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The Heroes By Joe Abercrombie The Heroes They say Black Dow s killed men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls The King of the Union ever a jealous neighbor is not about to stand smiling by while he

  • Title: The Heroes
  • Author: Joe Abercrombie
  • ISBN: 9780316123358
  • Page: 471
  • Format: ebook
  • The Heroes By Joe Abercrombie They say Black Dow s killed men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones,They say Black Dow s killed men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they ve brought a lot of sharpened metal with themE HEROESFor glory, for victory, for staying alive.
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    1. Petrik on said:

      4.5 5 StarsI won t forget the three days I spent reading the intricate three days of battle in this book Joe Abercrombie has proved himself once again to be my shining star in Grimdark fantasy For me, there s simply no one that can write Grimdark fantasy like him The Heroes has been claimed by a lot of Abercrombie s fans to be his best works, although I disagree because imo that crown still belongs to Last Argument of Kings , I do however think The Heroes as his third best work, almost as much a [...]

    2. Stephen on said:

      HE WAS AS UGLY AS INCEST w that is funny Okay, so do notDO NOT listen to those who call this a less than a stellar performance by the god king of grit, Joe Abercrombie This is not only a 541 page manual on the art of breezy, muck dripping proseology, but it also sports an intricately layered and well designed plot, three dimensional characters that are just saturated with nuance and some powerful evocative statements on the underpants loading horror of war and the pain burden born by those who m [...]

    3. Bookdragon Sean on said:

      I ve got a really great idea for a novel Do you want to hear it Okay, so here goes Well I was thinking I could create a story in which everything relates back to the title That way I could say the title over and over again Wouldn t that be fun I mean I could write about heroes fighting at a place called the Heroes and then they could have a crisis about being heroes whilst worrying who has taken the Heroes and if enemy heroes are going to kill them And then I could say heroes a few times and re [...]

    4. Evgeny on said:

      The plot can be described in a couple of sentences, literally This is about a 3 day battle between the Union forces civilized bureaucratic society and Northern people barbarians , and also about the events right before it and its aftermath This is probably the most spoiler free plot description I ever wrote, by the way Joe Abercombie is the undisputed king when it comes to modern grimdark fantasy Yes, I have read Malazan epic Yes, I still stand by what I said in the beginning of the paragraph I [...]

    5. Rob on said:

      The Piles Fuck this shit grumbled Slicker Gutwruck as he wearily limped up the hill, bile tickling his tonsils I couldn t give an arse about war any, he spat How ironic that I m so good at it he mused, as his rag tag squad of soldiers showed off their cool moves on a group of unfortunate peons they got the drop on There was Broody McBrooderson, master of the garotte Slicker s second in command, Little Miss Sunshine, tougher than any man, and than capable of commanding Serenity, er, the squad, o [...]

    6. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan The Heroes First Law World, 5 Nevisande Joe Abercrombie ISBN 316123358 ISBN13 9780316123358 Dar 581 Safhe Saal e Chap 2011

    7. Robin Hobb on said:

      Forty eight hours So much can happen in such a short span of time in the middle of a war This tale shifts between varying viewpoints, from soldiers to commanders to camp followers There are no good guys and no bad guys The reader will wind up caring about all of them, and knowing that not all of them can win, let alone survive Highly recommended.

    8. Kaora on said:

      Wow.This one has been on my To Be Read pile for a long time In an effort to clean out some of my older books I finally got around to reading it.And now I m not sure what took me so long Heroes is a gritty book about a war between the Northmen and the Union, which takes place around a hill called the Heroes.It s a dark book, with rough characters and some pretty gorey deaths Ambercrombie does a great job with his battle scenes, showing the confusion of war and the costs of being a hero.But with a [...]

    9. Conor on said:

      War, War never changes The Heroes unflinchingly chronicles a 3 day battle between two warring nations It s a story filled with visceral fighting, complex characters and constant danger and suspense For me this is the best of Abercrombie s standalone novels and is on a par with his First Law trilogy Being a massive Abercrombie fan as I am the fact that this is my favourite of his works says a lot The Heroes combines Abercrombie s dark fantasy with a war story and while the entire novel revolving [...]

    10. Orient on said:

      I was eager to put my eyes on The Heroes , because I was still high from Best Served Cold and I didn t read Mr Abercrombie s book for some time The fact is that The Heroes decreased my fangirlism a little bit But let s start from the tasty bits Joe Abercrombie always has smth tasty in his books The Heroes is a military fantasy novel, which offered me a rather unique and interesting glimpse into war and warriors who are annoyed with fighting a war.I always love to find the so called Abercrombie s [...]

