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By Joe Abercrombie

Sour and cruel struggle is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and unsafe and the Union military, cut up by means of politics and hamstrung through incompetence, is completely unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. missing event, education, and every so often even guns the military is scarcely outfitted to repel Bethod's scouts, not to mention the cream of his forces. within the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to attack the town of Dagoska, defended via Inquisitor Glokta. town is braced for the inevitable defeat and bloodbath to return, arrangements are made to make the Gurkish pay for each inch of land . . . yet a plot is festering handy the town to its beseigers with out a struggle, and the former Inquisitor of Dagoska vanished with out hint. Threatened from inside and with out the town, Glokta wishes solutions, and he wishes them quickly. And to the east a small band of malefactors trip to the sting of the realm to reclaim a tool from heritage - a Seed, hidden for generations - with great harmful power. a tool which can positioned a finish to battle, to the military of Eaters within the South, to the invasion of Shanka from the North - yet provided that it may be came upon, and provided that its energy may be managed . . .

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Something made to keep idle fingers busy against boredom. Aaron didn’t seem to notice anything different as he hurried up to the bar. “Mr. ” He waved an empty burlap sack. ” The innkeeper nodded. ” He gestured to Bast, who grabbed the sack and scampered off into the kitchen. ” “Him and me both,” the boy said. “The Orrisons are selling some mutton off in Treya today. ” “Treya,” the innkeeper mused. ” The smith’s prentice carefully set a slim silver bit on the polished mahogany of the bar. “Carter’s hoping to find a replacement for Nelly, too.

Fela started to say something, then looked around nervously and moved closer to me. ” I gave an embarrassed chuckle. “That’s a complicated story,” I said, then changed the subject rather clumsily. ” She rubbed her forehead and gave a frustrated laugh. “I haven’t the slightest idea. ” She looked at me. “What does that mean? ” I admitted I didn’t know, and from there it was a short step to sharing Elodin stories. Fela said a scriv had caught him naked in the Archives. I’d heard that he’d once spent an entire span walking around the University blindfolded.

Numb. Chilly. ” “That’s to be expected. ” Bast smiled at him encouragingly. ” Breakfast came and went. Potatoes, toast, tomatoes, and eggs. Chronicler tucked away a respectable portion and Bast ate enough for three people. Kote puttered about, bringing in more firewood, stoking the oven in preparation for the pies, and jugging up the cooling cider. He was carrying a pair of jugs to the bar when boots sounded on the wooden landing outside the inn, loud as any knocking. A moment later the smith’s prentice burst through the door.

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