violence So naturally things have turned to steaming shit The Lots are a wide swath of Thunderdome Things are so bad that Conan might pack up his swords and scuttle off to a safer geography Drought has brought famine the Hoof numbers are at an all time low some magical wolves are trying to kill Fetch another Hoof Chief is plotting her Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse demise howare she think a female can run a Hoof Band some really fucked up super Orc is trying to turn her into splatter the frails have brought cannon to their stronghold in The Lots fucking Jackel won t return from his fucking uest to help and the el. Tards have struggled to survive Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership Fetching battles Alien Warlord's Passion desperately to stave off famineesertion and the scorn of the other half orc chieft.