Half a War

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Shattered Sea

ISBN: 0804178461

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"The final book in a stirring new epic fantasy trilogy following Half a King and Half the World. Yarvi is the unlikely heir to the throne--a clever, thoughtful boy with a crippled hand who feels out of place in a violent, Viking-like society. Thorn is a young girl, determined to follow in the footsteps of her dead father and become a famous warrior, whatever it takes. Now Yarvi has avenged the murder of his father, and sets out on an epic journey with Thorn that will embroil his kingdom in all-out war"--
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Half a King

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780804178419

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.
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Sharp Ends

Stories from the World of the First Law

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316390801

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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 side-shows, back-stories, 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, the 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 Shattered Sea TrilogyHalf a KingHalf the WorldHalf a War The First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Stand Alone Novels in the First Law World Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
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The Great Leveller

Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473212650

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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Collected together for the first time, here are the three hard-hitting standalone novels set in the world of Joe Abercrombie's bestselling FIRST LAW trilogy. BEST SERVED COLD: War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. THE HEROES: Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail. Three men. One battle. No Heroes. RED COUNTRY: Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit off her family's killers with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried.
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Before They Are Hanged

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316387347

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The second novel in the wildly popular First Law Trilogy from New York Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie. Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run -- if he could even walk without a stick. Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem -- he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world. And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters -- if they didn't hate each other quite so much. Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven -- but not before they are hanged. First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
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The Heroes

A First Law Novel

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575100729

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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This enhanced eBook contains: # An introduction from Joe Abercrombie # The full text of THE HEROES # THE HEROES Audio edition # A critical afterword from the editor Plus: # THE FOOL JOBS short story, featuring characters from THE HEROES # A 20,000 word 'planning' document which contains all of Joe's behind-the-scenes notes, plans and timeline for THE HEROES # A before-and-after chapter showing the first draft, the last draft, and many stages in between if one of the most critical chapters of the book # A full behind-the-scenes interview with Joe Abercrombie covering the writing process, the importance of maps, the genesis of and influences on the novel, the six main characters and their story arcs, and the cover . . . amongst other things! # 'Blog archive' - all of Joe's blog posts from the period when he was writing THE HEROES. This is half-diary, half book progress updates, and includes illustrations, links to interviews, events, award ceremonies and reviews of games and books from Joe as well as incidents from his life # Cover file: view the several elements of the cover in all their final and rough stages, plus the different stages the cover itself went though during the design process. Comes with commentary from Joe Abercrombie, Dave Senior, Didier Graffet and Laura Brett - teh design team that won a publically-voted design award for the cover of BEST SERVED COLD # A full author biography, and an author photo gallery
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Beyond the Dark Gate

Epic Fantasy Series the Flow of Power

Author: R V Johnson

Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing

ISBN: 0986165522

Category: Fiction

Page: 518

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The Flow of Power Rages On. Faced with a choice that could save or destroy those Crystalyn loves, madness looms at the edge of her broken mind. Jade's aura-reading ability develops, evolving beyond wholesome. Garn's enslavement ends, something far worse taking its place. Determined to destroy the foundation of power on Astura, the hooded man's intrigues wreak havoc on the land. A brilliant Dark robe executes a bold plan that, if successful, will unleash a great malevolence. Enduring in the shadows for millennia, a new influence emerges. Gaining strength from others, its alien cunning has subjugated entire worlds with none the wiser. With peril lurking everywhere, Crystalyn's great and brittle strength becomes ever more imperative to her friends' and families' welfare...but only if she can hold up. The epic saga continues in this action-packed second novel of The Flow of Power series. **
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The Collected Joe Abercrombie

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473201675

Category: Fiction

Page: 3008

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'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' George R. R. Martin, author of GAME OF THRONES. Here are the first six books set in the world of THE FIRST LAW, Joe Abercrombie's hugely successful fantasy creation. Join Logen Ninefingers, Jezal dan luthar and Inquisitor Glokta as war rages across the North in the first trilogy, and then enjoy three self-contained novels and discover more of the remarkable imagination of the UK's most prominent fantasy author. Contains THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED, LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS, BEST SERVED COLD, THE HEROES and RED COUNTRY
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The Axe and the Throne

Bounds of Redemption: Book 1

Author: M. D. Ireman

Publisher: JayHenge Publishing

ISBN: 1508621314

Category: Fiction

Page: 538

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"This book will offend, frustrate, sadden, and shock you, and then it will reward you... an absolute killer that everyone needs in their collection." -Chris of BestEpicFantasy.com 2016 Cygnus Awards Finalist It is a fool's errand and Tallos knows it, but against his own better judgment and the pleading of his wife, Tallos has committed himself to a voyage north. His lifelong friend's eldest sons are said to have been taken by Northmen, a raiding people ill-reputed for their savagery. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.
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The Grey Bastards

