The Violence of the Lamb: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country

Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with their world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence, and stupidity. It was violenceContinue reading “The Violence of the Lamb: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country”

Murcatto’s Seven and Her Grand Tour of Revenge and Mayhem: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold

You were a hero round these parts. That’s what they call you when you kill so many people the word murderer falls short. I remember reading the entire original First Law trilogy more than 10 years ago and loving it but with the passage of time, I retained only the barest skeleton of the books’Continue reading “Murcatto’s Seven and Her Grand Tour of Revenge and Mayhem: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold”

Moral Relativism for Young Adults: A Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea Trilogy

Young adult fiction must be paying well because I notice a lot of established fantasy authors like Brandon Sanderson, Django Wexler, and Joe Abercrombie breaking into it. I am an Abercrombie fan from way back, reading his “grimdark” First Law trilogy more than 10 years ago. I enjoyed it but like so many authors IContinue reading “Moral Relativism for Young Adults: A Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea Trilogy”

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