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Joe Abercrombie: SPOILER THREAD for all of the First Law books


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#1 MisterOJ

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

Red Country has been out for a while now. 

 

If you've read all the books and want to discuss anything about them without having to use spoiler tags - this is the place.


Edited by MisterOJ, 06 December 2013 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

copy that gold leader



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:55 PM

Joe Abercrombie is the biggest meanie ever! Why so gloomy Mr. Abercrombie? Why can no one ever just be happy like the pretty princesses in the Disney films?!?!

 

Damn you, Joe, damn you to hell! Grrr.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

I'm loving TFL more with every book that I read.

 

Important question!: I got The Heroes as a gift today, can I read it without fear of spoilers for Best Served Cold? Or should I read BSC first? Thanks in advance.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:59 PM

You can read it without being majorly spoiled. 

 

But, I'd recommend reading BSC first.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:01 PM

I'm loving TFL more with every book that I read.

 

Important question!: I got The Heroes as a gift today, can I read it without fear of spoilers for Best Served Cold? Or should I read BSC first? Thanks in advance.

There are some spoilers especially related to one character. I guess you could read the Heroes already, if you don't mind to spoil some of the development of said character.

 

My advice would be to sit this one out and safe the Heroes for after BSC. It's also the wiser choice since the Heroes is by far Abercrombie's best book (and with the exception of BSC they are all pretty great so that says something).



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:07 PM

You can read it without being majorly spoiled. 

 

But, I'd recommend reading BSC first.

 

 

There are some spoilers especially related to one character. I guess you could read the Heroes already, if you don't mind to spoil some of the development of said character.

 

My advice would be to sit this one out and safe the Heroes for after BSC. It's also the wiser choice since the Heroes is by far Abercrombie's best book (and with the exception of BSC they are all pretty great so that says something).

Okay, thanks. I'll wait with The Heroes until I get BSC, I've got plenty of other stuff to read anyway.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:34 PM

Ha! We get four posts in before we get "What order should I read Joe Abercrombie?" :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

(No offense intended First of My Name... its somewhat of a running joke around here that this question invariably pops up in any Abercrombie thread.)

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Ha! We get four posts in before we get "What order should I read Joe Abercrombie?" :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

(No offense intended First of My Name... its somewhat of a running joke around here that this question invariably pops up in any Abercrombie thread.)

None taken, I get it  :) I know what order they should be read in, but I was wondering if deviations were possible. Sorry, I didn't know that thread existed.

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

Finished First? Thoughts?



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:25 AM

Finished First? Thoughts?

Yes, finished.

 

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:28 AM

Joe should sig those last sentences! :laugh:



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 07:22 PM

Hiya,

 

New around here so I am unsure how spoiler threads work but loved all of the books in The First Law series and also read BSC and The Heroes.

 

Question.  When are we going to see more Glokta?

 

Also want more of Bremer dan Gorst. After reading The Heroes, I want to see what else that sword swinging sociopath gets up to. 



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 07:29 PM

Also want more of Bremer dan Gorst. After reading The Heroes, I want to see what else that sword swinging sociopath gets up to. 

Well look out this thread is for all the FL so will have RC spoilers. I doubt Glokta will play a major role again really, his arc is complete, if he were to fall from grace it'd most likely be fatal.

 

I hope for more Gorst too, he ain't in RC though.

 

The next books planned are the second trilogy books he has planned, but he has some other stuff in the works, I think 2017 is the rough publication date, but don't quote me on that. Joe's website'll be the best place to keep tabs.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:29 AM


Question.  When are we going to see more Glokta?

 

Joe just announced in his blog that one of his next shorts stories will be about "a key moment in the relationship between the young Lieutenant West and the dashing Colonel Glokta". I hope it depicts the day they parted ways in that bridge in Gurkhul.

 

Btw, the other will have Bethod and Logen together. This one I'm really interested in.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

 

Joe just announced in his blog that one of his next shorts stories will be about "a key moment in the relationship between the young Lieutenant West and the dashing Colonel Glokta". I hope it depicts the day they parted ways in that bridge in Gurkhul.

 

 

What are the odds? Yes it does!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

What are the odds? Yes it does!

How would you know? I bet you haven't even read the series.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:17 AM

:lmao: So I come home from a long hot day at work, felling all sorry for myself, to find this. Thanks for cheering me up!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:28 AM

So when can we expect the Bayaz and Kanedias one? Or is it Bayaz and Tolomei?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:40 AM

So when can we expect the Bayaz and Kanedias one? Or is it Bayaz and Tolomei?

 

I doubt that something that significant would be told in short story form. I sort of expect to get that tale somehow in the next trilogy. (If we get it at all. I wouldn't be shocked if Joe leaves the origins of Bayaz shrouded in a bit of mystery. I quite like it like that, to be honest.)