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Publisher Description

'Delightfully twisted and evil' GUARDIAN

'Highly recommended ... seek it out' Joe Hill

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.

Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed . . .

. . . especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult . . .

Read by Steven Pacey

(p) 2010 Orion Publishing Group

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Steven Pacey
hr min
3 June

Customer Reviews

owen_87 ,

One of the best fantasy books I have read

A brilliant book brilliantly narrated. I have read this before years ago and forgot how good it was, the narrator has a wide range of impersonations to really bring each character to life

grimwar85 ,

Brilliant slow burner

Overcomes a slow start to be absolutely riveting. Despite it being a mammoth listen I am diving straight into the next book.

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