Abercrombie short story collection to Gollancz

Abercrombie short story collection to Gollancz

Gollancz is to publish a collection of short stories by Joe Abercrombie, featuring characters from his First Law world.

Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy consists of The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings, and he also has three stand-alone novels also set in the First Law world (all Gollancz).

The short stories will be a mix of original and reissued short stories collected together for the first time.

Abercrombie said: “I’m very pleased that some widely scattered shorts are going to be brought together in one volume along with some new stories about old friends and enemies, filling in some blanks in the map of the First Law world and offering some different perspectives on key events. I hope readers will have as much fun revisiting some of these much-loved - and much-hated - characters as I have."

Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law will be released on 21st April 2016 as an £18.99 hardback and £9.99 e-book. Orbit will release in the US on the same date.