The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself

The First Law #1

Joe Abercrombie

fiction fantasy adventurous dark fast-paced

544 pages | first published 2006

Description

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian – leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman Captain ...
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Moods

dark 86%
adventurous 69%
funny 44%
tense 35%
mysterious 31%
challenging 12%
emotional 7%
lighthearted 3%
reflective 3%
sad 3%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 40%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 26% | No: 17% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.97