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A beautiful box set containing SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Joe Abercrombie's epic fantasy trilogy: THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED and LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS.
The past never stays buried. This is the new violent, bloody and fast-paced tale from SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Joe Abercrombie.
Violent, bloody and fast-paced; this is the ultimate revenge fantasy by bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.
Striking, character-driven and cynical noir fantasy
A beautiful, collectible new hardback edition of one of the greatest fantasy novels of the past decade.
War. Politics. Revolution. The Age of Madness has arrived . . .
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie. `Grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Top notch noir fantasy - follow up to the superb THE BLADE ITSELF and BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED'You should always end with the best. Wow' SFX
Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion. Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . .
Violence, hope, murder and revenge - it must be the new bestelling, and award-winning, collection from Joe Abercrombie, set in the infamous The First Law Universe
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
The astonishing novel which launched Joe Abercrombie's career, THE BLADE ITSELF is a superb, dark and addictive epic fantasy.
Chaos. Fury. Destruction. The Great Change is upon us . . .
The end is coming.Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him - but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. It's past time for the Bloody-Nine to come home.With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe, and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. It's a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough.Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it.While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law...
The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is.Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . . .Sharp Ends combines previously published, award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.
Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre's best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.FEATURING // CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE // PAOLO BACIGALUPI // ALIETTE DE BODARD // JOE ABERCROMBIE // RICH LARSON // NAOMI NOVIK // ALYSSA WONG // DARYL GREGORY // ALEX IRVINE // SAM J. MILLER // ALICE SOLA KIM // SETH DICKINSON // CAROLYN IVES GILMAN // GENEVIEVE VALENTINE // CAITLIN R. KIERNAN // AMAL EL-MOHTAR // THEODORA GOSS // IAN R. MACLEOD // DELIA SHERMAN // GEOFF RYMAN // NINA ALLAN // N.K. JEMISIN // LAVIE TIDHAR // YOON HA LEE // PAUL MCAULEY // CHARLES YU // E. LILY YU // KEN LIU
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' GEORGE R.R. MARTINWORDS ARE WEAPONSPrincess Skara has seen all she loved turned to ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade.ONLY HALF A WAR IS FOUGHT WITH SWORDSThe deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. But now he faces the greatest army since the elves made war on God.SOMETIMES ONE MUST FIGHT EVIL WITH EVILSome - like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith - are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others - like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver - would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness...
'Grabbed me and refused to let go' George R.R. MartinSOMETIMES A GIRL IS TOUCHED BY MOTHER WARThorn lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill.SOMETIMES A GIRL BECOMES A WARRIORFate traps her in the schemes of Father Yarvi, sending her across half the world to seek allies against the ruthless High King.SOMETIMES A WARRIOR BECOMES A WEAPONBeside her is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure in his eyes and hers, he has one chance at redemption.AND WEAPONS ARE MADE FOR ONE PURPOSEMust Thorn be a tool in other hands or can she carve her own path? Is there a place beyond legend for a woman with a blade?
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.'A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTINPrince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi's path may end as it began - in twists, and traps and tragedy...
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 neighbour, 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.Bremer dan Gorst, disgraced master swordsman, has sworn to reclaim his stolen honour on the battlefield. Obsessed with redemption and addicted to violence, he's far past caring how much blood gets spilled in the attempt. Even if it's his own.Prince Calder isn't interested in honour, and still less in getting himself killed. All he wants is power, and he'll tell any lie, use any trick, and betray any friend to get it. Just as long as he doesn't have to fight for it himself.Curnden Craw, the last honest man in the North, has gained nothing from a life of warfare but swollen knees and frayed nerves. He hardly even cares who wins any more, he just wants to do the right thing. But can he even tell what that is with the world burning down around him?Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail.Three men. One battle. No Heroes.
Collected together for the first time, here are the three hard-hitting standalone novels set in the world of Joe Abercrombie's bestselling FIRST LAW trilogy.BEST SERVED COLD: War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die.THE HEROES: Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail. Three men. One battle. No Heroes.RED COUNTRY: Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit off her family's killers with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried.
'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' George R. R. Martin, author of GAME OF THRONES.Here are the first six books set in the world of THE FIRST LAW, Joe Abercrombie's hugely successful fantasy creation. Join Logen Ninefingers, Jezal dan luthar and Inquisitor Glokta as war rages across the North in the first trilogy, and then enjoy three self-contained novels and discover more of the remarkable imagination of the UK's most prominent fantasy author.Contains THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED, LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS, BEST SERVED COLD, THE HEROES and RED COUNTRY