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PROVENANCE

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“There were unexpected difficulties,” said the dark gray blur. That blur sat in a pale blue cushioned chair, no more than a meter away from where Ingray herself sat, facing, in an identical chair.

Or apparently so, anyway. Ingray …

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Joe Abercrombie on BEST SERVED COLD

Did you find the experience of writing BEST SERVED COLD, a standalone novel, to be more challenging than writing the First Law Trilogy?

I did find it more challenging, I think mostly because I’d had the ideas and characters …

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THE REMAINING: ALLEGIANCE

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Frost had covered everything. It crunched under Lee’s feet as he made his way steadily through the woods. He wore his parka, zipped all the way up and the hood pulled over his head. A shemagh was around …

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GEARS OF WAR: THE SLAB

CHAPTER 1

We’re surrounded on land and we’ve got our backs to the sea. We might as well be on an island.

(Lieutenant Meredith, Hammer of Dawn fire support team, assessing the situation in Ephyra, last defended area of the …

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An extract from THE DEED OF PAKSENARRION

 PROLOGUE

 In a sheepfarmer’s low stone house, high in the hills above Three Firs, two swords hang now above the mantelpiece. One is very old and slightly bent, a sword more iron than steel, dark as a pot: forged, so …

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GARDEN OF DREAMS AND DESIRES

Chapter One

Kindness is often mistaken for weakness. This is not a mistake your enemies should make twice.

— Elektos Codex 9.2.10

New Orleans, Louisiana, 2068

One witch to rule them all.

Giselle almost laughed out loud at the cleverness …

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COLD MAGIC

The history of the world begins in ice, and it will end in ice.

Or at least, that’s how the dawn chill felt in the bedchamber as I shrugged out from beneath the cozy feather comforter under which my cousin …

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