The First Law Books in Order, by Joe Abercrombie

The First Law is a dark fantasy series written by Joe Abercrombie set in a world that resembles medieval Europe. The series primarily follows three main characters–Logen Ninefingers, Jezal dan Luthar, and Sand dan Glokta–whose lives intertwine as they become embroiled in political intrigue, war, and the machinations of powerful individuals seeking control over the Union, the dominant political entity. The series is developed around a main trilogy of books.

Here is The First Law Series in Order

The First Law Trilogy

The Blade Itself (2006)
Before They Are Hanged (2007)
Last Argument Of Kings (2008)

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The First Law Universe in Chronological Order

What follows is a chronological reading order for all the novels and short stories connected to the First Law saga.

Made a Monster
A Beautiful Bastard
Small Kindnesses
The Fool Jobs
Skipping Town
The Blade Itself (2006)
Before They Are Hanged (2007)
Hell
Two’s Company
Last Argument Of Kings (2008)
Best Served Cold (2009)*
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Some Desperado
Yesterday, Near a Village Called Barden
The Heroes (2010)*
Three’s a Crowd
Freedom!
Red Country (2012)*
Tough Times All Over
A Little Hatred (2019)**
The Trouble With Peace (2020)**
The Wisdom of Crowds (2021)**
The Great Change (and Other Lies) (2023)**

The short stories are now collected in one volume titled Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law.
*Those books are standalone novels that are part of the First Law World series
**Those books are part of The Age of Madness series, set in the same world, but during an industrial revolution.

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