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The Blade Itself (First Law, Book 1) by Joe Abercrombie

By Joe Abercrombie

Unique ebook: 2006

The first novel within the First legislation Trilogy and debut novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie.

Logen Ninefingers, notorious barbarian, has ultimately run out of success. stuck in a single feud too many, he's at the verge of turning into a useless barbarian -- leaving not anything in the back of him yet undesirable songs, lifeless neighbors, and many chuffed enemies.

Nobleman, speeding officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has not anything extra risky in brain than fleecing his associates at playing cards and dreaming of glory within the fencing circle. yet conflict is brewing, and at the battlefields of the frozen North they try by way of altogether bloodier principles.

Inquisitor Glokta, cripple became torturer, would prefer not anything higher than to determine Jezal come domestic in a field. yet then Glokta hates everybody: slicing treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His newest path of corpses could lead him correct to the rotten middle of presidency, if he can remain alive lengthy sufficient to persist with it.

input the wizard, Bayaz. A bald previous guy with a poor mood and a pathetic assistant, he may be the First of the Magi, he can be a miraculous fraud, yet no matter what he's, he's approximately to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glokta lots more challenging.

Murderous conspiracies upward thrust to the skin, outdated rankings are able to be settled, and the road among hero and villain is sharp adequate to attract blood.

Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly humorous, and jam-packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir myth with a true slicing edge.
[b][b][b]First legislation Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before they're Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

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The Lantanna’s skills of invention and innovation have, so far, been unable to remove this danger from their lands. Brass Dragons Enjoying arid, warm climates, brasses share much the same terrain as blues. There are known to be at least a dozen brasses living in Anauroch, and perhaps many more. Azulbuth (“the Lake of Salt”) is also reputed to be home to more than a handful of the creatures. The eastern foothills of the Orsraun Mountains, bordering Turmish, are said to shelter a mated pair of brasses.

Black dragons have been seen in flight over the southwestern margin of the Bay of Chessenta and the southern Chondalwood, and recurring rumors place a mated pair and a brood of several hatchlings in the Forest of Mir. ) Many travelers’ tales report that the Jungles of Chult are practically crawling with the dangerous creatures. In some areas of the jungles, the trees reputedly grow their branches so as to create distinct layers of foliage, with each layer forming an almost independent ecosystem.

Honor and Protection to the Lesser Races. Honor and Correction to the Enemies of Justice and Good. Honor and Forbearance for oneself. These precepts are fairly self-explanatory, with three possible exceptions. The third precept refers to protection and respect for goodaligned innocents. The fourth precept is a carry-over from the days when more dragons worshiped the draconic deities Lendys, Tamara, and Xymor (The Balancer, Her Mercy, and The Justicemaker). 44 This precept is kept around more from tradition than to reflect continued belief in these deities.

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