Before They Are Hanged
Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It s enough to make a torturer want to run if he could even walk without a stick. Northmen have... show more
Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It s enough to make a torturer want to run if he could even walk without a stick. Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world. And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters if they didn t hate each other quite so much. Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven but not before they are hanged.
Publish date: March 1st 2008
Pages no: 543
Edition language: English
Series: The First Law (#2)
A fitting sequel to "The Blade Itself", this second part of the trilogy is entertaining, engaging and well-written with plenty of character development. It concerns a few story-lines: Ninefingers, along with Jesal, Bayaz, Quai and Ferro, travel West ot find a weapon to use in the forthcoming war.Co...
This is the second book in the First Law trilogy, and I enjoyed it equally as much as the first book. The first book had the advantage of the newness factor -- a new story, new characters, and a new world to learn about. This second book had the advantage of familiar characters. I was able to jump r...
29/7 - I've been dreading getting started on this review because I really don't know what to say about it. I suppose I could write FANTASTIC!! 50 times, but that's hardly a review in the truest sense of the word.Before they are Hanged was funny, sad, and full of gory action scenes. I do like a book...
Rarely do I like a series and stick to it. This one is just very good. Glokta, West, Logan follow their paths with their respective groups, paths filled with danger and uncertainty. Each path leads to death and unexpected encounters. They face a lot of violence and some worthwhile heartbreaking m...
The 1st Book (The Blade Itself) was good, but Before They Are Hanged is great. Whereas I found the The Blade Itself a little slow to start, Before They Are Hanged hits the ground running and never lets up. I didn't want this book to end, and will be jumping into the next book ASAP. I love Ambercromb...