Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law by Joe Abercrombie

April 21st 2016 | Gollancz | Hardbacks

Sharp Ends is a stunning hardback collection of superb short stores featuring best-loved characters from the world of The First Law, by Sunday Times bestselling fantasy author Joe Abercrombie.  The short stories will be a mix of original and reissued short stories collected together for the first time, including the Locus Award-winning "Tough Times All Over". The brand-new shorts will feature some of the most popular characters from the First Law world, including Glokta, Jezal, Logen Ninefingers, Bethod and Monza Murcatto.

Joe Abercrombie says: "I’m very pleased that some widely scattered shorts are going to be brought together in one volume along with some new stories about old friends and enemies, filling in some blanks in the map of the First Law world and offering some different perspectives on key events.  I hope readers will have as much fun revisiting some of these much-loved - and much-hated - characters as I have..."

Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings). His stand-alone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world. His novels in the First Law world have sold over half a million copies to date. He is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author.  Joe's short stories are in demand for collections put together by some of the biggest names in the industry, including George R. R. Martin. His novels have been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, John W. Campbell Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. His covers are also award winning, and have won both the David Gemmell Legend Award and the World Fantasy Award for best artwork. 

"Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work"
- George R. R. Martin, author of "A Game of Thrones"

"The brightest star among the new generation of British fantasy writers" 
- The Times


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