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Joe Abercrombie - The Blade Itself (2006) Review

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


The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie

Title: The Blade Itself
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-genres: Grimdark, Political Intrigue, Competition
Publisher: Gollancz
Release Date: March 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 517
Series:  988 more words


The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

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


Review: “The Blade Itself”, by Joe Abercrombie

SPOILERS AHEAD for Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself, the first book in his The First Law trilogy.

I can’t claim that I enjoyed The Blade Itself… 1,060 more words


Guest Review - The First Law Trilogy

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
Reviewed by Pili Pili

I wrote two reviews for the series, after book 1 and then after book 3. 294 more words


Five Fantasy Books you NEED to Read

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


The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie--Book Review

The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie

If nothing else this book was definitely a thrill the whole way, bloody and explicit and dark. And all of that was great! 607 more words