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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
 
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Used availability for Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself


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Hardback Editions

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

March 2010 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2007 : USA Hardback
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
Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
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
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: 1
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-09108-8 / 978-0-575-09108-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
ISBN: 0-575-07979-7 / 978-0-575-07979-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie BA
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
Title: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy)
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 1-4789-3576-6 / 978-1-4789-3576-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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

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

June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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
Title: The Blade Itself
Author(s): Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   

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

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



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