Before They Are Hanged

Before They Are Hanged

Illustration By Alexander Preuss

Dust Jacket and interior Illustrations by Alexander Preuss

Straight from Joe Abercrombie’s website:

“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.” 
—Heinrich Heine

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.

As with our limited edition of The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged will feature a full color dust jacket and interior illustrations by Alexander Preuss.

Limited: 500 numbered copies, hardcover, signed by the author
Lettered: 26 copies, bound in leather, signed by author, housed in a custom traycase

Alexander Preuss
Joe Abercrombie
552 pages
United States