The Heroes

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Publisher Description

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 northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

THE HEROES

For glory, for victory, for staying alive.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2011
February 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orbit
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Choralriff ,

So good, and you might have noticed…

Really enjoyed this, as I have the other Abercrombie books I’ve read so far. But there’s something about this one I’m surprised hasn’t seemed to come up yet in user reviews. This book is like a sword-fantasy version of Michael Shaara’s novel “The Killer Angels” (and Jeff Shaara’s two books around it) which paints the battle of Gettysburgh from multiple points of view. Not only does Heroes use a similar format about a similar (but fictional) campaign, but Abercrombie actually sneaks in details from the Civil War battle. Notice that it’s North vs. South. One side is called the Union. The maps are depicted in the way Civil War maps are. There are names of officers eerily similar to Civil War leaders (Meed, etc.). Neither side is painted as good or bad, but you find yourself sympathizing with characters on either side. I’m sure there are other details I’ve missed, but it looks to me like Abercrombie was having fun recreating Shaara’s vision of Gettysburg in a sword-fantasy setting. And he did so, I think, with the same degree of brilliance. I loved it.

Arob801 ,

Amazing

My favorite book in one of my all time favorite series.

wildchild2644 ,

When your craving some medieval warfare

Absolutely fantastic writing. Plenty of violence, blood and grit! I highly recommend the audio version. Steven Pacey reads with such vigor and emotion, really makes the story come to life!

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