Picture of author.

Joe Abercrombie

Autor(a) de The Blade Itself

60+ Works 30,273 Membros 1,037 Reviews 138 Favorited

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)
Image credit: Joe Abercrombie (Photograph by Lou Abercrombie)


Obras de Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself (2006) 7,389 cópias
Before They Are Hanged (2007) 4,588 cópias
Last Argument of Kings (2008) 4,205 cópias
Best Served Cold (2009) 2,834 cópias
Half a King (2014) 2,179 cópias
The Heroes (2011) 1,964 cópias
Red Country (2012) 1,446 cópias
Half the World (2015) 1,208 cópias
A Little Hatred (2019) 1,149 cópias
Half a War (2015) 1,003 cópias
Sharp Ends (2016) 662 cópias
The Trouble With Peace (2020) 638 cópias
The Wisdom of Crowds (2021) 483 cópias
The First Law Trilogy (2012) 253 cópias
Two's Company (2016) 15 cópias
Some Desperado 12 cópias
The Blade Itself, book 1 (2009) 12 cópias
The Blade Itself, book 2 (2009) 6 cópias
The Fool Jobs (2010) 5 cópias
The Age of Madness Trilogy (2023) 5 cópias
Forca (Portuguese Edition) (2012) 5 cópias
Coroa (Portuguese Edition) (2014) 2 cópias
Ostré konce 1 exemplar(es)
Astiktan Sonra (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
The first law 1 exemplar(es)
Last Argument of Kings 1 exemplar(es)
Krallarin Son Çaresi (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Skipping Town 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A guerra dos tronos (1996) — Introdução, algumas edições42,188 cópias
The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) — Introdução, algumas edições10,047 cópias
Rogues (2014) — Contribuinte — 1,265 cópias
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuinte — 1,106 cópias
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Unbound (2015) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (1890) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2013) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Grimdark Magazine #1 (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Grimdark Magazine Issue #19 (2019) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


A Song of Ice and Fire (1,047) adventure (408) anthology (347) audiobook (366) currently-reading (262) dark fantasy (327) dragons (410) ebook (806) epic (540) epic fantasy (730) fantasy (13,062) fantasy fiction (186) favorites (367) fiction (4,503) Game of Thrones (187) George R. R. Martin (186) goodreads (337) grimdark (288) high fantasy (433) Kindle (656) magic (358) medieval (243) novel (542) own (315) owned (251) paperback (203) politics (191) read (829) science fiction (562) Science Fiction/Fantasy (294) series (825) sf (228) sff (364) short stories (284) signed (305) The First Law (419) thieves (187) to-read (5,969) unread (299) war (338)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
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
Pequena biografia
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.



My 1st Abercrombie book. Nice YA fantasy. On to Book 2
jazzbird61 | outras 152 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Wish the audio was synced, but loved it. I can't think why it took me so long to get to this one, but it's good enough to immediately go purchase #2. I thought it would be darker that it was (glad it wasn't).

Glokta is a new favorite character. He's not a good guy in the traditional sense (understate much?) and a physically revolting character. As a shallow American, I struggle with both and as a reader, I am fascinated with both.

I'm looking forward to this series making me feel even more uncomfortable.… (mais)
jazzbird61 | outras 236 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
The plot was slower than I expected, and yet I was surprised at how quickly I breezed through this! Its a very...info-dump-free fantasy story. The backstories of characters or the lore where not explained, i did not know what was happening or who I should be rooting for half the time, i had a very poor idea of where things are...you kinda have to figure these things out little by (very) little and just trust that it all makes sense...by the end of it, I felt like this whole first book is just a massive prologue for the trilogy. and in spite all that, i loved this book and its characters! ^_^ I cant wait to find out what happens to them!… (mais)
riida | outras 236 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
En fantasy bok satt i en annen verden på en tid uten moderne teknologi. Første bok i en trilogi, og inneholder dermed mye world-building, men også mye action og brutale scener. Mye vittig dialog, og til tider ganske blunt språk.
Mange godt skrevet karakterer som man blir godt knyttet til tross grå moral. Det skifter POV for hvert kapittel som kan virke forstyrrende i lesingen, men samtidig er det er virkemiddel for å formidle flere perspektiver på ulike steder og fungerer godt til oppbygning av verdenen.
I denne boken er plottens mål uklart eller vagt meste parten av tiden, og det var ingen endelse/plot twist siden den bygger opp til neste bok. Dermed gir jeg ikke boken 5 stjerner, men det var likevel en fornøyelse å lese den.
… (mais)
vivolvo | outras 236 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by

Tabelas & Gráficos