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Joe Abercrombie

UK flag (b.1974)

UK fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings, as well as the standalone fantasy Best Served Cold.

Joe now lives in Bath with his wife, Lou, and his daughters Grace and Eve. He still occasionally edits concerts and music festivals for TV, but spends most of his time writing edgy yet humorous fantasy novels.

Genres: Fantasy
First Law
   1. The Blade Itself (2006)
   2. Before They Are Hanged (2007)
   3. Last Argument Of Kings (2008)
First Law World
   1. Best Served Cold (2009)
   2. The Heroes (2010)
   3. Red Country (2012)
   Sharp Ends (2016)
Shattered Sea
   1. Half a King (2014)
   2. Half the World (2015)
   3. Half a War (2015)
Omnibus editions
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2008) : The Blade Itself
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2010) : Best Served Cold
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2012) : The Heroes
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2013) : Red Country
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2016) : Half a War

Joe Abercrombie recommends
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (2020)
(Left-Handed Booksellers of London, book 1)
Garth Nix
"A swashbuckling adventure with lashings of swordplay, dastardly intrigue, and the most original magic I've seen in years."
The Night Lies Bleeding (2018)
(Wolfsangel, book 5)
M D Lachlan
"Savage, dark, strange and unpredictable."
The Splintered Gods (2014)
(Memory of Flames, book 6)
Stephen Deas
"A fast, sharp, ruthless read."
Retribution Falls (2009)
(Tale of the Ketty Jay, book 1)
Chris Wooding
"...picks you up, whisks you swiftly and entertainingly along, and sets you down with a big smile on your face."

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