Characters featuring in or introduced in Joe Abercrombie's Red Country, a standalone sequel to The First Law series.
A young woman with a dark past.
Lamb/ Logen Ninefingers
A cowardly farmhand, Shy's stepfather.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Papa Wolf: Ready to rip the heads off of anyone who lays a finger on his adopted children.
- Retired Monster: Was formerly known as Logen "the Bloody-Nine" Ninefingers, the bloodiest bastard in the North, and perhaps the whole world.
- The Dreaded: Tough Northmen (Glama Golden, Cosca's mercenary) shit their pants when they realize who they are up against.
- The So-Called Coward: A dark take on this. He puts on a cowardly, non-confrontational personality, because if he engages in combat, it tends to bring out a not so nice side of his personality.
- Two Aliases, One Character: He's Logen Ninefingers/The Bloody Nine from The First Law. While the book can be enjoyed without knowing this, its a Late-Arrival Spoiler that is important to understanding his character.
- The Alcoholic: Frequently goes on and off the wagon.
- Lovable Rogue: Subverted. He has the personality, but his actions are anything but lovable.
- Rogue Protagonist: In his previous appearances, Cosca is a Lovable Rogue who is at least nominally working on the side of the rest of our protagonists. In this installment, however, he's chasing after a big payday, and the protagonists generally find themselves at cross purposes with him.
A cowardly young jack-of-all-trades serving as the lawyer for Cosca's band.
- Amoral Attorney: Subverted. He is introduced as a financial wheeler-dealer, but is quickly unsettled when Cosca takes on an unethical job from The Inquisition.
- I Owe You My Life: Is indebted to Cosca because Cosca once rescued him from prison.
- Renaissance Man: No one ever brings it up, but he's remarkably successful in the various gigs he gets throughout the book. Good priest, beguiling lawyer, expert architect.