Sharp Ends

Stories from the World of the First Law

by Joe Abercrombie

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  • 9780316390811
  • 9780316390804
Sharp Ends is the ultimate collection of award winning tales and exclusive new short stories from the master of grimdark fantasy, Joe Abercrombie. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.

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 . . .


For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out:

The Shattered Sea Trilogy
Half a King
Half the World
Half a War

The First Law Trilogy

The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings


Stand Alone Novels in the First Law World
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country







  • Orbit; April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780316390804
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  • Title: Sharp Ends
  • Author: Joe Abercrombie
  • Imprint: Orbit
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  • 9780316390811
  • 9780316390804

In The Press

"Pointed, driven, and sharp."—Locus on Red Country


About The Author

Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full time writer, and occasional freelance film editor, who lives in Bath, England with his wife and three children.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316390811
  • 9780316390804