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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Snowy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:15 am

You should. Categorically, you should.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby gpa-gone-west » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:19 pm

A new book by Joe Abercrombie, Half a King, is out in July:-


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Half-King-Joe-A ... bercrombie
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:52 pm

gpa-gone-west wrote:A new book by Joe Abercrombie, Half a King, is out in July:-


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Half-King-Joe-A ... bercrombie


Awesome, got everything else by him, will definitely be picking this up.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Jez » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:25 pm

Yep

I like his stuff also so will be getting this one for sure.

Im getting a "tyrion/glokta" vibe from what seems to be the main character - that could fall flat or not. In fairness he did Inspector Glokta as a sort of similar character and again there is a danger of repeating his earlier work there.

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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Snowy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:35 pm

Joe Abercrombie wrote:In some ways this is a very different sort of book from what I’ve written so far. It’s aimed partly at younger readers (maybe the 12-16 range). It’s much shorter – 80,000 words compared to 175,000 for my shortest, Red Country, and 230,000 for my longest, Last Argument of Kings (though still over twice the length of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, believe it or not). It’s set in a very different world with what you might call a viking or anglo-saxon feel. It’s much more focused, with a single point of view. It’s not so overtly ‘gritty’ although it’s a long way from smooth. It is punchy. It has drive. I aimed to deliver a slap in the face with every page.

Before some of you groan in horror at this wounding betrayal of all you believe in, I also wrote this with established readers, and indeed with a wider adult readership, very much in mind. In some ways it’s a very similar sort of book to what I’ve written so far. It’s fantasy, but light on the fantasy, and heavy on the vivid characters, the visceral action, the mixture of wit and cynicism, the twists and surprises. I hope that it will have a wide appeal. But I don’t feel that I’ve compromised on the way I’ve written. I think it’s as tough, surprising, challenging, and morally ‘grey’ as the rest of my output.


Just something to bear in mind.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:24 pm

Based on his past work I doubt I'd be disappointed even if his lead character was a pink bunny, but thanks for the info mate. :)
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:55 am

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And it's here, on my sweaty little kindle.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

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Dr@gon-UK wrote:Image

And it's here, on my sweaty little kindle.
Oh yes. =P~


Bugger, forgot about this. Have to get it.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:47 pm

It's not out 'till July, this is a *cough* pre-release copy.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby gpa-gone-west » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:48 am

Dr@gon-UK wrote:It's not out 'till July, this is a *cough* pre-release copy.


Pah, you git. :)
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:20 pm

gpa-gone-west wrote:
Dr@gon-UK wrote:It's not out 'till July, this is a *cough* pre-release copy.


Pah, you git. :)


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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:14 pm

"Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law" due 26th April 2016

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.

Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is.

Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . . .

Sharp Ends combines previously published, award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.


Looks like some old, some new. I'm still getting it the second it's out.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Snowy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:12 pm

Yeah, the man really does not put a step wrong. Even the "Half a..." series despite being aimed at a YA audience were belters.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Snowy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:38 pm

That said Sharp Ends was a snack only. A delicious snack, to be sure, but ultimately unsubstantial and not at all filling.
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Re: Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy

Postby Jez » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:48 am

Must reread this trilogy at some point. It was very good indeed.

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