First released in 2007, Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie is a magnificent epic fantasy novel. It is the 2nd book in The First Law trilogy. The book follows the adventures of Glotka, former swordsman turned torturer, and Bayaz, the First of the Magi who leads a peculiar band of warriors.
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Cover and Details of Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
- Title: Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, Book 2)
- Author: Joe Abercrombie
- Publisher: Gollancz
- Date Published: March 15, 2007
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575077883
- ISBN-13: 9780575077881
Summary of the Book
Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace?
And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers that make a strange alliance, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters. If they didn’t hate each other quite so much.
Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven – but not before they are hanged.
Reviews of Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
As the second novel in a trilogy, this could easily be seen as a bridging work. However, I enjoyed it even more than the first. There’s certainly a lot more going on. The Blade Itself was very good, but it didn’t really go anywhere and left the reader somewhat mystified as to where the story was headed. Before They Are Hanged rectifies this in spades, and there is a lot of progression. (by Dirk Grobbelaar, goodreads.com)
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