Reviews and Plaudits. “ The Blade Itself is an incredibly accomplished first novel.” – Victoria Hoyle, Emerald City “An extremely impressive debut, the first in a series subtitled The First Law, and in Joe Abercrombie it brings us a writer who oozes promise. This is …
Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroes, Best Served Cold, Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and three children.
May 04, 2006 · Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law series was too compelling not to finish in a single marathon. The first book, The Blade Itself, introduces a cast of well-developed, complex characters throw together in a world loosely based on medieval Europe. …
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself is sure to delight readers tired of the predictable machinations of standard fantasies. Its cast of characters resembles a rogue’s gallery: a cripple turned torturer; a misanthropic old wizard; a self-absorbed nobleman; and a contentious barbarian. An author to watch.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Logen Ninefingers, the barbarian and Dogman both have very gritty, earthy and uncultured styles, with contractions and bad verbage all over the place. Jezal Luthar, the fop, is pretentious while Sand dan Glokta, the interrogator, is littered with the thoughts of …
Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge. ©2015 Joe Abercrombie (P)2015 Hachette Audio Critic Reviews
In 2002, Joe Abercrombie began writing novels, the first novel being the blade itself. The novel was completed in 2004 and took a year of rejection by the publishing agencies before Gillian Redferan finally accepted to publish the book for a five figure deal in the year 2005.
Sep 08, 2015 · The Blade Itself has everything I look for these days in a fantasy novel. Joe Abercrombie’s debut , the first of a planned trilogy -2nd book is already out in the UK, packs a lot of action in a refreshingly (for fantasy readers) short space.
Joe Abercrombie. He began writing The Blade Itself in 2002, completing it in 2004. It took a year of rejection by publishing agencies before Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz accepted the book for a five-figure deal in 2005 (“a seven-figure deal if you count the pence columns”). It was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed in
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Jul 01, 2008 · About Joe Abercrombie. Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings). His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world. His novels have been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Awards,