According to Patrick from Stomping on Yeti, the newest Gollancz catalog (Gollancz publishes’ Abercrombie’s work in the UK) features the following blurb about Joe Abercrombie’s upcoming stand-alone novel Red Country (set in his First Law universe):
“His name is Logen Ninefingers. And he’s back for one more adventure…
Joe Abercrombie is the most successful genre novelist of his generation, with a remarkable, cynical and powerful voice cutting through the clichés of the fantasy genre to create something compelling and exceptionally commercial. A Red Country is his most powerful novel yet.”
If this is true, it would make a lot of sense: Abercrombie has been very close-mouthed about Logen’s fate in every interview I’ve read. What better reason to play it coy than that the Bloody-Nine has a major role in his forthcoming novel? My interest in reading this book just tripled in a matter of seconds.