5 Very dark, very good.sinuisan | 19/06/2009 | See all sinuisan's reviews (3)Joe Abercrombies books are riddled with humour, violence, sex, anger, and bit more violence. Oh and some supernatural stuff. I cant compare his works to anything else, just becuase he is his own genre in my opinion. Amazingly he even manages to mix some wisdom and philosophy into the books, alongside the dark humour. His first three books are fairly different to this one, though all his books have a similar feel to them. A cripple, a person with a grudge and a viking sort of person with an intresting name who wants to be a better person, but just has a habit of getting people killed.