The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters. I like them so much that when I got to the end of the second book and found out the third book wasn't going to be out in the US for another three months, I experienced a fit or rage, then a fit of depression, then I ate some lunch and had a bit of lay down'
A tale of brute force and subtle magic set in a world on the cusp of an industrial revolution . . . a vivid and jolting tale.
Witty, bloody and fun.
Joe Abercrombie writes with terrifying wit, humour and heart
A new epic saga of war and power set in a world where the industrial age is rising . . . With expert craft, Abercrombie lays the groundwork for another thrilling trilogy
Rife with emotion with wit to spare, both honed to an effortlessly fine edge. A Little Hatred is the joy of watching a master of the craft with his tools at their sharpest
Joe Abercrombie's powerful voice raises the bar in any literary genre. Fantasy fans are beyond fortunate he chose this one
This book is exceptional. Indisputably, spectacularly, criminally good. Clever, funny, and packed with cutting commentary, it's well worth the wait.
Abercrombie has created one of the most magnificent, unforgettable casts of characters to ever grace the pages of a fantasy book
Gripping and intriguing.
The intricately woven story never slackens its merciless grip as we follow our heroes and heroines through battlefields, boardrooms and bedrooms to their destinies - deserved and undeserved alike.
He writes of slum life with graphic realism, and his rendering of battle scenes is to die for.
All told within a complex, fascinating plot that will keep you up long after bed time. The perfect escape from the topsy- turvy world that we're living in at the moment.
Both the magic and the class struggle are subtly handled by Abercrombie, while the humour is delightfully rough. It's a tremendous book, as if Friedrich Engels and Terry Pratchett had agreed to collaborate in rewriting George RR Martin.
[it] gives us incipient industrialisation, a refugee crisis, violence, politics and magic, all handled with darkly funny aplomb.
This is an ambitious and engrossing return to the world of the First Law. Bring on book two.
Little Hatred is one of Abercrombie's best books yet.