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Another decent story for Abercrombie fans
on February 21, 2011
Firstly, before we get started this is not a one off volume, and directly leads off from the authors earlier work (reading order shown below).
The Blade Itself > Before They are Hanged > Last Argument of Kings (The First Law Trilogy) > Best Served Cold > The Heroes.
If however you have read and enjoyed the above, then you're in for a treat. The Heroes takes the admirably different approach of setting the plot around three days of battle, rather than the more typical fantasy quest or adventure. As with Joe's earlier works it's also quite grim, quite dark (though not nearly as dark as best served cold) and very cynical.
The bottom line? As long as you enjoyed the earlier books and aren't put off by the setting, the somewhat limited scope or the violence, this should make for an entertaining, action packed read.