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The Heroes


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They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the...

  • Author: Joe Abercrombie
  • Book Awards

    Nominated for 1 (1 unique awards)
  • 1 British Fantasy Society

  • Book Award Years
    2012 British Fantasy Society Award Nominated: The Heroes

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    Reviews/Comments On The Heroes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2015-11-02 11:28:42

    Wonderful. Hard to read at times but totally gripping.

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-08-11 10:26:04

    I don't know. It has some great scenes, but the book is too long and pointless. Once you realize nothing is at stake and the story can only end in misery or status quo, it loses all tension, and that was about a fourth of the way in for me.

    It is like that song: "War!! What is it good for?" in a 20 hour remix. It is a pretty awesome song but the message doesn't stay relevant or awesome for 20 hours.

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-08-11 10:27:18

    now with a score

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    By: Nennorwe
    2018-01-30 07:36:48

    Heroes was good, but I thought Best Served Cold was better.

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