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Image of The Heroes


Image of The Heroes

If you like Abercrombie’s other novels, you will probably like this one. If you don’t, this is likely not the book for you. It’s full of violence, raw language, morally complicated characters and a constantly shifting POV. Well written and stocked with fully realized characters, this is definitely not for everyone.

On a hill in a valley in the middle of nowhere, two armies have come to fight each other. Exactly why they need to fight is deliberately left as an exercise to the reader, as this book is more focused on the people caught up in the battle, three in particular: Calder, the son of a deposed king; Bremer dan Gorst, a disgraced bodyguard; and Curnden Craw, a grizzled veteran who wants nothing more than for it all to be over already. Over three days, a tremendous battle will take place and, it seems, the only heroes will be the standing stones on the top of the hill in a valley in the middle of nowhere. (ORBIT, Feb., 512 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs