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Joe Abercrombie Biography

Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy author, known for his dark and gritty novels set in the fictional world of The First Law Trilogy. He has also written several standalone novels and a related trilogy, known as The Age of Madness.Abercrombie's writing style is known for its vivid characters, brutal violence, and cynical humor. His novels often subvert traditional fantasy tropes, featuring flawed protagonists and morally ambiguous characters. His stories explore themes such as power, corruption, and the human condition.The First Law Trilogy consists of three books: "The Blade Itself," "Before They Are Hanged," and "Last Argument of Kings." The trilogy has been praised for its compelling characters, gritty realism, and engaging storytelling. The Age of Madness trilogy continues to explore themes of power and politics, and features characters from the original trilogy.Abercrombie's work has won several awards, including the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He is widely regarded as one of the leading voices in modern fantasy, and his work has had a significant impact on the genre.

Books by Joe Abercrombie

  • The Blade Itself: Abercrombie's work has become synonymous with the growing sub-genre of grimdark fantasy Naturally there's a lot of crossover between grimdark fantasy (which subverts the tropes of traditional heroic fantasy) and...
  • Before They Are Hanged:
  • Last Arguments Of Kings:
  • Best Served Cold:
  • The Heroes: The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek, as Abercrombie himself describes it this way: "Three men. One battle. No heroes." It was designed to be a standalone novel, but is set...
  • Red Country:
  • The First Law: 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,...
  • Before They Are Hanged:
  • The Last Argument Of Kings:
  • Best Served Cold: Monza Murcatto is out for blood. Known as the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Styria, she is betrayed by her employer and left for dead....
  • Half A King: If you don't know who Joe Abercrombie is, then shame on you. His other work is at the forefront of gritty fantasy (hint: you might spot him further down this...
  • Half The World:
  • Half A War:
  • Half A King: Reading a new Abercrombie book is just like going to a fancy restaurant, it doesn't happen very often, but when it does, you relish every moment of the experience. Half...
  • The First Law Trilogy: One of the best fantasy book series period and one of the best audiobook performances to boot. This is one of those rare reading performances by a master narrator where...
  • Sharp Ends:
  • Half The World: Abercrombie kicked off his Shattered Sea series with the award-winning Half a King, but his second novel approaches true mastery. Half the World picks up many years after the first,...
  • Half A War: