The final novel in the First Law Trilogy by New York Times best seller Joe Abercrombie.
Logen Ninefingers might have only one more fight in him - but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the king of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy: It's time for the Bloody-Nine to come home.
With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no one is safe and no one can be trusted. As his days with a sword are far behind him, it's fortunate that he's deadly with his remaining weapons: blackmail, threats, and torture.
Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is too painful an undertaking and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too - and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it.
The king of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt, and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No one believes that the shadow of war is about to fall across the heart of the Union. Only the First of the Magi can save the world, but there are risks. There is no risk more terrible than to break the First Law....
©2015 Joe Abercrombie (P)2015 Hachette Audio
"Exhilarating.... Abercrombie's knack for wit and grit holds your attention throughout, and his eye for character means that there's heart as well as muscle." [SFX (UK)]
Tough to get 70 hours in only to have all your hopes dissappointed. I get the whole, "don't give the reader the happy ending they've been trained to expect" thing, but exercise that authorial discretion earlier or in a shorter novel.
I listened to all three books. Terrific performance. Great characters, plot, sub plots. The fighting scenes were wonderful. After a bit some things became repetitive. The killer for me was the ending. It left me empty and unfulfilled.
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The series has great characters and superb story telling. The pacing well ok but it feels like this book just ran out of steam half way through. I am glad it is the end of this series since it felt like it should just end with the plot becoming pointless and no direction or finality at the end of this book.
With the next book Heroes, which i have already listened to, a new chapter in the story is created breathing life into this epic story.
Not looking for a happy ending but would like some closure. First time listening to this author and read comments on ending after the fact. lots of agreement. Maybe there is more to come but do not call it a trilogy!
character development completely stopped and reversed course from second book. it was like a different author wrote this book from the first two. the bloody nine only goes crazy and kills people for shock value and this has to be the worst ending to a book or series I have ever seen. so many loose threads that you would need another trilogy to end them all. horrible waste of my money and 60+ hours of my time.
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