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BOOK REVIEW: The Blade Itself (4 stars) by Joe Abercrombie

Verdict: A different kind of fantasy book. Knowing, earthy and home to one of the best anti-heroes I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.

I will first be honest and say that this is the second time I’ve read this book. 601 more words


Beware the Bloody Nine

Author Joe Abercrombie deserves credit for two great things when it comes to his fantasy First Law trilogy.

  1. The Bloody Nine. Logen Ninefingers, so known because one of his digits was excised during many one of his personal and/or tribal battles, is a simple dude.
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Judging a Cover by its...Wait a Minute

So, this summer has been an amazing process of discovery and really hard work.  Mostly hard work.  But that is what has made it so wonderful.   590 more words


Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie now going for $1.99 Kindle version as of 7/14/15

I am a big fan of Joe Abercrombie. The First Law triology and it’s characters rate very high on my list of best books/best characters I’ve read. 720 more words

Sand dan Glokta quote from the Blade Itself

“Ahhh.” Glokta cracked a toothless smile. “Hot as the Maker’s forge, Barnam, just the way I like it.” The heat was getting into the leg now, and the pain was subsiding.

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The Bloody-Nine quote from The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.

Logen set his jaw and clenched his fists under the rotten shreds of blanket. He could go back to the ruins of the village by the sea, just one last time.

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