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The Blade Itself Audiobook

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22.25 hours

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September 2015

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Unabridged Audiobook

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9781478907817

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“The Blade Itself” is the first novel in Joe Abercrombie’s “The First Law” trilogy, published in 2006. This dark fantasy book introduces readers to a gritty, complex world filled with morally ambiguous characters and intricate political machinations.

The story revolves around several central characters: Logen Ninefingers, a feared barbarian warrior with a troubled past; Sand dan Glokta, a former hero turned cynical torturer due to his own physical torment; and Jezal dan Luthar, a vain, self-centered nobleman who aspires to be a fencing champion. Their lives intersect in a world rife with conflict, betrayal, and ancient magics.

Logen, fleeing from his past in the North, is drawn into a quest by the enigmatic wizard Bayaz. Glokta, now a torturer for the Inquisition, navigates the dangerous politics of the Union, while Jezal, preoccupied with his own vanity, finds himself unexpectedly caught up in events larger than himself.

“The Blade Itself” is notable for its subversion of traditional fantasy tropes, focusing on character development and a realistic portrayal of violence and power struggles. Abercrombie’s writing is characterized by sharp dialogue, dark humor, and a willingness to explore the darker sides of human nature. The novel sets the stage for the complex political and personal battles that unfold in the subsequent books of the trilogy, “Before They Are Hanged” and “Last Argument of Kings.”

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