The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

A barbarian warrior weary from constant battles and blood-feuds, all to aware that his luck is running out and that his next battle may be his last.

A dashing young soldier as handsome as he is skilled with a sword and as perfect a paragon of selfishness as this world has ever seen.

A torturer crippled in body and scarred in soul, but with a mind still as sharp as the instruments of torture he uses.

An escaped slave determined to let nothing stand in the way of the vengeance she believes she deserves.

The man who has brought them together, someone who may be a living legend or may be the biggest fraud of all time.