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Before They Are Hanged : First Law : First Law : Book Two - Joe Abercrombie

Before They Are Hanged : First Law

First Law : Book Two

By: Joe Abercrombie

Hardcover | 31 October 2017 | Edition Number 1

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The thrilling second book in The First Law trilogy.

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. 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, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult...
Industry Reviews
Joe Abercrombie is terrific - Geroge R. R. Martin

Delightfully twisted and evil - The Guardian

I might not end up marrying this book, but I'm certainly infatuated with it right at the moment - Lilith Saintcrow

There is a gritty edge to his world, and an awareness of violence that is very contemporary... there is much to reward the reader - The Times

There are great characters, sparky dialogue, an action-packed plot, and from the very first words and an opening scene that is literally a cliffhanger, you know you are in for a cheeky, vivid, exhilarating ride - Starburst Magazine

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is the best new fantasy book I've read in the last 10 years. Yes. You heard that right - Andy Remic

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