Celebrating Joe Abercrombie’s First Law!

sharp ends photoJoin us today as we celebrate Joe Abercrombie’s First Law universe with our #FirstLawDay. Joe Abercrombie returns to the First Law universe tomorrow with the publication of Sharp Ends.

Sharp Ends features a mix of original and reissued short stories collected together for the first time, eight of which are award-winning and previously published, and six brand new. The brand-new shorts will feature some of the most popular characters from the First Law world, including Glokta, Jezal, Logen Ninefingers, Bethod and Monza Murcatto.

You can find links to all our digital events below and follow @gollancz @lordgrimdark for updates on the bookshop events.

Sharp Ends will be available in hardback, eBook and audio download tomorrow.. Pre-order your copy here.

Visit the First Law universe with our interactive map: http://bit.ly/1WQkgC4

Join us on Reddit from 14.30-15.30 GMT for Joe Abercrombie’s AMA. To ask a question and find out more visit: http://bit.ly/1TsDbAb

Whet your appetite for all things First Law with our interview featuring Joe Abercrombie and audio book reader Steven Pacey.


Have you ever wondered which First Law character you’d be? Look no further, we have a completely scientific way to find out, just answer these questions! Tell us your answer in the comments below by 23.59pm on 25.04.16 to enter to win a copy of Sharp Ends and a Sharp Ends T-shirt. Good luck!



  • Erik CV

    Inquisitor Glokta! 🙂 Never woud have thought….

  • Lauren

    Shy South!

  • Andy Aitken

    Logen, but I’ve still got all ten fingers!

  • Soraya

    I am Carlot dan Eider!

  • Charles

    I got Glokta! Apparently I’m a cynical bastard.

    Actually that seems about right.

  • Mark Fairfax

    I’m Logen

  • Syl

    Seems obvious to me
    What better way to kill than from a distance with magic!

  • Martin Cahill

    Oh god, I got Bayaz . . .

  • Alec

    Monza Murcatto. Guess I have to go read your books to find out more. Thanks, Joe.

  • Inquisitor Glokta… not sure I agree though! I’m far too squeamish :p

  • Karen E Dale

    I’m Shy South – happy with that 🙂

  • Andy S

    I got “Inquisitor Glokta.” That’s “Your Eminence” to you!

  • Robert Woolmer

    The Bloody Nine ?

  • Maethona

    Inquisitor Glokta! Got my favorite character. Yes!
    Not quite sure what that says about me though…