The Blade Itself is the first novel in The First Law Trilogy and was Joe Abercrombie's first novel. It was first published in May by Gollancz in the UK, with an. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One. Book One of The First Law. “The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.” – Homer. The Blade Itself, UK Paperback Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has.
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The truth is that Abercrombie's writing brings to life a company of players that you will not soon forget. Swords and Sworcery fantasy, aka epic fantasy, needs hot-blooded and relentless heroes who go places and do the first law the blade itself that live on in our memories and our subconscious well beyond their final pages.
This book and those that follow in the series do that and for that I think Abercrombie deserves our thanks and readership.
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The thing is you need to look at the series as one book: Demons roamed the world and left chaos beyond imagining in their wake. They bred with humans, and their offspring were the first law the blade itself, half-Demon half breeds. Having subsequently become a professional torturer himself, he can't help but admire the skill and creativity his captors put into breaking him.
He harbors a great deal of hatred for his former comrades, who he feels forgot about him in captivity and would like to forget him still.
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Glotka serves the Union, a civilization confident of its superiority, centered on the decadent city of Adua. War is brewing in the barbarian North and in the Gurkish south.
Into this setting comes the wizard Bayaz, accompanied by the barabarian warrior Logen Ninefingers. Logen is famed in the North as a master of violence, but it is a reputation he wishes he could put behind him.
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Three's a Crowd spring: Setting[ edit ] The First Law series is set in an epic fantasy world at war, reminiscent of medieval-era Europe and the greater Mediterranean world.
Gurkhul is a sprawling empire to the south of the Union.
The North is referred to as such not only by The Union for whom it really is to the north but also by those who live there, who refer to themselves as Northmen. Styria is a large island continent to the east of the Union containing multiple warring city states and factions.
The Old Empire is a former world power to the west the first law the blade itself the Union, now reduced to a patchwork of squabbling warlords all vying for the throne.
Far Country is a near lawless frontier region to the north of the Old Empire and west of Starikland province. The books of the trilogy do not contain maps, as The first law the blade itself prefers not to use them. The plot of the trilogy involves three major powers: The Union, a large kingdom similar to Western Europe.
The Gurkish Empire, which is similar to the large Middle-Eastern empires of antiquity.
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The Northmen, a rough alliance of several northern tribes with Viking and Anglo Saxon overtones under the leadership of a warrior-king named Bethod. There are two major theaters of war.
The first takes place in the north between the Union and the Northmen, who the first law the blade itself the Union's northern province of Angland. First, Logen Ninefingersa legendary Northman warrior, is alone and purposeless having been exiled from The North.