Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroes, Best Served Cold, 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.
"Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa."--Wall Street Journal on The Heroes "Compelling characters, a complex plot, and style to burn."--Strange Horizons on The Blade Itself "If you're fond of bloodless, turgid fantasy with characters as thin as newspaper and as boring as plaster saints, Joe Abercrombie is really going to ruin your day. A long career for this guy would be a gift to our genre."--Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora on The Blade Itself "Abercrombie has written the finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory. He's one writer that no one should miss."--Junot Diaz "Bold and authentically original."--Jeff VanderMeer on The Blade Itself "Bloody and relentless."--George R. R. Martin on Best Served Cold "Exhilarating... Abercrombie's knack for wit and grit holds your attention throughout, and his eye for character means that there's heart as well as muscle."--SFX (UK) "New, fresh, and exciting."--The Independent (UK) "[Abercrombie has] begun breaking his own rules. And succeeding wildly at it. ... Rarely has Abercrombie had so much fun while rollicking through his colorful cast's foibles and witty dialogue - and rarely has he dished out so much straight-for-the-heart poignancy."--The A.V. Club "Imagine The Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa."--Lev Grossman, Wall Street Journal on The Heroes "Magnificent, richly entertaining"--Time on The Heroes "Pointed, driven, and sharp."--Locus on Red Country