So if you liked the first two, chances are very good that you'll enjoy this as well.
If you enjoyed The First Law Trilogy as much as I did, you'll also get a kick out of Abercrombie's stand alone novel, Best Served Cold.
While I did miss a little of the Dark Carnival of Necromancer, Cabal's foray (mostly) out of the arcane and into international intrigue was just as entertaining.
The quality of writing has improved greatly. Although I enjoyed Necromancer, I found it a bit episodic. The storytelling in Detective is much tighter and the author does just a great job ending this book. The epilogue alone is nearly worth the price of admission.
If you read the first and liked it, enjoy anti-heroes (consider a sociopathic Allan Quatermain), or have an appreciation for a dry sense of humor, I absolutely recommend this book.
A great revenge story, full of memorable and fleshed out characters and more than a few laughs if you get dark humor.
The reader has an excellent voice and does a solid job giving each character a different tone. I'd like very much to be able to listen to the other Abercrombie books from the First Law Trilogy.
Glad I purchased, I expect that this will be listened to more than once and at over 27hrs it is well worth a single credit.
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