Joe Abercrombie's THE HEROES

Thanks to Ken for pointing this out. I'm sorry, Joe, but the vagaries of life make it hard for me to check your website every day. . .;-)

So here's the scoop on Abercrombie's forthcoming book, The Heroes, straight from the author himself:

Both because the action centres around a ring of standing stones called the Heroes, and because it's about heroism and that (meant semi-ironically, of course). It mostly takes place over the course of three days, and is the story of a single battle for control of the North. Think Lord of the Rings meets A Bridge Too Far, with a sprinkling of Band of Brothers and Generation Kill. It's about war, you get me? Principally it follows the (mis)adventures of six assorted persons on both sides and different levels of command, whose paths intersect during the course of the battle in various fateful, horrible, wonderful, surprisingly violent, surprisingly unviolent, and hilarious ways. With the Northmen: a veteran losing his nerve who just wants to keep his crew alive, an ex-Prince determined to claw his way back to power by any means necessary, a young lad determined to win a place in the songs for himself. With the Union: A depressive swordsman who used to be the king's bodyguard, a profiteering standard-bearer, and the venomously ambitious daughter of the Marshal in command. But of course a fair few familiar faces show up on both sides...

Head on out to Joe Abercrombie's website for the full story!

Meanwhile, if you haven't read it already, do give Best Served Cold (Canada, USA, Europe) a shot!

1 commentaires:

Evan said...

I hope one of the bodyguards is Bremer dan Gorst