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The Blade Itself (First Law, Bk 1)
The Blade Itself - First Law, Bk 1
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is liv...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780575077850
ISBN-10: 0575077859
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 432
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Publisher: Gollancz
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This was my first read by this author and his first book. I liked the time he spent on character development. It does not drag and the reader certainly begins to know these individuals. Characters are both likable and not! Some readers thought the plot was not as well developed as it could have been. That did not bother me. There are so many individuals to follow that it's fascinating to see what will come next. I enjoyed the interaction among all of them along with their feelings, thoughts and actions as well as the action scenes. Certainly, I felt like I knew the characters we when I finished.

Yes, the book ended at a point that the reader knows that there is much more to come. I look forward to reading the next in this series. I believe that Abercrombie is a fantasy writer that many readers will want to read. Indeed, I recommended the series to a young member of our family based on comments from other readers and before I had even read Blade. He loved the writing and the series. It is my hope that the author can continue to do so well in all the books he give us.
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