The narrator is incredible! Minor spoiler alert. I can't stand a story with no transformation or redemption. I'm sick of good fantasy writers having no inkling of wisdom and so never having characters that do either. how can one plausibly live for 1,000 years and still have the maturity of an angsty teenager? bad ending.
Nearly every character you've come to loathe over the past 3 books has some role to play. The grand scheme isn't the best, but it's hardly the point. This is where you finally get the pay off grudges, plots and punishments left undone in book 2. Narration is exceptional.
Great addition to a good series. Many good characters developed well. Excellent fight scenes especially with the bloody nine.
If you're a fan of the darker side of epic fantasy, this series will be a garunteed favorite. Abercrombie masterfully creates a world, not of good and evil, but of necessity and reproduction. Good men become villains, and monsters appear more earnest than their grotesque appearance would suggest in the final notch in the First Law Series.
A very well written almost poetic epic journey. Each verse was timeless and every arch type explored topped with intrigue and unexpected turns. I will most likely read it again and save the passages that are quotable and useful in daily life. Highly recommend!
The story is fantastic (although a little more language then I personally care for). However, not only does the author have an incredible sense of humor lived out through the different characters. The narrator does a beyond amazing job of switching between voices and capturing the essence of what I imagine these characters to sound like. Well done all around!