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The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie
The Blade Itself
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Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal... show more
Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glotka a whole lot more difficult.Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781591025948 (159102594X)
ASIN: 159102594X
Publisher: Pyr
Pages no: 531
Edition language: English
Series: The First Law (#1)
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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it
0.0 The Blade Itself
Decided to quit reading this book. Abercrombie has created a very gritty world that does feel more like what a pre-industrial world at war would actually be for the suffering characters. But that bleak and dark tone isn't what I want to be reading right now. So maybe another day.
Books & tea
Books & tea rated it
5.0
I had a lot of work lately, but I finally managed to get through the 700 pages of this book.And I loved it. Last year I read "Best served cold", by the same author, and I loved it too. Abercrombie is great at creating unforgettable characters. I particularly like Glotka, an ancient soldier whose bod...
Dreamer
Dreamer rated it
4.0 The Blade Itself
Some interesting characters in this epic fantasy but very much a part one, nothing is resolved in this book.
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 Excellent first volume of this trilogy
The first part of the First Law trilogy, this is a very good read in the fantasy genre. This volume deals mainly with the joining together of a very different bunch of characters from all over this fantasy world. From noble dilettantes to rough Northmen and from crippled torturers to enigmatic magi,...
Robin Lythgoe
Robin Lythgoe rated it
I could wish that this book weren't so incredibly vulgar and riddled with the f-bomb. Besides that and some irritating and foolish editing, the story is good. Intriguing. Many layered. Varied. Were it not for the foul language, explicit violence, and crude vulgarity, I could give this 4-4.5 stars....
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