The Blade Itself

(Gollancz SF S.)

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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/01/13
The Dog's Bollocks
Top notch action-adventure fantasy novel in the sword and sorcery department. A couple of things set Abercrombie apart from the competition, I think. First, his writing transcends your average pulp-fiction level. His characters are well written, ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 02/12/09
Fantasy fiction, with excellent characters and very readable - made me want to finish the trilogy.
Ha scritto il 25/01/09
It's All about Glokta the Inquisitor
This one is not easily categorized. It is fantasy-- but it reads like a historical novel about a different world. It's about war and politics and Inquisition. Magic and power happens in little side threads. SO it's not because of the occasional
Ha scritto il 31/10/07
Where do I begin to describe this book, at first it seems to hold every sci fi cliche, but it makes so much more of them. Wonderfully written with a very dry sense of humour throughout (Glokta is an inspired creation). Joe Abercrombie has written ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/03/07
Book 1 of the First Law trilogy.

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