The Heroes

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Orbit, Feb 7, 2011 - Fiction - 560 pages
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They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.


For glory, for victory, for staying alive.

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie is an amazing feat of storytelling. Although classed as a fantasy, this tremendously thick book is really a story about war. Covering the four days of one military ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

The ending of the First Law series sort of staggers to an end. Many of the characters from the previous books are gone and the ones that are left are relegated to bit parts. The Dogman, Bayaz and Dow ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Joe Abercrombie is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Best Served Cold and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged,and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and daughters. Find out more about Joe Abercrombie

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