Gollancz is delighted to be able to bring you the trailer for Joe Abercrombie’s  brilliant new adventure RED COUNTRY which will be available where all good books are sold on the 18th October 2012! To celebrate the launch of the trailer we are giving five lucky people a chance to win an early reading copy! To enter, watch the trailer and send your answer to this question: What is the name of the outlaw on the wanted poster? to: with the subject line: RED COUNTRY. All entries must be recieved by 11.59pm on the 3rd September 2012. Good luck!


They burned her home.

They stole her brother and sister.

But vengeance is following.

Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she’ll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she’s not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb’s buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried.

Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust. . .

The past never stays buried . . .