    11. Emily (BellaGrace) on said:

      It s been a really long time since I read the First Law books and several years since I read Best Served Cold, so I started off a little lost on this book I didn t remember what had happened between Black Dow and the Bloody Nine, I didn t really remember Calder or Gorst so I ended up doing some Wikki reading trying to catch back up Once I got it all straight I really enjoyed it I actually found a few people that were worth cheering for at least by Abercrombie s standards and the big scene at the [...]

    12. Manju on said:

      My sixth book by Mr Abercrombie and as always he never cease to amaze me with his writing, especially when he is writing about War.So The Heroes is story of Black Dow, the Northern King, and Union army finding themselves battling over an old monument called, The Heroes.As it is war, so there are tons of characters and with them lay the beauty of the book its the story of famous names, fallen and new names its the story of people who are strong headed, cruel, ambitious, self centered, vicious and [...]

    13. Oscar on said:

      Joe Abercrombie es uno de los abanderados de esta nueva fantas a que surgi con George R.R Martin, heroica, oscura y realista, como nunca se hab a visto hasta entonces El talento de Abercrombie crece con cada novela que escribe Lo demostr con sus tres primeras novelas, que forman la trilog a de La Primera Ley, y continu con La mejor venganza , que tal vez no alcanz mis expectativas, pero que aun as supera en calidad a muchas de las fantas as que se escriben actualmente Y despu s escribi Los H roe [...]

    14. Pavle on said:

      Volim kada neko ne glorifikuje rat i ne pravi od konja magarca u ovom slu aju tehni ki suprotno, uz du no po tovanje magarcu , a fantastika je tome pre esto sklona Glavni junak, divan ovek sa talonom od circa petsto ubijenih Ko da klikere skuplja ili juri akcije u Tempu pred praznik Ali krvolo no I to je uglavnom stanje stvari u anru Sve to veoma imponuje onom ha ha nasilje je kul delu osobe, ali pobogu, ljudi umiru iovako, mnogo li je tra iti da bar umru na miru a ne kao kod Tarantina e ovek ko [...]

    15. Hanne on said:

      I ve been reading a lot of Abercrombie lately one a month for the past 5 months to be exact One to go and sad face it ll be over for a while I hope Abercrombie is writing fast This book contains of what Abercrombie is absolutely brilliant at Gritty, dark but oh so real This book tells the story of war the Union and the Northmen have been in a cat and mouse war for a while, but the council needs their army elsewhere and commands a short end to this war We ll get three days of war Abercrombie sh [...]

    16. Eon ♒Windrunner♒ on said:

      War in all its misery Did you expect anything else This book is as Abercrombie as it gets As The Bloody Nine would say, you have to be realistic about these things.The story takes place a couple of years after the first law trilogy read it first and centers mostly around a three day battle between the Union the North There are quite a few of the characters we have come to love present, but sadly, also a few key ones that have gone back to the mud in between books I mention them only because I wa [...]

    17. Vladimir Ćeha on said:

      Finally.Yes, that s how I feel after finishing this book I loved the First Law trilogy, but Heroes just fell flat for me In spite of the title, the novel is not about heroes, in fact Abercrombie never misses a chance to remind us that his characters are not honorable men Everything was different in the distant past, when people knew what they were fighting for, but nothing remains of that time, only rock formations that are aptly named Heroes, and where most of the action takes place today It is [...]

    18. James 'Eagle' on said:

      This book is breathtaking The ultimate sum of it s parts, The Heroes is a perfect display of Abercrombie at his absolute best grim, brutal, vivid, real, and intensely moving I fell in love with this novel early on and that feeling still hasn t gone away even after I turned its last page It s a story that made me want to finish work as soon as possible so I could go back to it An experience that had me thinking about it hours after it ended It is a phenomenal ride, one that has pushed this into t [...]

    19. Steve on said:

      The premise of the book is very straight forward the Union and the Northmen are fighting a war over a narrow strip of borderland, and The Heroes is the setting of a long and bloody three day battle The title is a play on words, and without spoiling anything, the hilltop setting named The Heroes and the violent battle there bring out the heroic in men on both sides The Heroes follows Abercrombie s previous titles chronologically, so if you haven t read the other books yet, start with The Blade It [...]

