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Guest Post Review: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercombie (Reviewed by Jevon Knight)

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Jevon Knights is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and blogger who wants to entertain with amazing stories and enlighten with great content. He posts science fiction fantasy topics on his blog, Knights Writes, and invites you to download his collection of short stories “the Knights Scroll” for free.

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Before They are Hanged (The First Law book 2) Review

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War has started between the major powers of the Circle of the World.

Midderland’s Union of Adua has sent its regiment north to Angland to battle King Bethod’s army. The nobles see this war as just a game for glory, but they will learn just how tough the Northmen truly are. Not forgetting the land to the south, Superior Glokta is sent to the city of Dagoska in Gurkhul to defend it from the gathering Gurkish forces. There he will experience, for the second time, the might of emperor Uthman-ul-Dosht, but not before finding the traitor from within the city. And the First of the Magi leads a group of adventurers to the edge of the World to break the First Law.

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie continues the First Law trilogy with great settings, long journeys, lots of action, and a few awesome spells thrown in for good measure, making it even more enjoyable than the first book. Continue reading

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Guest Post Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercombie (Reviewed by Jevon Knight)

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Jevon Knights is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and blogger who wants to entertain with amazing stories and enlighten with great content. He posts science fiction fantasy topics on his blog, Knights Writes, and invites you to download his collection of short stories “the Knights Scroll” for free.

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The Blade Itself (The First Law book 1) Review

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The Blade Itself is British writer Joe Abercrombie’s debut novel, the first in The First Law trilogy originally published in 2006.

When I first saw the name, looked at the cover, and read the blurb, it didn’t interest me at all. Everything about it looked dull and unimaginative.

But as it came highly recommended, I went ahead and dove right in, and I have to say that I’m glad I read it.

The Story and World

The Union governs the Circle of the World and prospers through trade and taxes, but some believe that their land has been stolen from them. In Angland, a land far to the north, Bethod has crowned himself King, something that Northmen know nothing about. In Gurkhul, a land far to the south, emperor Uthman-ul-Dosht rises and wants his land back from the Union. When Kings and Emperors and Governors clash, there is only one result: war.

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Book Review: Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy #3) by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings (The First Law Trilogy #3) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: September 23, 2008 (first published March 20, 2008)

Edition: Paperback, 637 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 5/5


One of the FINEST character-driven fantasy series, I’ve ever read! Continue reading

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Book Review: Before They Are Hanged (First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: March 2008 (first published March 15, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 543 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5


Say one things for Joe Abercombie, say he’s one hell of a character writer.
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Backlist Burndown: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month. Luckily for me, I rarely read new releases 😛


The Blade Itself (The First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: September 30, 2007 (first published May 4, 2006)

Edition: Paperback, 536 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5


Fantastic characters!!!
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