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The Heroes
Joe Abercrombie

Classification : Sff (science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : May 10, 2012
Imprint : Gollancz
Page Extent : 624
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780575083851
Price : 725

About the book
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 neighbour, 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. Bremer dan Gorst, disgraced master swordsman, has sworn to reclaim his stolen honour on the battlefield. Obsessed with redemption and addicted to violence, he's far past caring how much blood gets spilled in the attempt. Even if it's his own. Prince Calder isn't interested in honour, and still less in getting himself killed. All he wants is power, and he'll tell any lie, use any trick, and betray any friend to get it. Just as long as he doesn't have to fight for it himself. Curnden Craw, the last honest man in the North, has gained nothing from a life of warfare but swollen knees and frayed nerves. He hardly even cares who wins any more, he just wants to do the right thing. But can he even tell what that is with the world burning down around him? Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms that prevail. Three men. One battle. No Heroes.

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[A] relentless tale of war, intrigue, passion, distrust, treachery and general all-round bad behaviour. Don't miss it or you deserve to be gutted like a stuck pig, your entrails left to feed the crows>
An action-packed novel full of brutality, black-humour and razor sharp characterisation>
THE HEROES is an indictment of war and the duplicity that corrupts men striving for total power: bloody and violent, but never gratuitously so, it's imbued with cutting humour, acute characterisation and world-weary wisdom about the weaknesses of the human race. Brilliant>
     
Joe Abercrombie
Joe Abercrombie is a freelance film editor living in Bath with his family.
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