The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is for people who are looking for a fantasy series with no knight in shining armour, no damsel in distress, a series where everyone gets what they deserve or worse. While not for everyone, this is character-driven Fantasy at its best.
What I like ✅ disturbingly likeable characters who are deeply flawed at best and evil at worst ✅ enough worldbuilding to drive forward the plot, with plenty of clues which hint at a bigger universe ✅ the battles and fighting scenes are well-written, disturbing, confusing and have an emotional impact on those involved ✅ multiple POVs each with a distinct voice
What I didn't like ✖ takes a while to get started and can drag in some places ✖ disturbing torture scenes ✖ I would have liked the book to include the perspective of more feminine female character; Ferro was great but she didn't get much page time, nor was she very feminine Rating 4.5/5🌟 Verdict
RECOMMENDED ✅ Discussion
Which do you prefer: multiple POVs or one POV in a book and why?