Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings). His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world.His novels have been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Awards, John W. Campbell Award and the David Gemmell Legend Awards. His covers are also award winning, and have won both the David Gemmell Legend Award and the World Fantasy Award for best artwork. Joe formerly worked as a freelance film editor and is now a full time writer who lives in Bath with his family.Follow @LordGrimdark on twitter for more information, or visit www.joeabercrombie.com.
Joe Abercrombie is terrific - Geroge R. R. MartinDelightfully twisted and evil - The GuardianI might not end up marrying this book, but I'm certainly infatuated with it right at the moment - Lilith SaintcrowThere is a gritty edge to his world, and an awareness of violence that is very contemporary... there is much to reward the reader - The TimesThere are great characters, sparky dialogue, an action-packed plot, and from the very first words and an opening scene that is literally a cliffhanger, you know you are in for a cheeky, vivid, exhilarating ride - Starburst MagazineThe Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is the best new fantasy book I've read in the last 10 years. Yes. You heard that right - Andy Remic