Last Argument Of Kings

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575087873
Release Date: 2009-06-18
Genre: Fiction

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him - but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. It's past time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe, and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. It's a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough. Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it. While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law...

Racheklingen

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641037789
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Fiction

Der Meister der modernen Abenteuer-Fantasy Die Söldnerin Monzcarro Mercatto hat alles, was sie sich wünschen kann: einen Geliebten, Geld im Überfluss und Ansehen beim Volk von Styrien. Dem Großherzog ist ihr Erfolg jedoch ein Dorn im Auge, und so lässt er sie kurzerhand beseitigen – denkt er. Doch Monzcarro überlebt wie durch ein Wunder und kennt nur noch ein Ziel: Rache. Nach seinem triumphalen Erfolg mit den Romanen um den Barbaren, den Inquisitor und den Magier kehrt Joe Abercrombie in „Racheklingen“ erneut in die fantastische Welt seiner Helden zurück. Action, Spannung und Humor garantiert!

Kriegsklingen

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641068813
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Fiction

Dies ist die atemberaubende Geschichte von Logen, dem Barbarenkrieger, der eigentlich nur seine Ruhe haben will – wenn er nicht ständig um sein Leben kämpfen müsste. Und die Geschichte von Großinquisitor Glokta, der eigentlich durch nichts zu erschüttern ist – bis er auf eine lebende Legende trifft, die in seiner Stadt eine magische Intrige spinnt, und die das ganze Reich zu erschüttern droht ... Der junge britische Autor Joe Abercrombie gibt der Helden-Fantasy im Stil von Stan Nicholls und James Barclay ein neues Gesicht: Zwiespältige Charaktere, spannende Abenteuer und eine gute Portion Humor machen sein Romandebüt „Kriegsklingen“ zu einem außergewöhnlichen Fantasy-Erlebnis. Mit Bonusmaterial!

The First Law Trilogy Boxed Set

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575086227
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Fiction

THE FIRST LAW trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece, now available in a stunning box set. It's a perfect gift for fans of A GAME OF THRONES; a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie; and a great way for new readers to discover one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy trilogies of the past decade.

Feuerklingen

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641068806
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Fiction

Der Fantasy-Überraschungserfolg Ein Barbar, ein Inquisitor, ein Magier – mit seinen einmaligen Helden schuf Joe Abercrombie ein außergewöhnliches Fantasy-Erlebnis. Nach dem großen Erfolg von „Kriegsklingen“ beweist der junge Autor in seinem zweiten Roman einmal mehr, dass die Zukunft der Fantasy schon jetzt begonnen hat! Für Logan, den Barbarenkrieger, der eigentlich nur seine Ruhe haben will, und den zynischen Großinquisitor Glokta, der eigentlich durch nichts zu erschüttern ist, hat die Begegnung mit einer lebenden magischen Legende alles verändert. Und so finden sie sich plötzlich im Zentrum von Geschehnissen wieder, bei denen es um nichts Geringeres als die Zukunft des Reichs geht ...

K nigsklingen

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641068820
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Fiction

Für Logen, den Barbarenkrieger, sind die Zeiten siegreicher Schlachten vorbei – und dennoch steht ihm der größte Kampf seines Lebens bevor ... Zu viele Herren und zu wenig Zeit haben den zynischen Inquisitor Glokta in ganz andere Schwierigkeiten gebracht – unversehens steht er im Zentrum eines tödlichen Geheimnisses ... Als die Schatten des Bösen auf das Land fallen, hat der Erste der Magier wie immer einen Plan zur Rettung der Welt – doch dieses Mal geht er ein schreckliches Risiko ein ...

The Collected Joe Abercrombie

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473201675
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Fiction

'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' George R. R. Martin, author of GAME OF THRONES. Here are the first six books set in the world of THE FIRST LAW, Joe Abercrombie's hugely successful fantasy creation. Join Logen Ninefingers, Jezal dan luthar and Inquisitor Glokta as war rages across the North in the first trilogy, and then enjoy three self-contained novels and discover more of the remarkable imagination of the UK's most prominent fantasy author. Contains THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED, LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS, BEST SERVED COLD, THE HEROES and RED COUNTRY

The Blade Itself

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575091504
Release Date: 2009-06-18
Genre: Fiction

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...

