The Blade Itself

Book One

The Blade Itself

'Delightfully twisted and evil' GUARDIAN 'Highly recommended ... seek it out' Joe Hill Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed... ...especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult...

The Blade Itself

The Blade Itself

Danny and Evan were born on the mean streets of Chicago and did a little bit of bad-boy stuff knocking over liquor stores. It was strictly small-time. Then Evan made a mistake and he ended up in jail. Danny went straight after that. He got himself a girl and got a job with prospects. Time passed. Then Evan got out. And Evan's not someone to let bygones be bygones. He thinks Danny owes him. And, unfortunately, Evan knows a secret or two that will tear Danny's new life apart . . .

The First Law Trilogy Boxed Set

The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings

The First Law Trilogy Boxed Set

THE FIRST LAW trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece, now available in a stunning box set. It's a perfect gift for fans of A GAME OF THRONES; a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie; and a great way for new readers to discover one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy trilogies of the past decade.

Whinney Haw

Whinney Haw


Three Plots for Poe

Three Plots for Poe

An old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary mystery, and an avant-garde mystery are presented in Three Plots for Poe. This sequence is a tribute to the Gothic genius of Poe who shaped the mystery genre. At the same time, these tales explore three phases of the genres progress and at last escape its Gothic limits altogether. An old-fashioned mystery, Death Calls the Shots invokes the golden age of pulp mysteries in a way that led Jacques Barzun, one of the ultimate authorities on this era, to express his admiration of the story for its mood, plot, pace, and structure. A contemporary mystery,Love in the Modern Landscape offers an unusual blend of evil and intelligence endangering a pair of lovers who appear unequal to the threat. An avantgarde mystery, Still No Ice at the Fish Market opens with a pair of bangsa bomb exploding in the midst of lovemakingand ends up as one of the most unusual literary experiments in many years. Two alternating narrators in this story capture the extremes of classic clarity and Gothic chaos, wit and weirdness, as they hand the story to each other from one chapter to the next until the final chapter blends their separate styles. In all three novels, passionate love affairs become more powerful than evil in competing for the center of the story. As the genius who rules these Gothic games, the ghost of Poe is exorcised at last.

Cave Lupus

Cave Lupus

Thousands of years before this story begins, in a world rife with war, savagery and power, a prophesy was made, one amongst many of that time. Then it was forgotten, but prophesies have a tendency to be forgotten, do they not? Yet, prophesies have a better chance of being realised when forgotten than when the two legs try to favour it or to mingle with its natural development. This scroll tells the story of how our family became involved with its onset, development, and conclusion. This is my saga. I almost started this scroll with the classical once upon a time, but this story is on-going, and you too will be part of it, writing your own saga in time. Sons, Daughters, learn that the past may guide, but must never stifle your thinking. Nothing we hold dear is permanent, and this is right, for permanence equals stability, leading to disappearance. Let us begin our trip... Uncle Silver Wolf Nearly eight thousand years after the Nuclear Cataclysm threw back civilization to the cave age, society is fighting its way up the ladder again. The political structure matches the Middle Age, with Kingdoms, Trade Orders, Roads of Initiation, and Symbols of Mastery. There exists one huge historical difference: Each six-year old Child is taken from home by the Diviners, travels for a year to get hands-on work experience before being incorporated into an Order for life. Another issue is the effects of the Cataclysm on life: numerous mutant life-forms have emerged, while huge swaths of the world have become inhospitable. Thus begins the story of Harold, Companion Ironsmith, and how he discovers his unexpected heritage.

Legends of Areia: Generations

Legends of Areia: Generations

Everyone has a story. When we meet someone we see a very small glimpse of them, we have no clue what their past or future is. However, if you could somehow step into their mind you could begin to understand their actions, feelings, thoughts, and spirit. Legends of Areia: Generations allows you to step into the mind of Prince Drake Vengar as he suffers the loss of his father and works to figure out what he needs to do with his life. Thinking he can trust no one, Drake tries to use his power over fire to make a change in the world. The first change: to find and kill the person who killed his father.

Proceedings, Low Frequency 2004

Proceedings, Low Frequency 2004

Containing more than 40 papers, this volume explores topics presented at the 11th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and Its Control in Maastricht, Netherlands, in September 2004. With a cross-disciplinary approach that incoporates psychology, civil and mechanical engineering, architecture, geophysics, and acoustics, this collection explores the phenomenon of low frequency noise and vibration and their powerful effects on people, animals, and the environment.

Walleye, the Moving Target

Stories and Information for the Aspiring Angler

Walleye, the Moving Target

Walleye was originally intended to allow professionals and touring promotional fishermen the advantage of planning their time on the water ahead of schedule. Chapter Four is the only chapter to consider spending your time on if the above applies to you. If you are among the other ninety percent of Walleye anglers out there, the entire spectrum of Walleye angling has been included in this writing to help reduce the mistakes a person makes beginning with shopping for rods and culminating in tournament mentality. Nothing is missing, and there is something for everyone here. Enjoy! And Good Luck!