This standalone novel from fantasy author Abercrombie takes a grunts-eye-view of three days of battle in a fantasy world. The well-organized Union squares off against the rough and tumble skirmishers of the North, centered around a Stonehenge-like structure called "The Heroes." Abercrombie delivers a dark yet brilliant novel, full of memorable characters on both sides who rise and fall with the tides of war. Fans of gritty fantasy or historical fiction will find much to love here. Highly recommended.