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!
I liked it better than game of thrones. Game of thrones kind of drags on with big parts in between while this keeps you interested the whole time. This one has a good conclusion and answers all your questions. It was a good book and series.
One of the greatest tales ever told. Characters are lovable and lasting. At the end of the story you are left wanting more. Wanting to hear what became of these epic pillars of virtue and morality.
A well conceived dark fantasy with well developed characters, griping action and laugh out loud humor read with superb well acted narration.
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This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far. Fantastic pacing and nail biting action throughout!
This one ties up all the loose ends to the story in a fantastic manner. Everything changes in a calculated manner. No deus ex machina here. Just fantastic plot twists and solutions to these twists that spring up from believable and satisfying sources!
There are so many fantastic scenes: The battle between the feared and the bloody nine, The battle for the seed in the tower of the maker, The final, long battle against the invading Gurkish. Just fantastic!
This book has some seriously funny parts that make you laugh out loud. There are also some bits that make you cringe, but what would you expect where one of the characters is a torturer.
This is a fantastic finale to a fantastic trilogy. I look forward to reading the other Abercrombie stories in this universe!
My beautiful baby girl Suri spends a great deal of time listening to Sci Fi & fantasy classics, historical fiction, and everything else!
Amazing story, absolute mastery if characters by both the author and the narrator...A trilogy so complex with such basic themes bestowed....all is grey, heroes and villains are exacerbated, but in this trilogy everyone is flawed to the core, it is up to us to determine pop rotagonists and antagonist. My analysis of such would surprise the lot of you. Don't pass on this trilogy, it's a master work.
I greatly enjoyed the book and performance overall but my favorite part of the series is how you can both like and despise the characters. I grinned everytime I heard "You can say one thing about Logan Nine Fingers" or "Why do I do this?" also loved how it ended.
I enjoyed the listen a great deal, the high climax of the siege of the union was exciting and well written. The characters change and come around to new roles, some good some bad. Parts are equaly riveting and laugh out loud funny, while others are depressing and tie your stomach in knots.
This series of books should have had a better ending. I am not saying I wanted everything to wind up sunshine and daisies, as is said often in the books "people dont often get what they deserve", but a more developed conclusion would have been nice. The ending felt forced, terse and blunt. Its much like listening for 60hrs to the story and then in the last two sentences saying "and then it all went to sh!t. The end."