Ep. 2 – Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself

In this week’s tavern cavort Daniel and Mark are back to follow up their stunning debut, which brought pleasure to very nearly dozens, to tackle Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself.

Despite this book being very popular for its modern take on the genre, we found it problematic, both in the story itself and what it represents moving forward for the fantasy genre. Nonetheless, we did our best to understand the appeal of Abercrombie’s work.

Also Daniel starts to say “the something itself” quite early and doesn’t let up.

This episode contains spoilers.

Links: Outro Song: Northern Boy, Northern Girl

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