This book was amazing. I love the dialogue and the thoughts the characters struggle with. It was gritty and it makes you smile and laugh. It provokes thoughts and meaningful understanding. However you should read all the prior First Law books first. They all build on each other very well.
Familiar characters and new in a story that will suck you in. Only problem I have is that I finished it and was left wanting more.
Joe Abercrombie has really created something special with the First Law. I've never enjoyed another series as much. Hope one day he'll write another.
the western style works well with Joe Abercrombie unforgiving narratives. if you like abercrombie's style of Storytelling, you will probably like this book. I would venture to say it is the best First Law book so far, even better than the original trilogy.
Abercrombie and Pacey are some of the best at what they do. If your wondering if this is worth your time/money, don't. this is a great story and Pacey is the King of Voices. I would recommend reading The First Law Trilogy if you haven't though, it's not necessary but I promise that you will enjoy this one more afterwards. everything Abercrombie writes is gold.
Love books of all kind, especially well developed characters.
I loved the flawed characters and love the fact that characters from the other books in this book. Seeing the characters aged, as we all do, and what they have gained through their life experience. Some have grown, like Lamb/9 Fingers, in their prospect about themselves and life. Nicomo Cosca, he only becomes worse. But I love Nicomi. He provides great humour with his comments on life and reactions.
I like the way Joe Abercrombie writes his characters as they make the story and build the interest in the story . The characters give the colour to the story line. The more real the character the more interesting the story for me.
I totally enjoy Steven Pacey's narration. I am glad the latest Joe Abercrombie's books are being narrated by Pacey.
Abercrombie and Pacey-
I wish the two of you could produce content together as fast as I can listen to it. Brilliant, poignant, caustic, rhetorically skilled writing. A voice so diverse I could swear it was performed by a cast of hundreds. If you like interesting characters who do interesting things and who have interesting insights into themselves and their world, then listen to this book. And if you want to catch up on old, nine fingered friends, you might fancy this one as well. Thank you, Mr. Abercrombie, for making me laugh, making me think, making me worry, and even making a grown man shed a tear for what feels like the tortured life of an old, if fictional, friend.
With literary love,
I'm a truck driver and I can't sit down and read like I used to. I love how gritty Joe Abercrombie's books are. it really satisfies the adult fantasy fan in me. Pacey brings life to the characters just like I was reading the book myself.