Joe Abercrombie – Last Argument of Kings

Alright, so everything is going to shit. Excuse my French, but that pretty much puts the synopsis of Joe Abercrombie’s Last Argument of Kings in a nutshell.

Final book of the First Law trilogy, Midderland is at war with the Northmen and the Gurkish, Glokta, Jezal and Logen are right in the middle of it. I’m pointedly leaving out any further plot summary here, because in the end it wouldn’t do anything but spoil it.

Say one thing about Last Argument of Kings, say that it’s a damn good ending for a damn good trilogy. Honestly, I second what everyone else told me by saying Gods, what a depressing ending. But still, it’s awesome! I don’t think I’ve read anything in a while whose ending was in any way comparable to what we get in Last Argument of Kings. In the end, Joe proves to be absolutely ruthless with his characters, but honestly, what do we expect? After all The First Law trilogy has been a rather unusual fantasy series altogether, but the ending tops what we’ve seen before. I don’t think I exaggerate when I’m saying that book three is definitely the best of the trilogy and more than delivers.

Oh and one more piece of advice, you might not want to read this book in a place where you have to be quiet. It’s one of those books that make you laugh and giggle rather hysterically 8)

Awesome work 😀


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