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Before They Are Hanged - Joe Abercrombie
Before They Are Hanged
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Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons the army is scarcely equipped... show more
Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone the cream of his forces. In the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta. The city is braced for the inevitable defeat and massacre to come, preparations are made to make the Gurkish pay for every inch of land ...but a plot is festering to hand the city to its beseigers without a fight, and the previous Inquisitor of Dagoska vanished without trace. Threatened from within and without the city, Glokta needs answers, and he needs them soon. And to the east a small band of malefactors travel to the edge of the world to reclaim a device from history - a Seed, hidden for generations - with tremendous destructive potential. A device which could put a end to war, to the army of Eaters in the South, to the invasion of Shanka from the North - but only if it can be found, and only if its power can be controlled ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575082014 (0575082011)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 584
Edition language: English
Series: The First Law (#2)
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 A fitting sequel to "The Blade Itself"
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...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.0 Review: Before They are Hanged (The First Law Book 2 of 6)
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...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
4.5 Before they are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie
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...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it
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...
Author C. M. Skiera's Blog
Author C. M. Skiera's Blog rated it
5.0 Before They Are Hanged
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...
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