Red Country takes place in Abercrombie’s First Law World series of books, but also stands alone as a fantasy epic (check that page count!). Fans of the world and series may have a grumble or two when they see who makes an appearance and who doesn’t. Abercrombie struts his usual stuff across the pages and while some of the characters come across as stereotypical at best, longtime fans may approach this installment with a more open heart. It would have been nice to see our heroine on the cover, as it’s chiefly her tale. Frontier towns, gold fever, duels at high noon and unmapped landscapes that plucky heroes must launch themselves into ... it’s everything you would expect from an Abercrombie fantasy.