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Joe Abercrombie is a British author of fantasy, born in 1974.

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Origin of quote in Abercrombie's The Blade Itself

In the first volume of Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy the title of the first book "The Blade Itself" is attributed to a quote from The Odyssey by Homer "The blade itself incites to deeds of ...
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What or who is the Bloody-Nine?

Logen Ninefingers will sometimes under battle become the Bloody-Nine. From the page on Logen Ninefingers on The First Law wiki, it says it is a berserker state. Personally I read it more as a demonic ...
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The meaning of title "Last Argument of Kings"

There is a fantasy novel "Last Argument of Kings" by Joe Abercrombie. As far as I know, the title can be interpreted (and therefore translated) in at least two ways, since the existance of two major ...
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Where can I read more about adventures of characters from "The First Law" (J. Abercrombie)

I just finished the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and was wondering whether I can read more about adventures of: Sand dan Glokta Ferro Bayaz & Kahul in his other books? I know that Bayaz ...
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When does Logen Ninefingers kill this particular person?

If you haven't read The First Law by Joe Abercrombie, stop reading this and go start reading that. In the second half of The Last Argument of Kings, Crummock-i-Phail says that Logen Ninefingers, The ...
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Did Bayaz have plans for Sand dan Glokta before meeting him?

My question is did Bayaz plan to make Sand dan Glokta before his raids on Mercers or it was after that? Because based on this, It looks like Bayaz had planned to use Sand dan Glokta. “There will ...
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Was the death of prince Ladisla and his father part of Bayaz's plan or a coincidence?

After reading the 'The First Law' trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, I was left with some nagging questions. When Bayaz' plan is revealed in 'The Last Argument of Kings' Prince Ladisla would become king ...
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Is Ninefingers Dead Yet?

It's been a few years since I read through the series. I have the three The First Law books (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged & Last Argument of Kings) & the three that followed those ...
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