The First Law is a fantasy series by British novelist Joe Abercrombie. The series consists of a trilogy as well as related standalone novels set in the same universe. The world is similar to medieval Europe, broken up into three nations – the Union, the Gurkish Empire and the Northmen. The trilogy follows a Union crippled torturer Sand dan Glokta, a self-centered nobleman named Jezal dan Luthar and a Northman barbarian named Logen Ninefingers.

The First Law series began in 2006 with the novel The Blade Itself. The trilogy itself is done, but future novels – set in both the past and the present – are possible. Below is a list of Joe Abercrombie’s First Law books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of First Law Books


The Blade Itself(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before They Are Hanged(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Argument of Kings(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Best Served Cold(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heroes(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Country(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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