Luke reviews Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie.

“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.”  —Heinrich Heine

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law)

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  • Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and three children.

    Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and three children.

  • Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and three children. Status bar:

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  • Rich_A More than 1 year ago
    Unlike a lot of fluff in the fantasy genre, Abercrombie's "Before They are Hanged" is a wonderfully dark take on good versus evil. The dialog is witty and intelligent, the characters are richly developed and complex, and the story unfolds beautifully as events develop. I would highly recommend the trilogy to anyone with an interest in gritty realism combined with unique and approachable characters. The character of Glotka is perhaps one of my favorite characters in fantasy (I have a pretty dark sense of humor at times). I would not advise these books for children under 16 or so as some of the scenes, just like the other books in the series, are dark and sometimes cruel. Highly recommended!

    The second novel in the wildly popular First Law Trilogy from bestseller Joe Abercrombie.

    Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run -- if he could even walk without a stick.

    Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem -- he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world.

    And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters -- if they didn't hate each other quite so much.

    Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven -- but not before they are hanged.

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