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Joe Abercrombie

Autor(a) de The Blade Itself

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About the Author

Joe Abercrombie is a freelance film editor, working mostly on documentaries and live music events. He lives and works in London. The First Law is his debut series. He won a Locus Award 2015 for science-fiction in the Young Adult Book Category with his title Half a King. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself (2006) 7,360 exemplares
Before They Are Hanged (2007) 4,575 exemplares
Last Argument of Kings (2008) 4,190 exemplares
Best Served Cold (2009) 2,836 exemplares
Half a King (2014) 2,173 exemplares
The Heroes (2011) 1,955 exemplares
Red Country (2012) 1,441 exemplares
Half the World (2015) 1,206 exemplares
A Little Hatred (2019) 1,143 exemplares
Half a War (2015) 999 exemplares
Sharp Ends (2016) 657 exemplares
The Trouble With Peace (2020) 636 exemplares
The Wisdom of Crowds (2021) 481 exemplares
The First Law Trilogy (2012) 254 exemplares
The Collected Joe Abercrombie (2013) 23 exemplares
Two's Company (2016) 15 exemplares
The Blade Itself, book 1 (2009) 12 exemplares
Some Desperado 12 exemplares
Tough Times All Over 6 exemplares
Last Argument of Kings, Book 2 (2011) 6 exemplares
The Blade Itself, book 2 (2009) 6 exemplares
Last Argument of Kings, Book 1 (2011) 5 exemplares
The Age of Madness Trilogy (2023) 5 exemplares
The Fool Jobs (2010) 5 exemplares
Forca (Portuguese Edition) (2012) 5 exemplares
The Beautiful Machine 4 exemplares
Coroa (Portuguese Edition) (2014) 2 exemplares
Ostré konce 1 exemplar
The first law 1 exemplar
Krallarin Son Çaresi (2021) 1 exemplar
Astiktan Sonra (2020) 1 exemplar
Skipping Town 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Game of Thrones (1996) — Introdução, algumas edições42,117 exemplares
The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) — Introdução, algumas edições10,012 exemplares
Rogues (2014) — Contribuidor — 1,262 exemplares
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,106 exemplares
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Unbound (2015) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (1890) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2013) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Grimdark Magazine #1 (2014) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Grimdark Magazine Issue #19 (2019) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Abercrombie, Joseph Edward
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
University of Manchester (Psychology)
short-story writer

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Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law trilogy, as well as other fantasy books in the same setting and a trilogy of young adult novels. His novel Half a King won the 2015 Locus Award for best Young Adult book.

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, where he studied psychology.

Abercrombie had a job making tea at a television production company before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. As a freelance film editor, Abercrombie found himself with more free time than he previously had. With this time, he decided to reconsider a story plot he conceived while attending University.

Abercrombie began writing The Blade Itself in 2002, completing it in 2004. It took a year of rejection by publishing agencies before Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz accepted the book for a five-figure deal in 2005 ("a seven-figure deal if you count the pence columns"). It was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed in the succeeding two years by two other books in the trilogy, by the titles of Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings, respectively. In 2008, Joe Abercrombie was a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer. That same year Abercrombie was one of the contributors to the BBC Worlds of Fantasy series, alongside other contributors such as Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and China Miéville. In 2009, Abercrombie released the novel Best Served Cold. It is set in the same world as The First Law Trilogy but is a stand-alone novel. He followed with The Heroes (2011) and Red Country (2012), both again set in the world of the First Law Trilogy. The three standalone novels were later collected into an omnibus edition under the name The Great Leveller.

In 2011, Abercrombie signed a deal with Gollancz for four more books set in the First Law world. In 2013, HarperCollins' fantasy and children's imprints acquired the rights to three books by Abercrombie, aimed at younger readers. The three standalone but interconnected novels were released as the Shattered Sea trilogy.



Decent conclusion to the trilogy. I think the additional viewpoints started to become unwieldy by the end, since we're now looking at a lot more people and the story can no longer be as tightly woven as in the first two. I felt the pacing also suffered a bit, having to climax multiple times as the succession of villains was taken down. Koll and Raith were highlights here for me, with some genuine internal turmoil that was painfully precise.
Zedseayou | 56 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Nice to get some background on the actual start of this trilogy! The book is focused on Yarvi, which fills in a lot of information about his character that we missed from the second book, where he is much more of a secondary character. Compared to the second, I didn't find the rest of the cast as compelling, and the plot felt a little more contrived, but there's still fun to be had.
Zedseayou | 150 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
I did not know this was second in a trilogy, which says something about how well contained this book is. There are of course plenty of tropes, the selected hero, the love interest, the training montage, the victory from the jaws of defeat. I think that Abercrombie executes well though, with excruciatingly relatable coming of age, with engaging characters, and a fast pacing that left me wanting to know more. Fun quick read.
Zedseayou | 72 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |



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