THE FIRST LAW trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece, now available in a stunning box set. It's a perfect gift for fans of A GAME OF THRONES; a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie; and a great way for new readers to discover one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy trilogies of the past decade.
Great stories, but the author needed this
Fortunately I read some of Joe’s other writings before working my way through this series. And yes, I did ‘work’ my way through. Joe was in desperate need of an editor, especially in the first book of the series. There was so much unneeded detail in the beginning that does absolutely nothing to move the story along or build a character. And while I understand why the author started off the series with the character he chose, I still would have started somewhere else to pull the reader into the story much faster.
Even with this pointed criticism, the story arches are interesting and the characters are relatable and believable. There are enough plot twists to keep you interested without being ridiculous like GoTs. Ultimately I found this very entertaining, reaching for the next book at the end.
I thoroughly enjoy these books.
Loved the action and pacing
A fantastic adventure with twists and turns; characters you hate become ones you love and ones you like, well you have to be realistic about these things. This was a great read, times where I couldn’t put it down because I had to find out what happens next!