That Joe Abercrombie writes some of the best anti-heroes EVER! I just finished The Blade Itself and it was amazing! It was dark and fun and violent, all the things that I love in a fantasy novel. I might write a review at some point, but today I’m just post a few of my favorite quotes from the book.
“It was like staring at a whitewashed wall, but without all the emotion.” – Glotka
“If you mean to kill, you’re better getting right to it than talking about it. Talk only makes the other man ready, and that’s the last thing you want.” – Logen Ninefingers
“But some things have to be done. It’s better to do them, than to live with the fear of them.” – Logen Ninefingers
Yulwei: Walk in god’s footsteps, Ferro Maljinn.
Ferro: Huh. They have no god here.
Yulwei: Say rather that they have many.
Yulwei: Had you not noticed? Here each man worships himself.
“Damn foolish, how he never learned to stop hoping.” – about Logen Ninefingers
“But who needs taste when you have money?” – Glotka
“Apart from the jaw, of course, and the money and the clothes, what was there to like?” – Jezal, thinking about himself.
“His fingers were shaking all the while, but that didn’t matter. They’d work alright when they needed to.” – about The Dogman.