They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through... show more
They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.THE HEROESFor glory, for victory, for staying alive.
Publish date: February 7th 2011
Pages no: 541
Edition language: English
Series: Pierwsze prawo
The Heroes was the second standalone book written in the First Law universe. I enjoyed it more than the previous standalone, Best Served Cold, but still not quite as much as I had enjoyed the original trilogy. For this book, we’re back in the North and there’s yet another war going on between the ...
Dass ich eine Lesung von Joe Abercrombie besucht habe, hat meine Begeisterung für diesen Autor neu entfacht. Nach fast einem Jahr Pause wurde es für mich mal wieder Zeit, in seine düstere, ehrliche High Fantasy abzutauchen. Aus seinem First Law – Universum fehlten mir noch zwei Romane: „Heldenklinge...
A compendium of everything Abercrombie does best: characterization, dark humour, and blood-drenched barbarians swinging axes and gutting enemies through putrid, mud infested battlegrounds. Bayaz is a joy to hate, Shivers is officially worthy of his name, and the surprising return of Bremer dan Gorst...
The plot can be described in a couple of sentences, literally. This is about a 3-day battle between the Union forces (civilized bureaucratic society) and Northern people (barbarians), and also about the events right before it and its aftermath. This is probably the most spoiler-free plot description...
Such an awesome book! I have a bunch of new favorite characters now