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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WW28: THE BLADE ITSELF

WW28
A chance to showcase your favourite!
  • First you grab our Wicked Wednesday pic.
  • Then you grab a book. Turn to page 28. Take the first sentence. And then you post it in your site with a link back to WW28.
  • Come back to Cherry Mischievous - WW28 and give us the url of your post (in a comment at a WW28 post) so that other WW28 readers can find your WW28 offering.
WW28 book offering : The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Page 28, 1st Sentence:
It was a beautiful spring day in Adua, and the sun shone pleasantly through the branches of the aromatic cedar, casting a dappled shade on the players beneath.
Yes, the Joe Abercrombie is descriptive...

About The Blade Itself:
Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught up in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian, leaving nothing behind but some bad songs, a few dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.

Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends as cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a jar. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendships. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government… if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.

Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is fantasy with a real cutting edge.
Source: Info in the About The Blade Itself was taken from the author's website at http://www.joeabercrombie.com/books/the-blade-itself on 06/03/2011.

4 comments:

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oooo, I do hope you enjoy this! I read this and the second of the trilogy. I do have the third sitting here tormenting me. ;) I just have to sneak it in with all the review books sometime. Abercrombie is very descriptive! I remember him drawing the whole world map with his words and so easily seeing it in my head. Great book!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo tell me more. Great teaser.

Blodeuedd said...

I must read this one.
Great teaser!

mike draper said...

This seems like a captivating read. I'll be on the look out for it.
You should post this on Amazon so more people can read it and see what nice reviews you do.
Mike

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