The First Law Trilogy

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316361194
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Fiction

The complete First Law trilogy from New York Times bestseller and master of grimdark fantasy, Joe Abercrombie. "The finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory." - Junot Diaz Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, the First Law trilogy is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge. This boxed set includes: THE BLADE ITSELF, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED, THE LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS. For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country Sharp Ends: Stories From the World of the First Law

The Heroes

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575105706
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Fiction

This enhanced eBook contains: # An introduction from Joe Abercrombie # The full text of THE HEROES # A critical afterword from the editor Plus: # THE FOOL JOBS short story, featuring characters from THE HEROES # A 20,000 word 'planning' document which contains all of Joe's behind-the-scenes notes, plans and timeline for THE HEROES # A before-and-after chapter showing the first draft, the last draft, and many stages in between if one of the most critical chapters of the book # 'Blog archive' - all of Joe's blog posts from the period when he was writing THE HEROES. This is half-diary, half book progress updates, and includes illustrations, links to interviews, events, award ceremonies and reviews of games and books from Joe as well as incidents from his life # A full author biography, and an author photo gallery

Best Served Cold

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575088160
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started... Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge.

Sharp Ends

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575104709
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Fiction

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . . . Sharp Ends combines previously published, award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.

Before They Are Hanged

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575091511
Release Date: 2009-06-18
Genre: Fiction

Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone the cream of his forces. In the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta. The city is braced for the inevitable defeat and massacre to come, preparations are made to make the Gurkish pay for every inch of land ... but a plot is festering to hand the city to its beseigers without a fight, and the previous Inquisitor of Dagoska vanished without trace. Threatened from within and without the city, Glokta needs answers, and he needs them soon. And to the east a small band of malefactors travel to the edge of the world to reclaim a device from history - a Seed, hidden for generations - with tremendous destructive potential. A device which could put a end to war, to the army of Eaters in the South, to the invasion of Shanka from the North - but only if it can be found, and only if its power can be controlled ...

Prinz der Dunkelheit

Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641160982
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Fiction

Sag uns kurz, wie du heißt. Jorg. Eigentlich Kronprinz Jorg von Ankrath, aber das war einmal. Du siehst jung aus. Wie alt bist du, fünfzehn? Knapp daneben. Mit fünfzehn werde ich König sein! Du bist die meistgehasste Person im ganzen Land. Warum? Nun ja, wenn man mit einer Horde Gesetzloser ganze Dörfer niederbrennt, löst das Unmut aus. Aber was würdest du tun, wenn die Königin, also deine Mutter, und dein Bruder vor deinen Augen getötet werden? Dieser Hass ist erst der Vorgeschmack auf meine Rache – denn die wird tödlich sein!

Der Herr des Turmes

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608108378
Release Date: 2015-09-26
Genre: Fiction

»Das Lied des Blutes« hat viele Leser in eine faszinierende Fantasywelt voller Geheimnisse, Gefahren und religiöser Konflikte geführt. Im zweiten Band der Rabenschatten-Trilogie muss Vaelin al Sorna erkennen, dass es vor dem Schicksal kein Entrinnen gibt. Vaelin al Sorna kehrt aus den Schlachten zurück und die schwere Bürde der Erinnerung lastet auf ihm. Nie wieder will er töten. Zu viele haben in König Janus’ Krieg ihr Leben gelassen. Nicht nur, dass er für viele, die überlebt haben, das Ziel ihrer Rachegelüste ist. Zum Turmherrn der Nordlande ernannt, möchte er fern aller Intrigen Ruhe finden. Doch der neue König ist schwach und die Feinde des Reiches schmieden ein Bündnis, das mehr und mehr an Macht gewinnt. Wird Vaelin al Sorna, der das Töten hasst und in seiner Loyalität hin und her gerissen ist, doch wieder zum Schwert greifen?