Review: The Heroes

Written by Elke - 4.5

The dedication already makes clear, what’s to be expected from this book – and the reader won’t be disappointed ;-) I was really glad to see that Joe Abercrombie returned to a more sophisticated structure of a story (after the quite weak “Best Served Cold”) – even if it wasn’t what you’d call a soothing bedtime reading. I don’t think, there were more than a few chapters (5 – 8?) without betrayals, men changing allegiances, massacres … in short: magnificent!
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About the Book :: The Heroes

Joe Abercrombie Release date: January 8, 2011
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasydark fantasy + high fantasy

British Fantasy Award nominee 2012, David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2012.

Three Men.
One Battle.
No Heroes.

They say Black Dow’s killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls.

The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of ... (more)

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