The debut novel of Joe Abercrombie is the first installment of the “The First Law” series and represents a new step in the history of the fantasy genre. It tells of barbarians scarred by bitter battles, nobles crippled in soul and body, a bloody past, and a tormenting present. There are returned ancient mages, warring allies, and ambitious but insidious wars. The novel became very popular with readers and critics.

Joe Abercrombie

The first installment of the Viking-inspired series “Shattered Sea” – “Half a King” was published in 2014 and won the Locus Award for Best Adult Debut Novel. The other two books, “Half a World” and “Half a War”, were published in 2015.
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“The Blade Itself”

“Before They Are Hanged”