Before They Are Hanged

Before They Are Hanged

Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor vanished without a trace? It’s enough to make a torturer want to run – if he could even walk without a stick.

Northmen have spilled over the border of Angland and are spreading fire and death across the frozen country. Crown Prince Ladisla is poised to drive them back and win undying glory. There is only one problem – he commands the worst-armed, worst-trained, worst-led army in the world.

And Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is leading a party of bold adventurers on a perilous mission through the ruins of the past. The most hated woman in the South, the most feared man in the North, and the most selfish boy in the Union make a strange alliance, but a deadly one. They might even stand a chance of saving mankind from the Eaters. If they didn’t hate each other quite so much.

Ancient secrets will be uncovered. Bloody battles will be won and lost. Bitter enemies will be forgiven – but not before they are hanged.

Title:Before They Are Hanged
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780575077881
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  • Petrik

    Before They Are Hanged succeeds over The Blade Itself wonderfully. “We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.”—Heinrich Heine I’ve mentioned in my review of The ...

  • James Tivendale

    "We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged" - Heinrich Heine Before They Are Hanged is Abercrombie's second entry into the twisted and grim world of The First Law. It follows on fr...

  • mark monday

    okay enough with the reviews and comments from folks saying that there aren't any likeable characters in this series! what we have here are: (1) a barbarian with a heart of gold. sure, he can turn int...

  • Edward

    Bloody brilliant. Even more so second time round.Check out my review for this fantastic book on Booknest at: BooknestBefore They Are Hanged was SO GOOD! I really have no idea why it has taken me so lo...

  • Sean Barrs

    Glokta is an excellent torturer. Some would even say the best, but somewhere down his crooked path he made some rather nasty enemies. Such is life......So, as a polite death sentence, he gets sent on ...

  • Celeste

    You can find this review and more at Novel Notions. “We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.” I am astonished by how much I loved this book. I went from thinking that grimda...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    [4.5/5 stars] The first book was good, with flashes of brilliance… this one was better.I’ve heard so much about this series. When talking to normal people (those who don’t read more than just ca...

  • Dan Schwent

    While Superior Glokta holds Dagoska against the Gurkish, Collum West endures untold hardship in the north in the companion of the Prince and Logen's six barbarian friends. Meanwhile, Bayaz, Logen, Lut...

  • Hamad

    This Review ✍️ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷Actual rating: 4.25 Stars “We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.” Before they are Hanged is a continuatio...

  • TS Chan

    This is when I start to bemoan about picking up this trilogy so late. To think that I actually met Abercrombie at WorldCon last year before completing The First Law. It was such a travesty of an oppor...