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Last Argument of Kings, by Joe Abercrombie / *****

I’ve been marathoning my way through the First Law trilogy now for a while, and with each new chapter, falling more and more under Joe Abercrombie’s spell. 760 more words

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The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie 2006)

Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law trilogy is one which I’ve wanted to read for a while. As a result I was quite pleased when I discovered a box set containing the original trilogy going for a decent price. 765 more words


The Blade Itself - Joe Abecrombie

George RR Martin has already waxed lyrical about the stories told by Joe Abercrombie. If this first part of a trilogy, the First Law trilogy, is anything to go by then the Game of Thrones creator is spot on. 262 more words


'The Blade Itself' - Book Review

WOW what a book. An incredible fantasy story that is very character driven. “The Blade Itself” is an interesting story and its world is pretty complex. 170 more words


Snakewood - Adrian Selby


Once they were a band of mercenaries who shook the pillars of the world through cunning, alchemical brews, and cold steel. Whoever met their price won. 192 more words

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Review: Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (2012)

The First Law

Since the 2006 publication of The Blade Itself, the first entry in the First Law trilogy, Joe Abercrombie has been intent on deconstructing the modern fantasy genre. 814 more words

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Book Review: The Blade Itself

Plot: War is coming to the Union, from all directions. Traitors are rumoured to be corrupting the system from within, but are their confessions trustworthy? Inquisitor Glokta knows precisely what the prisoners are put through to confess, for he is on the other end of the torture instruments. 462 more words