The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie
Let’s be honest, nothing of much consequence happens in this book. I hate when authors write trilogies that are meant to be read as one giant epic. The Blade Itself has no story of its own, no plot, no climax. What it has is a bunch of admittedly unique but largely uninteresting characters all running about doing their own thing for no particular reason. Many of them are slowly brought...