Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.
Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.
And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed...especially when Bayaz gets involved.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2010
- 132 x 198 x 42mm
If you want a fantasy series that pulls no punches, and is realistic in all things, "The Blade Itself" is the one for you. Joe Abercrombie crafts a gorgeous, punishing world, where the consequences are real, the threats are carried out, and the violence is always there. For fans of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' - Lewis (QBD)