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From the New York Times best-selling author of A Little Hatred comes a stunning fantasy novel that finds the world in an unstoppable revolution where heroes have nothing left to lose as darkness and destruction overtake everything.

Chaos. Fury. Destruction.

The Great Change is upon us....

Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: The Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of crowds.

With nothing left to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new age, while Citizeness Savine must turn her talents from profit to survival before she can claw her way to redemption. Orso will find that when the world is turned upside down, no one is lower than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and her fragile Protectorate are running out of allies...while Black Calder gathers his forces and plots his vengeance.

The banks have fallen, the sun of the Union has been torn down, and in the darkness behind the scenes, the threads of the Weaver's ruthless plan are slowly being drawn together....

"A master of his craft." (Forbes)

"No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie." (Pierce Brown)

©2021 Joe Abercrombie (P)2021 Orbit

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Marvelous

Joe Abercrombie is a master weaver of worlds. I am stunned. I have started this trilogy again and will most likely return to the beginning and get on the ride again; there are so many things I took for granted early on. The details I thought I knew and forgot. The characters are unforgettable. I couldn’t count the days of entertainment this series & Joe Abercrombie have gifted to me,. Thanks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️As a fan I feel privileged that the supremely talented Steven Pacey has added a 2D like affect to each line from the first word of audio First Law. It’s a long journey with extremely unexpected highs / lows & things you can’t take back. As the Author didn’t disappoint neither did the narrator. I appreciation each time I knew the character like a long lost friend. Speaking just out of sight. 👍🏽nice!

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Holy Shit

Holy Shit. I mean. True masterclass by both the author and narrator. What a trilogy.

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what a day?

this book is what i have needed. it was wonderful. full of great quotes and one liners. i really love joe's style of writing and it shows here. the time waited for this was well worth it.

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Simply incredible!

Joe Abercrombie is at the top of his game, this trilogy has surpassed what he’s written so far, but now he took the chances no other author has taken recently. Its not only talent but also bravery, and for that I applaud him. Thank you for saying what had to be said.

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Wowsers

By Juvens, that was a good listen. Abercrombie at his best, and Pacey as spell binding as always.

If you felt the pace of the previous books in The Age of Madness was a little slow, The Wisdom of Crowds more than makes up for it. I was expecting an epic conclusion and wasn't disappointed.

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say one thing for this book....

say it's really really really good! I hope there's more!

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Solid First Law book

As always, Steven Pacey is a legend in these books, and he does it again

Loved the writing, Joe's grim yet funny as hell, I think it's only gotten better with every book and I laughed a lot in this one


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The only gripe I have is that I felt the story was a little predictable in regards to Rikke, but it was still one hell of a ride

It stung, felt like I should've cried, all the terrible and fantastic human moments and I laughed all the way through them

fully recommend

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Disappointed beyond words

I had such high hopes for this entry having read all of the other books in the universe , this book was the worst by a long shot , butchered story,butchered characters ,glairing plot holes.
This doesn't feel at all like the final book of a trilogy but more like a stepping stone towards the next one.
I took 2 days off to actually finish the book in one go , and never have i been so disappointed.
This book just pulled a game of thrones final season , with the whole "subvert expectation' thing pushed to new predictable heights.
I really wanted to enjoy this book but found myself forcing myself to finish it .

Honestly i'd recommend reading a summary of it rather than actually going through the whole thing , as most of the subtleties and charm of his previous work vanished from this one.

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Joe Abercrombie leads this genre

This series got me into fantasy/grim dark and I’ve never looked back. Get this book! Characters are witty, battles are gory, the twists keep coming. Just. Wow. This 3rd in the series is amazing in every detail measured.