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Just finished the First Law series by Joe Abercrombie and it’s an instant classic.

I had no expectations. No personal recommendations (actually, this is debatable. A dear friend of mine may have also recommended this without knowing that I had already spotted it while researching my next read–we may never know!–but that is beside the point). Almost at pure chance, I picked up “The Blade Itself”. Right out of the gates, shortly after Logen Ninefingers mutters the word “shit”, I thought to myself, “what the hell am I reading?” Then I finished the trilogy of books and thought, “that was one of the best fantasy trilogies I’ve ever read.” Read the rest of this post …