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The Resource Before they are hanged, Joe Abercrombie

Before they are hanged, Joe Abercrombie

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Before they are hanged
Title
Before they are hanged
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Joe Abercrombie
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eng
Summary
"The second novel in the wildly popular First Law Trilogy from New York Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie. Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It's enough to make a torturer want to run -- if he could even walk without a stick. 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 and win undying glory. There is only one problem -- he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world. And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. 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, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters -- if they didn't hate each other quite so much. Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven -- but not before they are hanged. First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country"--
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Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed... especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
259773
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Abercrombie, Joe
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
First law trilogy
Series volume
Book 2
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
Label
Before they are hanged, Joe Abercrombie
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Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Orbit edition.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780316387354
Lccn
2015018153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907127693
  • (OCoLC)179808127
Label
Before they are hanged, Joe Abercrombie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Orbit edition.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780316387354
Lccn
2015018153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907127693
  • (OCoLC)179808127

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