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The First Law is a fanstasy series composed of a trilogy and three stand-alone novels set in the same world, written by British novelist Joe Abercrombie. He is actively working on a new trilogy, and targetting September 2019 for publication of the first book, A Little Hatred.



A man can forgive all manner of faults in beautiful women that in ugly men he find entirely beyond sufferance

–Nicomo Cosca, Best Served Cold


Arch Lector Sult is the ruthless head of the King's Inquisition, and one of the most powerful men in The Union. He always wears an immaculate long white robes with a high collar, white gloves, and a ring with a huge purple stone. The Arch Lector despises commoners, and is fanatically devoted to maintaining what he sees as the natural order with the nobility on top, and is furious that common peasants have the cheek to demand any sort of rights. He loathes the merchant class in particular, like the Guild of Mercers, seeing commoners getting rich and challenging the nobles. This leads to a bitter rivalry with his colleague on the Closed Council, High Justice Marovia, a champion of the common man. They lead competing factions on the Closed Council that viciously fight over every subject, no matter how small.

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Joe Abercrombie is the author of the fantasy series The First Law. He was born and raised in Lancaster, England, and has worked as a freelance film editor.


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