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"Lord of the rings as directed by Kurosawa" --- Wall Street Journal."Magnificent, richly entertaining." --- "Time""Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war, nor the tribulations that turn ordinary people into the titular heroes." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"The Heroes is an indictment of war and the duplicity that corrupts men striving for total power: bloody and violent, but never gratuitously so, it's imbued with cutting humour, acute characterisation and world-weary wisdom about the weaknesses of the human race. Brilliant." --- Eric Brown, The Guardian (UK)"Delivered in Abercrombie's trademark witty style ... This is an action-packed novel full of brutality, black humour and razor-sharp characterisation." --- Dave Bradley, SFX (5 star review)"It's an excellent tale and arguably Abercrombie's best book yet ... Its pace really showcases his talent for differently voiced and realistically motivated characters ... any genre fan can enjoy what's one of the best fantasy books of the past year." --- SciFi Now (5 star review) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Three men. One battle. No Heroes.
A SUNDAY TIMES bestselling novel, perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin and Bernard Cornwall.
By any stretch of the imagination, The Heroes does not qualify as a fantasy book. Shifting landscapes, dreamscapes, doomed heroes, or a romantic core, are all conspicuous by their... Read morePublished 14 days ago by R.M.F.Brown (Author)
Probably the best British swords and sorcery writer. Joe Abercrombie writes with a terseness that keeps the action flowing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Curlyview!!
Excellent novel telling the story of a single battle from many viewpoints. There are no heroes here, each character is neither good nor evil, just a complicated amalgam of the two... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary Shaw