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The Blade Itself

(2006)
(The first book in the First Law series)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
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 living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed ... especially when Bayaz gets involved. 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 Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult ...

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blade Itself: Collector's Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition (FIRST LAW)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4732-1678-8 / 978-1-4732-1678-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blade Itself (The First Law)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-59606-300-9 / 978-1-59606-300-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
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2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blade Itself
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-60751-229-7 / 978-1-60751-229-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   


May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-07785-9 / 978-0-575-07785-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blade Itself (The First Law)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-316-38731-2 / 978-0-316-38731-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The First Law: The Blade Itself (Graphic Novel)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie, Chuck Dixon
ISBN: 1-926838-24-6 / 978-1-926838-24-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Blind Ferret Entertainment
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: 1
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-09108-8 / 978-0-575-09108-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-59102-594-X / 978-1-59102-594-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-07979-7 / 978-0-575-07979-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0-575-07786-7 / 978-0-575-07786-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-3576-6 / 978-1-4789-3576-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-3579-0 / 978-1-4789-3579-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blade Itself
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blade Itself
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon   


June 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Blade Itself
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   


June 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   



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