Joe Abercrombie


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in Lancaster, England, The United Kingdom
December 31, 1974

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Joe Abercrombie was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, where he studied psychology. He moved into television production before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. During a break between jobs he began writing The Blade Itself in 2002, completing it in 2004. It was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed by two other books in The First Law Trilogy, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. He currently lives and works in London with his wife and daughter. In early 2008 Joe Abercrombie was one of the contributors to the BBC Worlds of Fantasy series, alongside other contributors such as Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and China Mieville.

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A Little Hatred UK Cover

Time to reveal the new cover direction for A Little Hatred in the UK…



Design by Tomás Almeida.  The familiar parchment covers of The First Law and standalone books had served us extremely well, but we really couldn’t see any way to develop it further, and didn’t want to take a step backwards, so time for a slightly different approach as the Circle of the World moves into a more industrial age....

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The Blade Itself (The First...

4.15 avg rating — 132,988 ratings — published 2006 — 98 editions
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Before They Are Hanged (The...

4.29 avg rating — 92,900 ratings — published 2007 — 83 editions
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Last Argument of Kings (The...

4.28 avg rating — 88,116 ratings — published 2008 — 76 editions
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Best Served Cold

4.18 avg rating — 52,363 ratings — published 2009 — 71 editions
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The Heroes (First Law World...

4.28 avg rating — 35,656 ratings — published 2011 — 63 editions
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Half a King (Shattered Sea,...

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Red Country (First Law Worl...

4.29 avg rating — 29,098 ratings — published 2012 — 44 editions
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Half the World (Shattered S...

4.20 avg rating — 24,683 ratings — published 2015 — 54 editions
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Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3)

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“I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.”
Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

“Once you've got a task to do, it's better to do it than live with the fear of it.”
Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

“Has it ever occured to you, Master Ninefingers, that a sword is different from other weapons? Axes and maces and so forth are lethal enough, but they hang on the belt like dumb brutes. But a sword...a sword has a voice.
Sheathed it has little to say, to be sure, but you need only put your hand on the hilt and it begins to whisper in your enemy's ear. A gentle word. A word of caution. Do you hear it?
Now, compare it to the sword half drawn. It speaks louder, does it not? It hisses a dire threat. It makes a deadly promise. Do you hear it?
Now compare it to the sword full drawn. It shouts now, does it not? It screams defiance! It bellows a challenge! Do you hear it?”
Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

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