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Abercrombie, Joe

Overview
Works: 192 works in 779 publications in 16 languages and 15,989 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  War fiction  War stories, English  Young adult works  Short stories  Adventure stories, English  Novels  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6101.B49, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Abercrombie
Half a king by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

59 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon
Half the world by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

53 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the same world as Half a King, Half a World follows a new protagonist, Thorn, a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up ... and falling in love for the first time"--
The blade itself by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infamous Logen Ninefingers has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian. He is caught in murderous conspiracies and old scores, along with Captain Jezal dan Luthar, Inquisitor Glokta and the wizard Bayaz, who all must try to survive the coming war
Half a war by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

38 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final book in a stirring new epic fantasy trilogy following Half a King and Half the World. Yarvi is the unlikely heir to the throne--a clever, thoughtful boy with a crippled hand who feels out of place in a violent, Viking-like society. Thorn is a young girl, determined to follow in the footsteps of her dead father and become a famous warrior, whatever it takes. Now Yarvi has avenged the murder of his father, and sets out on an epic journey with Thorn that will embroil his kingdom in all-out war"--
Before they are hanged by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

56 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superior Glokta has a problem. How can he defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when his allies can by no means be trusted? Ancient secrets will be uncovered and bitter enemies will be forgiven--but not before they are hanged--in this sequel to "The Blade Itself."
Last argument of kings by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but its going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and theres only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. Its past time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe, and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. Its a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough. Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it. While the King of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law
The heroes by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Red country by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her cowardly step father for company, Shy South journeys into the lawless Far Country, reckoning with the Ghosts and being forced into an alliance with the infamous soldier of fortune Nicomo Cosca, with one purpose in mind: to get her family back
Best served cold by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Orso imagines that he can become king by ending the civil wars that have devastated Styria, but he errs by trying to kill his overly popular general, mercenary Monza Murcatto. Recovering from her massive injuries and mourning her murdered brother, Monza vows vengeance on Orso and half a dozen of his accomplices
Sharp ends : stories from the world of the first law by Joe Abercrombie( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp. And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left -- his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine ..."--Page 2 of cover
Half a king by Joe Abercrombie( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon. Followed by "Half the world". 2014
Half the world by Joe Abercrombie( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorn is a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up and falling in love for the first time
Half a war by Joe Abercrombie( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words are weapons. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge. Only half a war is fought with swords. The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head--a man who worships only Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil. Some--like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith--are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others--like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver--would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness
The heroes by Joe Abercrombie( Recording )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Abercrombie, the author of the epic First Law trilogy, returns with a tale about violence and ambition, gruesome deaths and betrayals, and the brutal truth that no plan survives contact with the enemy
Best served cold by Joe Abercrombie( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styria has seen nineteen years of blood. For Monza Murcatto, the most famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, war is a damn good way of making money. Her victories have made her popular--a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain, and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies
Red country by Joe Abercrombie( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust
The blade itself by Joe Abercrombie( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck; nobleman and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle; and inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glokta a whole lot more difficult. Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood
Last argument of kings by Joe Abercrombie( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him--but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the king of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him: his oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. It's time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war, a secret struggle in which no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. As his days with a sword are far behind him, it's fortunate that he's deadly with his remaining weapons: blackmail, threats, and torture. Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is too painful an undertaking and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too--and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it. The king of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt, and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No one believes that the shadow of war is about to fall across the heart of the Union. Only the First of the Magi can save the world, but there are risks. There is no risk more terrible than to break the First Law
Before they are hanged by Joe Abercrombie( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies when your allies can't be trusted and your predecessor vanished without a trace? Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back "but he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters "if they didn't hate each other quite so much
 
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Alternative Names
Aberkrombi, Dzjo

Aberkrombijs, Džo, 1974-

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Аберкромби, Джо.

Джо Аберкромби

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Languages
English (378)

Spanish (43)

German (41)

French (21)

Polish (13)

Danish (10)

Dutch (9)

Chinese (7)

Italian (5)

Catalan (3)

Czech (3)

Serbian (2)

Russian (2)

Slovenian (2)

Thai (2)

Croatian (1)