By Joe Abercombie
Better Glokta has an issue. How do you safeguard a urban surrounded through enemies and riddled with traitors, while your allies can under no circumstances be depended on, and your predecessor vanished with out a hint? It s sufficient to make a torturer are looking to run if he might even stroll and not using a stick. Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading hearth and dying around the frozen state. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to force them again and win timeless glory. there's just one challenge he instructions the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led military on the earth. And Bayaz, the 1st of the Magi, is major a celebration of daring adventurers on a deadly undertaking during the ruins of the previous. the main hated lady within the South, the main feared guy within the North, and the main egocentric boy within the Union make a wierd alliance, yet a perilous one. they could even stand an opportunity of saving mankind from the Eaters in the event that they didn t hate one another relatively a lot. historic secrets and techniques could be exposed. Bloody battles should be received and misplaced. sour enemies might be forgiven yet no longer earlier than they're hanged.
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An oaf from the provinces, eh, West? That's what I am to them. An effective oaf to be sure, but an oaf stil. I daresay that if Poulder or Kroy died tomorrow, I'd be replaced the next day by the other. ' West almost winced. How to turn that nightmare into an advantage? ' he ventured. ' Burr gave a mirthless chuckle. 'Enthusiastic? He's living in a dream! Pandered to, and coddled, and utterly spoiled his whole life! ' The Lord Marshal rubbed at his eyes with his thick fingers. 'Unfortunately, he must.
Packing in and climbing one on top o' the other, with arrows faling down al round. ' 'Shit,' said Dogman, feeling more than a bit sick. He'd been on the wrong end of a rout himself, and the memory weren't at al a happy one. 'Neat as good stitching,' said Threetrees. 'You got to give Bethod his due, the bastard. ' asked Dogman. ' Threetrees shook his head, nice and slow. 'There's a lot of Southerners out there. An awful lot. Most of 'em live across the sea. They say there's more of 'em down there than you can count.
The corpse was a man of about two dozen years. Yelow hair, brown blood on his grey lips. He'd got a padded jacket on, bloated up with wet, the kind a man might wear under a coat of mail. A fighting man, then. A straggler maybe, lost his crew and been picked off. A Union man, no doubt, but he didn't look so different to Dogman or to anyone else, now he was dead. One corpse looks much like another. 'The Great Leveler,' Dogman whispered to himself, since he was in a thoughtful frame of mind. That's what the hilmen cal him.
Before They Are Hanged (book 2 in THE FIRST LAW series) by Joe Abercombie