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The Blade Itself - (First Law Trilogy) by Joe Abercrombie (Paperback)

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  • The first novel in the First Law Trilogy and debut fantasy novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie.
  • About the Author: Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings.
  • 560 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy
  • Series Name: First Law Trilogy

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About the Book



Infamous Logen Ninefingers has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian. He is caught in murderous conspiracies and old scores, along with Captain Jezal dan Luthar, Inquisitor Glokta and the wizard Bayaz, who all must try to survive the coming war.



Book Synopsis



The first novel in the First Law Trilogy and debut fantasy novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie.

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 Glokta 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.



Review Quotes




"[Abercrombie has] begun breaking his own rules. And succeeding wildly at it. ... [R]arely has Abercrombie had so much fun while rollicking through his colorful cast's foibles and witty dialogue - and rarely has he dished out so much straight-for-the-heart poignancy."--The A.V. Club

"Abercrombie has written the finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory. He's one writer that no one should miss."--Junot Diaz

"Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else."--Guardian (UK)

"Bloody and relentless."--George R. R. Martin on Best Served Cold

"Bold and authentically original."--Jeff VanderMeer

"Compelling characters, a complex plot, and style to burn."--Strange Horizons

"Exhilarating... Abercrombie's knack for wit and grit holds your attention throughout, and his eye for character means that there's heart as well as muscle."--SFX (UK)

"Heroic fantasy without conventional heroes . . . Full of cynicism and wit."--RT Book Reviews

"If you're fond of bloodless, turgid fantasy with characters as thin as newspaper and as boring as plaster saints, Joe Abercrombie is really going to ruin your day. A long career for this guy would be a gift to our genre."--Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

"Imagine The Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa."--Lev Grossman, Wall Street Journal on The Heroes

"Magnificent, richly entertaining"--Time on The Heroes

"New, fresh, and exciting."--The Independent (UK)

"Pointed, driven, and sharp."--Locus on Red Country

"There is a gritty edge to his world and an awareness of the human cost of violence that is very contemporary."--The Times



About the Author



Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 560
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Series Title: First Law Trilogy
Publisher: Orbit
Theme: Epic
Format: Paperback
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 79786056
UPC: 9780316387316
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-8987
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.7 inches length x 5.9 inches width x 8.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
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