The True Bastards by Jonathan French book cover reveal

We reveal the cover of Jonathan French’s latest fantasy novel The True Bastards

The bastards are back . . .

Following the runaway success of The Grey Bastards — one of the biggest debut fantasy launches of the last five years – Jonathan French returns with the highly-anticipated sequel, The True Bastards, and we’re thrilled to reveal the amazing cover!

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.

The True Bastards publishes on 10 October 2019 in paperback (£8.99), ebook and audio.

If you haven’t yet dived into the rough-and-tumble world of The Grey Bastards, then perhaps these accolades will convince you to mount your war hog and prepare for battle…

‘FILTHY, CHARISMATIC AND FRANKLY EXCELLENT’ Mark Lawrence

‘AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE – AND UNDENIABLY COOL – FANTASY MASTERWORK’ Kirkus 

‘A BLOODY GOOD TALE OF BATTLE, BETRAYAL AND WAR PIGS’ Brian McClellan

Cover credit: Design by Duncan Spilling (LBBG) and photography by Larry Rostant.

The True Bastards is out on 10 October 2019 in paperback (£8.99), ebook and audio.