The Blade Itself
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: McArthur & Co / Orion Con Trad
Release Date: April 20 2006
Itâ€™s a year that has come up a lot since the creation of A Dribble of Ink and the main reason for this is all the fantastic debut novels that found their way into the hands of readers that year.
I proudly named Scott Lynchâ€™s The Lies of Locke Lamora as not only the Fantasy debut of the year, but also my Fantasy novel of the year. So, it was with much surprise and trepidation that I entered into Joe Abercrombieâ€™s The Blade Itself the first novel of a trilogy entitled The First Law. How could it be that a novel, which many hail as the debut of the year (even over Lynchâ€™s effort) could be released and I was completely unaware of it for almost an entire year?
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