The final novel in the First Law Trilogy by New York Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie.
Logen Ninefingers might only have 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. . .
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This is the conclusion to a great trilogy. All of the puzzles laid out in the other two books are brought to a resolution. There is just as much dark humor as the other books, but not too much. After all, this is the story of a Barbarian, a Wizard, a Warrior and a Torturer. As with the first two books the characters are real enough to touch. You are brought into the story with them. You can feel their triumphs and mourn their losses. Also, I cannot say enough about reader, Steven Pacey. Of all the readers that I've heard, he is the best at bringing a book to life. I will always remember his voice for Superior Glokta.
One important note (I don't really call it a negative). All three of the books must be read in order to get the feel for the whole story. No one book can stand without the others. It is truely one great, long tale.
Loved the story from start to finish. Some loose ends have me anxiously waiting for the next trilogy. Hope he doesn't make me wait too long like George RR Martin!
Wraps it all up pointlessly
As much as I enjoyed the first two books, the third may me profoundly wish I had never bothered. Wish I had my money back, wish I had not spent 70+ hours listening through all three books for the resolutions of the different characters and storylines.