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Before They are Hanged

How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run - if he could even walk without a stick - and Inquisitor Glokta needs to find answers before the Gurkish army comes knocking at the gates. Northmen have spilled over the Angland border and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem: he commands the worst - armed, worst-trained and worst-led army in the world. And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, most feared man in the North, and most selfish boy in the Union make strange companions, but, if only they didn't hate each other so much, potentially deadly ones.

Издательство: "Gollancz" (2007)

Формат: 130x200, 592 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-57508-2-014

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Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law trilogy.


Joe Abercrombie was born on 31 December 1974 in Lancaster, England. He 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 [ [ Blog Entry] - 4 December 2007] .


The First Law Trilogy

# "The Blade Itself" (May 2006)
# "Before They Are Hanged" (March 2007)
# "Last Argument of Kings" (March 2008)

Also in the First Law Universe

# "Best Served Cold" (forthcoming in 2009, first of two planned stand-alone novels) [ [ Author website.] ]


External links

* [ Joe Abercrombie's homepage]


* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie at Neth Space]
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] conducted by Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, 7 December 2006.
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] at UKSF Book News, 8 March 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] conducted by SFX Magazine, 30 April 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] with Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink, 31 July 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] with Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink, 11 February 2008
* [ Article written by Joe Abercrombie] on his influences, by SFcrowsnest, 1st March 2008

Источник: Joe Abercrombie

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