The First Book of Law
By Joe Abercrombie
The first book of the trilogy is “The Blade itself”. This is a dark gritty tale of intrigue, murder and war with lots of twists and engaging characters. My favorite character in this series is Inquisitor Glokta. Glokta is a victim of years of torture. Crippled and broken, he turns to the only profession he now is qualified for, a torturer. But he isn’t in it just for gratuitous violence. He is driven to find the truth … no matter how much it hurts you. Next in line is Logen Nine Fingers. From the barbaric northern lands he is surprisingly a nice guy. Well, until the berserker rage comes out with his other personality, The Bloody Nine.
“The battles are vivid and visceral, the action brutal, the pace headlong, and Abercrombie piles the betrayals, reversals, and plot twists one atop another to keep us guessing how it will all come out.” – George R. R. Martin