THE COLOUR OF VENGEANCE is the sequel to THE HERESY WITHIN and the second novel of THE TIES THAT BIND trilogy by Rob J. Hayes. It follows the adventures of the Black Thorn, a murderous bandit who is possibly the strongest man in the world but utterly unable to control himself or his tempers. The Black Thorn has been betrayed by his fellows and is not going to stop until he gets his revenge.
THE HERESY WITHIN is my first grimdark novel and was a book which introduced me to the idea that fantasy could be more than just good guys, bad guys, and magic swords. Well, no, actually it was GAME OF THRONES but this this was my SECOND grimdark novel that told me such things weren't just one-off products which couldn't be replicated. This is a novel full of sex, swearing, blood, and morally repugnant but somehow still likable anti-heroes
Rob J. Hayes is one of the great underrated independent fantasy authors of today but that may be changing as his latest work WHERE LOYALTIES LIE is a finalist in the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. He's an author who writes extremely good grimdark that involves morally ambiguous characters, plots, and twists that draw companions to Joe Abercrombie. However, is it possible for him to write something LIGHTER?