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Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie is a British writer of fantasy fiction, born in my home Town of Lancaster and attended the LRGS (Lancaster Royal Grammer School).

He is best known for his First Law Trilogy and the stand alone novel set in the same world - Best Served Cold which won the 2010 David Gemmell award.


The First Law Trilogy
  • The Blade Itself (2006)
  • Before They Are Hanged (2007)
  • Last Argument of Kings (2008)
Shattered Sea trilogy
  • Half a King (2014)
  • Half the World (2015)
  • Half a War (2015)
Standalone books
  • Best Served Cold (2009)
  • The Heroes (2011)
  • Red Country (2012)
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