You know it, we know it, and thousands of fantasy fans know it: The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie is one epic piece of awesomeness. But when the New York Times tries to appease George R. R. Martin fans by suggesting some winning series to hold them over until The Winds of Winter finally hits shelves and they feature our books first and foremost, we can't help but get a little giddy. Ok, totally giddy because it's the NEW YORK TIMES people! And no we're not lying, here's the article online.
The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and The Last Argument of the Kings are recommended right up front referring to them "gangster fantasy, leavened with plenty of black humor." Yeah, that's a pretty good description!
So who else do they suggest alongside Abercrombie for fans of George R. R. Martin? Scott Lynch, Richard K. Morgan, and Brandon Sanderson. This killer list will also be printed in this Sunday's edition of the New York Times.