• Sharp Ends

  • Stories from the World of the First Law
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,859 ratings)

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Sharp Ends

By: Joe Abercrombie
Narrated by: Steven Pacey
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Publisher's summary

Sharp Ends is the ultimate collection of award-winning tales and exclusive new short stories from the master of grimdark fantasy, Joe Abercrombie.

Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of sideshows, backstories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.

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, 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….

For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out:

The First Law Trilogy

The Blade Itself

Before They Are Hanged

Last Argument of Kings

Standalone Novels in the First Law World

Best Served Cold

The Heroes

Red Country

©2016 Joe Abercrombie (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Seems like most people are thrilled with this but for me this is not what Joe Abercrombie is about. I love the epic flavour of The First Law books (journey/battle/journey/battle) with the great character portrayal and development throughout the tale.

So I suppose the stories are OK, and OK for Joe Abercrombie equates with good for most other authors. I just wanted more.