Unpredictable noir fantasy with a real cynical punch A fantasy world that is faster, darker and grittier than anything seen before Superb, witty characterisation throughout, backed up with great dialogue This is realistic, snappy, fast-paced and addictive reading Over 11,000 copies sold in trade editions to date Translation rights have sold in four languages Joe is articulate, down to earth and very promotable
Joe Abercrombie is a freelance film editor, who works on documentaries and live music events. He lives and works in London. The Blade Itself is his debut novel.
'I might not end up marrying this book, but I'm certainly infatuated with it right at the moment. It's delicious, the characters sharply drawn and their motivations believable, the clash of cultures (always particularly difficult for an author to pull off) believable as well.' -- Lilith Saintcrow