Last Argument Of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument Of Kings (First Law Trilogy, #3) (World of the First Law, #3)

by Joe Abercrombie

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 past 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. His days with a sword are far behind him. It's a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough.

Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, 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. While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks.

There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law...

Reviewed by ross91 on

4 of 5 stars

I'm glad I finished this series. It's been 3 years since I started it and it's about time I finally read the third book.
I think Joe Abercrombie is a very intelligent and educated writer. You can really see all the subtle literary references that he uses throughout the story. I also loved the fact that there is no hero or villain, no right or wrong, everybody is despicable and everything is meaningless.
I really enjoyed reading the series, even though it's not one of my favorites... too grim for my taste.

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