The first entry in the First Law trilogy, an immensely popular fantasy epic among those who like that sort of thing (I include myself). Abercrombie was one of the essential voices in establishing the “grimdark” subgenre of epic fantasy that came up in the ‘90s and ‘00s. 620 more words
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For this week’s Front Cover Friday, I’ve chosen Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself.
There isn’t anything particularly eye catching about this cover. There are no mysterious figures, no hints of what the story may contain (except the blood splatters of course… There’s a lot of blood being splattered in the book). 32 more words
Tomorrow is World Book Day and over here in Barcelona it is also Sant Jordi, and thus tomorrow I amongst many other will take to the streets in search of new books to read, new worlds to discover and new places in which to loose myself for a couple of hours or days. 887 more words