For those interested here's a sample from his new book Half a King
Good to know, really enjoyed The First Law books!
Think I'll give The Blade Itself a go soon. Is Abercrombie worth a read.?
The first trilogy is one of the best bits of fantasy I ever read, the ones that came after didnt grab me.
that trilogy is a must read the rest is up to yourself really
Read the first two books in that Blade Itself series. At least I think I finished the second one, definitely read all the first. It was.... grand. Nothing particularly outstanding about it, just your typical old fantasy yarn. Thinking back I'm fairly sure I gave up on it somewhere during the second book.
Nothing special IMO, bit bland.
You may like it or not thats subjective but to call it bland is a bit curious?
It definetely isnt bland and definetely isnt your typical fantasy yarn.
One of the main heroes is a cripple who mercilessly tortures people.
Is the Bloodynine back in the new book. Hope Abercrombie decides to bring him back in the future.
The very latest is 'Half a King' and it's nothing to do with the world of his other books. Brand new. He won't be returning to that world until he's completed that 'Half' trilogy.
Yeah he was a pretty decent character. The rest were pretty meh, the warrior savage, the uppity lordling, the meek apprentice with hidden depths, and my favourite, the bitch!
My overriding memory of the first book is that nothing really happens in it.