Be still my beating heart, for the first review of Best Served Cold has slipped onto Her Majesty’s internet, from Rob Grant at Sci-Fi London. But did he love or hate the book? He says, among other things:
“This is deep, dark stuff but it’s a mark of that nice Mr. Abercrombie’s talent that he can wrap such complex themes in the kind of rip-roaring adventure that is so utterly compelling that, from the first page, it is impossible to put down.”
Ooh, that’s nice, I like that. Deep, dark, yet rip-roaring. Anything else?
“the whole is peppered by turns with gut-wrenching violence, nasty, visceral and real and the banter is interspersed with a terrific black humour, the kind that only people for whom dealing out death has become a mundane necessity can really carry off. The pacing throughout is excellent, the language beautifully crafted and, while I guessed the outcome of a couple of the story segments, there’s one hell of good twist right near the end that I defy anybody to have seen coming!”
Consider yourselves defied. So there you go. You are strongly advised to rush out and buy a copy.
In three and a half months.