The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is a fantasy novel originally published in 2006. It is the 1st book in the epic trilogy entitled The First Law. The brilliant story of series is set in an imaginative fictional world that resembles the Middle and Northern Europe, and also a bit of Middle Eastern empires.
The book is followed by Before They Are Hanged.
* Find the other books of the series here.
Cover and Details of The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
- Title: The Blade Itself (The First Law, Book 1)
- Author: Joe Abercrombie
- Publisher: Gollancz
- Date Published: May 4, 2006
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575077867
- ISBN-13: 9780575077867
Summary of the Book
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.
Nobleman Captain Jezal dan Luthar, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, 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. 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 who is 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.
Reviews of The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
This was one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a while, especially impressive as it’s a first novel. It has a fair amount of the aforementioned blood and swordplay, but it is much more than that. The characters are finely drawn and the story is both complex and well-paced. (by Jim, goodreads.com)
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