Book Review: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

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Before They Are Hanged
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Grimdark
Series: The First Law
Author info: http://www.joeabercrombie.com/

This is book #2 of The First Law Trilogy, check the review for book #1 here.

Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie, say he kicks your arse with his characters. That’s the long and short of it. I already loved The Blade Itself but a whole bunch of new books got in the way and I’ve been aching to resume reading the series ever since. I came down with a bad flu and had plenty of time to catch up with the reading since I haven’t been able to do anything else other than lie down and read.

This book has been such a thrill ride with the breathtaking adventures, thickening plots, and most of all, the splendid cast of characters. Their growth and changes and relationships are all masterfully done. The progress of Jezal and Logen Ninefingers was…

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