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A Little Hatred
- Written by: Joe Abercrombie
- Narrated by: Steven Pacey
- Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments. Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.
found my new favorite author <br />
- By Anonymous User on 2019-10-28
Same old brilliance..
I imagine Abercrombie's writing isn't for everyone. It is very much NSFW, graphic, with loads of rather detailed violence and sex and it lacks the genre's typical morally upstanding heros. But if that doesn't bother you, it is also absolutely brilliant, at times funny, at times loaded with suspense and drama and it is about as good as adult fantasy gets.
Steven Pacey's narration style is also perfectly suited for it.
Note that although this may be the first book in a new series, it does take place in the world of the First Law Series of books and characters he used in those appear; some are part of the story, older of course, and some simply are there as legends. You don't need to have read, or listened to, those previous books to enjoy A Little Hatred but I would suggest it.
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