| Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie |
Last week we saw the darn right beautiful cover for Joe Abercrombie’s forthcoming collection of short stories, ‘Sharp Ends’, and this week (hurrah!) Orbit and Mr. Abercrombie have revealed the wonderfully eye-catching US edition. They’re both completely different yet manage to capture the spirit of his writing. I love them both! The US cover, designed by Lauren Panepinto, is incredibly striking and is an edition I would love to have on my shelves… but that UK cover is hard to beat and will remain a definite favourite for some time. Take a look and see what you think.
by Joe Abercrombie
Design by Lauren Panepinto | Map by Tim Paul
Orbit – 26th April 2016
| Synopsis |
The Union army may be full of bastards, but there’s only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.
Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is.
Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.
And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There’s only one obstacle left – his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . . .
Sharp Ends combines previously published, award-winning tales with exclusive new short stories. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the words are as deadly as the weapons in this rogue’s gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the world of the First Law.
| The First Law Covers – Orbit US |
| The First Law – UK vs US |
| UK |
| US |
What do you think of the US cover reveal for Sharp Ends? Which is your favourite?