This post is part of my 2020 goal to read 25 books.

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

While the world doesn’t feel as large as that of A Song of Ice and Fire’s Westeros, The Blade Itself certainly scratches a similar itch: Magic is real (but hidden), life is grim for nearly everyone involved, and there’s a war brewing. I will be curious to see how the next book goes.

Score: 2/3

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