They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.
For glory, for victory, for staying alive.
First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold
©2011 Joe Abercrombie (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa." (Wall Street Journal)
"Magnificent, richly entertaining." (Time)
"Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war, nor the tribulations that turn ordinary people into the titular heroes." (Publishers Weekly)
Narrator is great!
I can't express just how good this narrator is. Abercromie's writing style and imagination are always top notch but IMO the way that Steven Pacey is able to give each character their own very unique voice and personality is truly amazing. I really wish that all of GRR Martin's books could be re-recorded with Pacey as the narrator.
This could be the best audiobook I've ever listen to. The story is amazing, the characters complex Bruegel and hilarious, and the story exceptional. This is a must read.
It's the least good installment of a brilliant series. If you love Abercrombie and these characters it's a must read, but don't expect it to be as compelling as the previous books and you won't be disappointed.
The performance, as always, is flawless.
Just too much fighting, would have liked more plot. Abercrombie is best with his characters but there could have been more than just the battle.
I love how the characters all have natural reactions to the events. They feel real, the fights feel real. Battle descriptions are excellent.
Pacey is top notch. One of the best voices I have heard on Audible.
Abercrombie keeps me coming back for more with his hard-edged, morally questionable characters, and epic fantasy.
He is in my top five without question.
if you enjoyed the blade itself series you should definitely read this book. His characters make his stories, here you will find some old and some new, but all are great.
It stands alone as a great story. You can't compare it to another book or style or author. Everyone's a hero but everyone's a villain. Descriptive and deeply intense in character development you get all the action without losing the people doing the fighting.
Report Inappropriate Content