Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie finishes off The First Law trilogy as warring kingdoms try to save humanity from the shared threat of the eaters.
What I liked ✅ THE CHARACTERS — total bastards that grow on you, surprise you, and betray you
✅ on a micro and macro level, the writing is perfect; action scenes are perfectly written, the plot is well-paced
✅ the ending is nothing like what I wanted but everything which the characters deserved; a bitter happy ending
✅ Abercrombie subverts the reader's (and genre) expectations at every turn
✅ filled with mayhem, madness, magic, death
What I didn't like ✖ if you hate ambiguous characters lacking sympathy, morally-grey situations, plot-driven story and realistic endings, you won't like this book
Verdict: RECOMMENDED ✅
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