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    Ravells, if you haven't started on it yet, please read the other three first ... it is a stand alone book, but it gets a little better by having read the others since a couple of characters show up again... and there is a plot spoiler or two..
    That being said - yes, beautiful map indeed - but he only uses it on the cover - why not use it on a spread in the book also so we can enjoy it without swords and coins and blood
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    Too late, I'm 3/4 of the way through. In the version of the book I have there is a zoomed in part of the map at the start of each chapter showing the city the characters are in at the time and the surrounds, but there is no 'full map' in the book.

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    yep, the same one I got - the hardcover ... well, forget everything I said about spoilers.. no spoilers at all...
    And if you like it, you'll definitly like the trilogy (and some things will make much more sense too) - it has just as much violence, but no sex
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    Yep, Joe Abercrombie is right up there on my 'favorite new authors' list. As far as the map, what I did was go to his blog and print out that full-size version of the map he's got posted there, and pasted it on the inside cover of the book.

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    Never read any of it but might check it out now. And while I don't care if there is a map or not it is NEVER a bad idea to have one. I imagine any author trying to pawn a story that was written without a map will say maps are unnecessary most likely because of the extra work it would take for them to make the story work since they didn't use a map in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    As far as the map, what I did was go to his blog and print out that full-size version of the map he's got posted there, and pasted it on the inside cover of the book.
    That's good thinking
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    So i know this is a kind of thread necromancy but as i have taken up his books again, i was wondering if some of you couldn't be convinced to take on a "who makes the best First Law map" challenge. What do you say, fellow Abercrombie readers?
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    No takers? Too bad

    Maybe we could even contact Joe after the winner is chosen and maybe he would take up the map for his upcoming books (or work with the cartographer to realize his vision of the map). I mean Ravells has a map in one of Richard Morgan's books...so why not another guilder's map in Joe's books?!
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    Hi Eilathen, there is an official map for Abercrombie's 'best served cold' world; it's on the cover of the hardback: see post 9 above.

    I'm sure there must be other books that might need one.

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    That is only the island (continent?) of Stygia, not of the world. So all the places of the first trilogy are not on this map. I still think this world needs a map... badly (because it is so good, of course).
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