Review of The Blade Itself: Book One (The First Law 1)

I just finished reading The Blade Itself: Book One (The First Law 1) by Joe Abercrombie.📚

I’ve decided to read this book after watching Why You Should Read: The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie by Mike’s Book Reviews the other day.

Inquisitor Glokta: The inquisitor of the king. He was once a successful person but got caught by the enemy and tortured until he is now cripled and continuously in pain. Now he does the same to his enemies. Jezal dan Luthar: Nobel man in the army, cheats his friends at cards and does nothing useful in his life Logen Ninefingers: Fighter from the Nord who has lost all his friends and family and can talk to spirits. Bayaz: First of the Magi, he is a mysterious man and quite powerful. But until the end, it is not clear what exactly he tries to achive, apart from creating chaos.

I like how each chapter is from the viewpoint of a single person. Each person has good and bad sides. I did not like the overall story of the book; it was a bit of a mixed bag for me. Some chapters I could not stop reading. They are followed by chapters that did not end. This book took way longer to read, but I expect that this was not the book but myself due to the current circumstances.

The big question now is if I should read further in this series – I’ve think I will but after a break. I want to know what Bayaz is up to and if Jezal finds his destiny and his backbone.


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