Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law
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Author(s): Joe Abercrombie,
ISBN-10: 031639081X
ISBN-13: 9780316390811
Published: 2016-04-26
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 544
Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sharp Ends is the ultimate collection of award winning tales and exclusive new short stories from the master of grimdark fantasy, Joe Abercrombie. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue’s gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law. The Union army may be full of bastards, but there’s only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There’s only one obstacle left – his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . . . For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: The First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Stand Alone Novels in the First Law World Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country

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