Just finished up Joe Abercrombie's book The Blade Itself ater getting delayed and setting it down for a bit. So no this is not about a miniature. I set it down not because I found it boring, but because I got busy doing other things and finally found some time to actually for a little bit. I normally read lots of books, but lately my time just has been short. I have been looking for something to fill that awful void left between Bernard Cornwall's Saxon stories and George RR Martin's Ice and Fire. And I think I have found that author. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from Logen Ninefingers to Glokta to the Dogman and the crew that he travels with. Very fun and very well done for his first major novel in print.
Redmanphill over at Subject to Stupidity, linked here on my blog, did a much better review than I could do on this book, I recommend you give that a look if you are looking for a good novel to read... http://subjecttostupidity.blogspot.com/2011/03/blade-itself.html
For me I plan to pick up George RR Martin's Dance With Dragons next...I've been waiting a long time for that.