There’s an interview with yours truly over at Aidan Moher’s blog A Dribble of Ink, where we discuss such matters as: how I got into this crazy game, characters, worldbuilding and so on. I advise you to take a look because it is a hoot.
“Abercrombie has written a wickedly clever novel, with a biting sense of humour rarely found in the over-serious Fantasy genre, but does so with a subtle hand and a flair for the macabre that can’t be ignored.”
“As with the first novel, Abercrombie’s characterization is top notch. As we spend more and more time with characters such as Logen Ninefingers, Sand dan Glokta and Jezal dan Luthar we find ever more intriguing facets to their personality … I felt closer to some of Abercrombie’s characters than I ever have before in reading a novel.”
Which obviously warmed me to my very nethers. He did have some trifling concerns over the pace and plotting, but we’ll just pretend that never happened, eh?