    20. David Sven on said:

      Three days Three days to secure a throne, Three days to make a name Three days to become a hero Three days of blood.The Heroes covers 3 days of war between The Union and The North After years of smaller battles and sieges and move and countermove, the closed council has grown impatient and the Union generals are ordered to hurry things up and march head on into the enemy and bring the war to a conclusion.This book was action packed I mean condensing 500 to 600 pages into 3 days of plot is no mea [...]

    21. Ryan on said:

      When asked what sort of music I liked to listen to, I answered grunge for years after it was fashionable to do so I think most of us can name a musician or band that we loved in high school, one that we listened to well past pop culture s imposed expiration date Perhaps most of us can even recall the time when we realized that our tastes were no longer fashionable Eventually, we have to see what s hip today, and I suspect that the same holds true for fantasy.When I was a young man, listening to [...]

    22. ScottHitchcock on said:

      This book was decidedly better the second half but much like the first book of singles it doesn t shine a light to the trilogy Best Served Cold started out terrific but then ground into a boring monotony This book just took forever to get going before rounding into form Maybe he ll have the singles down by book three.

    23. Paul on said:

      I found this one harder to get into than the other books in this series, for some reason Perhaps because it s character driven than plot driven, perhaps because it s structurally so different, perhaps because I m a stoopid doo doo head.Once it got going, though, it sucked me in and we went on a rocket ride together Great stuff if you re a fan of the ol stabbity stab stab and that s me done for 2017 Happy New Year, folks

    24. Tammy on said:

      I enjoyed it all the way through Joe Abercrombie is still as unpredictable as a dice roll As unpredictable as a pissed off gentleman As unpredictable as a drunk snake with a loaded rifle wait, how d the snake get hands O d this is his best work yet IMO.I m really, really happy I had the pleasure of reading this exciting and enlightening story D

    25. Rob on said:

      Executive Summary My new favorite Joe Abercrombie book Audio book I know people swear by Steven Pacy, but I once again got Michael Page as the narrator I can t compare the two, but I think Micheal Page is pretty good He does some pretty good voices, though sometimes it s hard to tell the characters apart because while he mostly makes the Northmen and the Union sound different from one another they tended to sound similar to each other He does a pretty good voice for Bremer dan Gorst though.Full [...]

    26. Mr. Matt on said:

      In the distant North, there is a hill located in a plain overlooking a small town On the crest of the hill is a ring of stones whose origin is lost in history Some say the stones are the last resting place of some old warlords Others have different stories The only certainties about the hill are that whoever controls the hill, controls the town and its vital crossroads And that both the Union and the North want the hill And that the price for the hill must be paid in blood.What happens next or [...]

    27. Mogsy (MMOGC) on said:

      There must be something about the The First Law trilogy Because while I loved those three books, I can t say I felt the same enthusiasm for Joe A s other book Best Served Cold or this one, The Heroes It was very hard for me to give this book a low rating, but I had to be honest I just didn t enjoy it.Despite being packed with action filled battle scenes, it was a struggle to get through this book without nodding off within the first thirty minutes each time I picked it up That s probably why it [...]

    28. Ivan on said:

      600 pages for only 3 days of battle and grittiness, dark humor, blood and guts than in any other First law book and that is saying something.There isn t much else to say just Abercrombie at his best.

    29. Alex Ristea on said:

      A war story that is against war.That s the best way I can sum up this book Knowing Abercrombie, it s easy to go into The Heroes thinking, Whoa A three day battle How awesome, this sure will be a fun ride Blood, guts, and shrieking, yes please And it is.But it s not about the violence or the killing It s about the twisted camaraderie that surrounds soldiers think a la Steven Erikson , and how people who are fighting in wars think it s an incredibly stupid idea.It s almost a slap in the face to th [...]

    30. Xabi1990 on said:

      Oye, si soy un chaval y con ideales correctos le doy un 10 10 que no se lo salta la Ruth Beitia esa.Porque es una novela de Fantas a no se bien por qu , porque los magos que salen no hacen magia para nada, pero bueno de esas de capa y espada hacha maza lanza flechas donde en el fondo el Joe se pasa todo el libro intentando inculcarnos lo mala que es la guerra y que no sirve para nada Y una y otra y otra vez.Y, claro, esos buenos ideales est bien que nos los inculquen co o, pero que yo ya los ten [...]

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