First Law
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  • 1
    The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One | Joe Abercrombie

    The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (172)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    I want more
    Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Sam (Australia)
  • 2
    Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two | Joe Abercrombie

    Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

    Pacey is brilliant!

    The second instalment of the series speeds up its pace, with a lot of character growth. The story gets more riveting, and remains as funny and brutal ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 January 2015 by John G. Walker ()
  • 3
    Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three | Joe Abercrombie

    Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    brutal!

    A Brilliantly entertaining ending to a fantastic epic fantasy! nothing I say can give this book justice!

    Reviewed on 31 May 2016 by shane.slape ()