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The Blade Itself 2 editions

Cover of: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
About the Book

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian – leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.

Nobleman Captain Jezal dan Luthar, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.

Enter the wizard, Bayaz. 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 Logen, Jezal, and Glotka a whole lot more difficult.

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.

2 editions First published in 2006

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Cover of: The Blade Itself (Gollancz)
May 4, 2006, Gollancz
The Blade Itself (Gollancz)
Paperback
Cover of: The Blade Itself (Gollancz)
March 8, 2007, Gollancz
The Blade Itself (Gollancz)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition

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September 20, 2015 Edited by Edit Palm i copied goodreads description of the book
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