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The Black Hawks

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Browsing all articles tagged with Joe Abercrombie.

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie
5

Introduction Fantasy is a genre often slated for being stale by those with reading interests outside of it. Popular authors are pointed at and told they just repeat the same kind of book over and over. However, as the majority of you will know, when genre authors do break away from the formula that has […]

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Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ Cover & Progress Report…

Abercrombie’s ‘Half A War’ Cover & Progress Report… 

The cover art for Joe Abercrombie’s third and final book in the Shattered Sea trilogy, Half A War, has been released. This completes the set of US covers, all shown below: I know a lot of people have voiced confusion over the covers, but I quite like them. Not only do they stand out and offer […]

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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
4.5

Around a week or two ago I had the imponderable pleasure of meeting Joe Abercrombie at Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering. I was reading Best Served Cold at the time, my Abraham Lincoln bookmark treading lightly at 100 pages prior to the finale. I had it signed and told him that I would be writing this review, […]

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
5

Half a King isn’t the book that proves Joe Abercrombie’s skill. Those credentials were long established with the First Law trilogy, which turned our expectations on their heads and introduced a new way to explore fantasy storytelling. What Half a King does is remind us that it’s not the violence or occasional profanity that has […]

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Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
4.25

G.R.R.M. states in his introduction that’s the “Rogues is not meant to be a fantasy anthology” but I picked it up for the authors that I knew from being a fantasy reader, and I believe most readers will, so that’s where I will focus. The character type is so ingrained in the fantasy genre and […]

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The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success!

The Joe Abercrombie YA Experiment is a success! 

We all love Joe Abercrombie here at Fantasy-Faction, but when we heard that Lord Grimdark was to give writing a Young Adult novel a shot we couldn’t help but react with the ‘OMG Cat’ face (that one to your right). How could an author known as the modern master of Grimdark Fantasy hope to convince […]

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Cover of Abercrombie’s ‘Half The World’

Cover of Abercrombie’s ‘Half The World’ 

We are still about a month or so away from Joe Abercrombie’s latest novel, Half a King, however the American publishers have decided they’re not going to make us wait any longer than we need to for a taste of book 2. So, although Half the World doesn’t get published until January 2015, here’s the […]

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Half A King gets a UK Cover & Abercrombie fans get 12,000 words

OK, so I’m in the fortunate position that I’ve been able to talk Joe Abercrombie’s publishers into sending me a review copy of Half A King. However, I know that the vast majority of you haven’t yet been able to get your hands on a copy and are dying to hear as much about it as […]

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Abercrombie finishes his YA; release date announced.

Abercrombie finishes his YA; release date announced. 

You may remember that a few months ago we reported on Joe Abercrombie’s latest project in his ‘I shall write a book in every genre known to man’ mission, a YA novel called Half A King. Well, good news for all the Abercrombie fans out there: Joe blogged earlier this week that he has finished […]

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Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
5

Because this is the first review of Red Country (that I’m aware of) and we’ve been given the exclusive trailer, which you can see above – this review is a cross between an advanced preview and a review. VERY little has been said about Abercrombie’s latest book so I wanted to lift the veil (not […]

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Some Desperado – Story by Joe Abercrombie

Some Desperado – Story by Joe Abercrombie 

Well, we’re all excited for the Dangerous Women Anthology that is soon to be released to the genre community, but whilst we wait those publishing champions, Tor have decided to give us the COMPLETE Joe Abercrombie story from within the volume, Some Desperado. As the sizzlingly fast-paced and action-packed story that follows demonstrates, sometimes chasing […]

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Locke and Me

Locke and Me 

For many years – particularly my late teens – fantasy was my genre of choice. I devoured anything I could get from my local library (back then, they seemed to have everything) and working there for my first Saturday job felt like a dream come true. I’d spend school holidays reading and role-playing, the characters […]

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