Review: Last Argument of Kings

Written by Bluejay - 5.0

I loved the first two books of this series and naturally had high expectations for the final one. Abercrombie is brilliant, Last Argument of Kings was as good as I hoped but in a different way than I anticipated.. The tone of the story stays the same, dark and grim and regardless of the fact that it happens in a fantasy world, it has realism in it that made me feel the sword cuts, smell the burning bodies and hear the death cries. Only thing that bothered me slightly was the ending that left too much open. I liked the fact that the door was left ajar for new stories but with some things I would have liked to see less ambiguous endings. (This is the point about which I've seen the most negative opinions) Abercrombie threw traditional fantasy cliches out of the window and made The First Law trilogy a great reading experience.
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About the Book :: Last Argument of Kings

Joe Abercrombie Release date: March 14, 2008
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasydark fantasy + high fantasy

David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2008.

The end is coming.

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 ... (more)

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