Abercrombie is one of my favorite authors and his Circle of the World novels are awesome. I like gritty fantasy which is heavy on fighting, wenching and drinking and light on elves and dwarves and he doesn't disappoint. He's just about my favorite fantasy author out there and Red Country is one of his better ones. Perhaps I'm biased because it features one of my favorite characters, but there is plenty of grit, well-written characters and an exciting plot.
I highly recommend this book.