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The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
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Apr 01, 12

bookshelves: speculative, ruling-class-protagonist
Read in April, 2012

Liked this one the most of Abercrombie's writings so far. Moves the macro-narrative from the previous volumes along well enough, with references to the events & consequences of TFL & BSC.

Nifty focus on Gorst; glad to see Shivers back. Volume's epigraph is a famous line from Brecht, which lends a marxist cast to the whole thing, though it's not tendentious.

Each of the three martial sections features a lengthy chapter wherein the perspective is passed from character to character, most of whom are one-offs. Not sure if it's slick or gimmicky, though, and not sure if it doesn't detract from the principals or not.

Recommended for suppurating arses, cheese trappers, and eternal corporals.

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