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The blade itself

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2006.
Series: First law, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Logen Ninefiingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught up in one feud too many he's about to become a dead barbarian, leaving nothing behind but bad songs and dead friends. Jezal dan Luther, paragon of selfishness, has nothing more dangerous in mind than winning glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules. --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Noir fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Abercrombie
ISBN: 0575077859 9780575077850 0575077867 9780575077867
OCLC Number: 64097431
Description: 422 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: First law, bk. 1.
Responsibility: Joe Abercrombie.

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