Tough Times All Over

RoguesTough Times All Over by Joe Abercrombie
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Sipani is a place of mazelike streets full of foolish nobles and streetwise commoners, amongst the latter are numerous thieves getting their hands on a mystery item that everyone wants but can’t seem to keep their hands on. Abercrombie uses the collections’ title to full advantage as the story shift from one different rogue to another throughout whenever they have a mysterious package in their possession. The large cast of characters range in age, gender, race, and use of magic if any with action from beginning to end and exposition mixed in results in an great opening story to the collection as a whole.

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2 thoughts on “Tough Times All Over

  1. I liked this story much more than i thought! Abercrombie is by far no favourite of mine – i tried ‘The Blade Itself’ but didn’t even finish. This short story though was a lot of fun! I got through it quickly and found it really well written

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    • I enjoyed The First Law trilogy and I read the first book of the Shattered Sea trilogy (I got it free) enjoying that too. So I had high hopes with this story then I realized it was set in FL and it just delivered.

      Abercrombie might be one of those writers in which people either like or dislike his longer works, but equally enjoy his short pieces. But I haven’t done any research…I’m too busy reading books 😉

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