The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe AbercrombieLogen 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 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. 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, hes 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.
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The First Law Trilogy
Adapt this: The First Law Trilogy. Like any good fantasy, The First Law Trilogy has its ample share of swords and shields, sandals and sorcery, blood, sex and violence. Captain Jezal dan Luthar is a brash young leader in the Union army who is put to the test when war threatens from the North as the barbarians invade Angland. One of those barbarians, the infamous and bloody Logan Ninefingers, sets off in search of any of his remaining clan among the southern lands after a skirmish leaves him near death. Inquisitor Glokta, a soldier-turned-cripple-turned-torturer, has his own machinations that seek to depose the authorities above him and exact revenge on those who have wronged him in his past.
It consists of a trilogy , three stand-alone novels and a number of novellas set in the same world. Abercrombie has finished the first draft for another trilogy set in the First Law world which will be set after the 3rd stand alone novel and serve as a sequel to the original trilogy. The First Law series is set in an epic fantasy world at war, reminiscent of medieval-era Europe and the greater Mediterranean world. The books of the trilogy do not contain maps, as Abercrombie prefers not to use them. There are two major theaters of war. The first takes place in the north between the Union and the Northmen, who invade the Union's northern province of Angland. The second is in the south between the Union and the Gurkish Empire, who attempt to annex the Union city of Dagoska.
Abercrombie's characters are marvelous and full of depth, and you're never quite sure what they'll do precisely because he makes them all so human. There are no clear villains, no clear heroes, no clear friends or enemies. Not only do we as readers puzzle over them, Abercrombie does a surprisingly good job at having each character see the rest through entirely different lenses. So while one character may be despised by all his old comrades, he's viewed as "the best man I know" by someone he met later in his life, in another place and time. While Glokta, a torturer and member of the Royal Inquisition, may be seen by almost all who encounter him as a hideously cruel and repugnant man, we are privy to his thoughts.
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I am so excited to be releasing this new trio of covers. I have been working on these for quite some time now with the illustrator, Greg Ruth. The books are also printed on the same great textured paper as Sharp Ends was, and they just feel like gorgeous design objects when you pick them up. But when I got work we were going to rerelease his original First Law Trilogy, I knew we had to do something exceptionally cool. These books are fan favorites and were already beloved pieces of design. You can read how those covers came about and see some fun process gifs here.
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The wiki about Joe Abercrombie 's First Law series that anyone can edit any of articles since June , which are full of spoilers, so read at your own peril!! The First Law is a fanstasy series composed of a trilogy and three stand-alone novels set in the same world, written by British novelist Joe Abercrombie. He is actively working on a new trilogy, and targetting September for publication of the first book, A Little Hatred. Used sparingly and with artistic sensibility, they can make a point a great deal more eloquently than those still attached. They are the cripple's muscle, his hands, his arms, his legs; while Glokta is their brains. He is a massive albino with extremely pale skin, and red eyes. He is the personification of stoicism, showing virtually no emotion.