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Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster on the last day of 1974, the son of an English teacher and a sociologist. He spent much of his youth in imaginary worlds, and left school with a good idea of how to make stuff up. He moved to the big city, learned to brew tea, and ended up as a TV editor, working on documentaries, events and concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. But in the darkness of the night he was still making stuff up, and his first book, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He now lives in Bath with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy and makes stuff up full-time.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends Stories from the World of the First Law by Joe Abercrombie
Sharp Ends Stories from the World of the First Law
Joe Abercrombie
Highly Recommended. Fans of Joe Abercombie will be delighted to hear that this is a collection of tales set in the world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2016
Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
Half a War
Joe Abercrombie
Shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2016. With a harsh simplicity, ’Half a War’, the last in the ‘Shattered Sea’ trilogy, offers plenty of mystery and mayhem. While each successive book focuses on new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Half the World
Joe Abercrombie
Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War...Thorn lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Must Thorn be a tool in other hands or can she carve her own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
Half a World by Joe Abercrombie
Half a World
Joe Abercrombie
The sequel to Half a King this next instalment takes us beyond the Kingdoms of the Shattered Sea on another epic journey. I believe it stands alone well enough but you always get more from a series by starting at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Half a King
Joe Abercrombie
This is a wonderfully readable book, exciting and not too long, unlike so much fantasy. It’s really good to be able to follow a single character on his journey without the confusion of hundreds of people with difficult names scattered...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Half a King
Joe Abercrombie
This is a wonderfully readable book, exciting and not too long, unlike so much fantasy. It’s really good to be able to follow a single character on his journey without the confusion of hundreds of people with difficult names scattered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
Red Country
Joe Abercrombie
The third in this magnificent First Law World series which you really need to have read the first two to fully appreciate, and I do seriously recommend that you do so. They are a sort of western/fantasy cross rather like...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2013
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
The Heroes
Joe Abercrombie
May 2012 Book of the Month. Why do people fight pointless wars and what does it take to be called a Hero? If you are a lover of action fantasy novels then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2012

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