The Blade Itself

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5.9 X 8.8 X 1.7 inches | 1.2 pounds

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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.
"Pointed, driven, and sharp."--Locus on Red Country
"Magnificent, richly entertaining"--Time on The Heroes
"Imagine The Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa."--Lev Grossman, Wall Street Journal on The Heroes
"[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
"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)
"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
"Abercrombie has written the finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory. He's one writer that no one should miss."--Junot Diaz
"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
"Compelling characters, a complex plot, and style to burn."--Strange Horizons
"There is a gritty edge to his world and an awareness of the human cost of violence that is very contemporary."--The Times
"New, fresh, and exciting."--The Independent (UK)
"Heroic fantasy without conventional heroes . . . Full of cynicism and wit."--RT Book Reviews