Author: Jonathan French

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356511634

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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'AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE - AND UNDENIABLY COOL - FANTASY MASTERWORK' Kirkus 'FILTHY, CHARISMATIC AND FRANKLY EXCELLENT' Mark Lawrence BRING ON THE ORCS . . . Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man's-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs. But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards' existence - one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity's tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon. On the heels of the ultimate betrayal, Jackal must scramble to stop a devastating invasion - even as he wonders where his true loyalties lie. A standout adventure fantasy debut that's down, dirty and damn good fun - perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz's Dwarves series and Stan Nicholl's Orcs series. 'A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie's The First Law . . . will like this a lot' Django Wexler 'A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs' Brian McClellan 'Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list' Fantasy Book Critic 'I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance' Fantasy Faction
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The Dark Elf Trilogy

Homeland, Exile, Sojourn

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442085374

Category:

Page: 808

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The Blade Itself

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316387339

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The first novel in the First Law Trilogy and debut fantasy novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie. Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian -- leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules. Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it. Enter the wizard, Bayaz. 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 Logen, Jezal, and Glokta a whole lot more difficult. Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge. First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
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The Tyrant's Law

Author: Daniel Abraham

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781841498928

Category: Dictators

Page: 497

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The great war cannot be stopped. The tyrant Geder Palliako begins a conquest aimed at bringing peace to the world, though his resources are stretched too thin. When things go poorly, he finds a convenient target among the thirteen races and sparks a genocide. Clara Kalliam, freed by having fallen from grace, remakes herself as a "loyal traitor" and starts building an underground resistance movement that seeks to undermine Geder through those closest to him. Cithrin bel Sarcour is apprenticing in a city that's taken over by Antea, and uses her status as Geder's one-time lover to cover up an underground railroad smuggling refugees to safety. And Marcus Wester and Master Kit race against time and Geder Palliako's men in an attempt to awaken a force that could change the fate of the world.
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Half Light

Author: Frances Fyfield,Frances Hegarty

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780751532371

Category: Art restorers

Page: 352

View: 459

Set against the rich and colourful world of art collecting, this is a novel of suspense and psychological insight. Picture restorer, Elisabeth, is lured to work for a wealthy man, but her patron soon becomes her captor.
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The Dark Thorn

Author: Shawn Speakman,Todd Lockwood,Russell Charpentier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984713608

Category:

Page: 496

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Undon

Author: Nia Sinjorina

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500831240

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7611

In 2020 an anonymous narrator, seemingly faced with the end of the world, is given the task of writing the tale of an unknown teenage girl from the remote Lake District town of Egremont. Using diary extracts, newspaper articles, personal interviews, military reports, journalist notebooks, and other more unconventional sources, the narrator lays down the foundations of a story that will grow to challenge what we see, what we feel, and what we believe about our past, our present, and our future. Continue the journey with Undon, book 2 in the series and follow Molly as she slowly surfaces from the drug induced coma forced upon her by those who kidnapped the three girls. As she opens her eyes in a new place, best friend Bethany isn't dealing well with their change in circumstance whilst the beautiful Hannah, recently restored to the land of the living, seems to be adjusting a little too well. The big city, though, is full of dangers, especially for three teenagers with no friends, no money, and no clue as to what is actually going on. As Cumbria's finest ride on the raucous roller coaster that is life beneath the palaces and parks, each girl will have to dig deep in order to protect both themselves and each other. Just how will they survive the underside of London? How did they escape those who took them from their home? Who is it that seems to want them so badly they will kill in order to possess them, and why? Carrying on directly from End of a Girl, Undon will burrow beneath the foundations of one of the great capital cities of the world. Questions will be answered but many more will be asked. Just who are the Vox? What is the purpose of UTRUL? How can a number haunt a young woman? And how does it all relate to a dying world ten years in the future? Read the book and find out!
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The Wolf (The UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY Series, Book 1)

Author: Leo Carew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472246993

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Leo Carew's debut novel The Wolf, the first book in the Under the Northern Sky series, is a masterpiece in epic historical fantasy - a new voice to rival David Gemmell or George RR Martin. A great war has come to the land under the Northern Sky. Beyond the Black River, among the forests and mountains of the north, lives an ancient race of people. Their lives are measured in centuries, not decades; they revel in wilderness and resilience, and they scorn wealth and comfort. By contrast, those in the south live in the moment, their lives more fleeting. They crave wealth and power, their ambition is limitless, and their cunning unmatched. When the armies of the south flood across the Black River, the fragile peace between the two races is shattered. On a lightning-struck battlefield, the two sides will fight - for their people, for their land, for their very survival. Two sides. One victor. The Wolf is a thrilling, savagely visceral, politically nuanced and unexpectedly wry exploration of power and identity - and how far one will go to defend them. What reviewers are already saying about Carew's breathtaking fantasy epic: 'The next George RR Martin' - Mail on Sunday 'Gripping and ambitious' - Publishers Weekly 'Full of dark conspiracies, larger-than-life characters, and tense battles' - Paul Hoffman, author of The Left Hand of God
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Blood Feud

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448173019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8399

Jestyn the Englishman had once been Thormod the Viking's slave, but after saving Thormod's life he became his shoulder to shoulder man and sworn brother in the deadly blood feud to avenge Thormod's murdered father, a feud that would take them all the way to Constantinople.
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