Title Best Served Cold.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for browning/light spotting along page edges.
Edition First American edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Orbit: NY. 2009.
Seller ID 38491
Fantasy novel. First published in the UK by Gollancz in June 2009: this US edition was issued in July 2009 (as stated for both editions on the copyright page).
''mercenaries are a wonderful thing: they fight as you tell them, whom you tell them, and when you tell them, for nothing more precious or complicated than money. And Monzcarro Mercatto, and her brother (and lover) Benna Mercatto, are the two most successful, most popular, and most wealthy mercenaries in Styria...but wealthy, popular mercenaries are not such a good thing. In fact they're a downright dangerous thing. Which is why Grand Duke Orso of Styria arranges to have them dealt with. Permanently. With hindsight, he may come to consider this a tactical error. Through sheer good luck - which her brother doesn't share - Monzcarro survives the long and fatal drop Orso arranged for her, and staggers away from her encounter with a ruined right hand, an opium addiction ...and a plan to come back with a fortune, plenty of bladed weapons, and a single-minded determination to kill the seven men in the room when her brother was murdered. Preferably in as gruesome a manner as she can.''