They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.
For glory, for victory, for staying alive.
First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold
©2011 Joe Abercrombie (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa." (Wall Street Journal)
"Magnificent, richly entertaining." (Time)
"Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war, nor the tribulations that turn ordinary people into the titular heroes." (Publishers Weekly)
Narrator is great!
I can't express just how good this narrator is. Abercromie's writing style and imagination are always top notch but IMO the way that Steven Pacey is able to give each character their own very unique voice and personality is truly amazing. I really wish that all of GRR Martin's books could be re-recorded with Pacey as the narrator.
if you enjoyed the blade itself series you should definitely read this book. His characters make his stories, here you will find some old and some new, but all are great.
It stands alone as a great story. You can't compare it to another book or style or author. Everyone's a hero but everyone's a villain. Descriptive and deeply intense in character development you get all the action without losing the people doing the fighting.
Joe Abercrombie continues to thrill us with his world of The First Law. This book, along with his others, will leave you wanting more! Steven Pacey has to be the best voice actor in all the English speaking world.
the story is told well and there is a lot going on here, but I had a much harder time caring what happened to most of the characters in this story.
Much better story than Best Served Cold. More intricate plotting and breadth of characterization. I think that this was Better than Red Country as well.
My only criticism is that one particular characters constant self pitying whining got to be a bit much.
Pacey is an outstanding narrator , as usual
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