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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Abercrombie Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The First Law Trilogy Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781478907831
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The final novel in the First Law Trilogy by New York Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie.

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 of war, a secret struggle in which no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. As his days with a sword are far behind him, it’s fortunate that he’s deadly with his remaining weapons: blackmail, threats, and torture.

Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is too painful an undertaking 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.

The king of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt, and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No one believes that the shadow of war is about to fall across the heart of the Union. Only the First of the Magi can save the world, but there are risks. There is no risk more terrible than to break the First Law.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Pointed, driven, and sharp. Locus on Red Country
  • Magnificent, richly entertaining Time on The Heroes
  • Imagine The Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa. Lev Grossman, Wall Street Journal on The Heroes
  • [Abercrombie has] begun breaking his own rules. And succeeding wildly at it. ... [R]arely has Abercrombie had so much fun while rollicking through his colorful cast's foibles and witty dialogue - and rarely has he dished out so much straight-for-the-heart poignancy. The A.V. Club
  • New, fresh, and exciting. The Independent (UK)
  • Exhilarating... Abercrombie's knack for wit and grit holds your attention throughout, and his eye for character means that there's heart as well as muscle. SFX (UK)
  • “The sword & sorcery trilogy that began with The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged comes to a violent, sardonic, and brilliant conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “You should always end with the best…Last Argument of Kings is the textbook example of this theory in practice. The third in Joe Abercrombie’s debut fantasy series…[features] wry dialogue and tough, interweaving plot lines.”

    SFX

Listener Opinions

  • 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Dylon | 6/28/2017

    " the first law trilogy is one of the best series in fantasy...abercrombie is a true master with unforgettable characters like nine fingers san dan glotka...black dow...Ferro...the talkative navigator and so on...it is really a great trilogy for all of my game of throne fans who need a new series to read...masterful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena | 2/13/2014

    " I ripped through the first two books in this series months ago, but delayed reading the conclusion...not because I thought it wouldn't be good, but because I knew it would be DEVASTATINGLY good (emphasis on the devastating), and I had to psych myself up to find out what happened to everyone. I was not wrong. The last book in the series was fantastic, and also exceedingly bleak. And there's nothing I would change about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 2/10/2014

    " Disappointing ending to an otherwise enjoyable series. I really felt at the end " why did I read this. Nothing at all changed" the status quo was exactly the same at the end as the beginning. Some may enjoy the symmetry. I found it utterly unsatisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek | 2/6/2014

    " An excellent end to the series. There was enough resolution to satisfy all the loose threads left hanging, but enough open-endedness in a couple of areas where there were clearly a couple of openings left for future stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 1/28/2014

    " No spoiler alerts here, so no worries there. I honestly finished the series feeling very much like it was rapidly wrapped up and manufactured to have an ending with a forced plot twist (or twists). The direction the characters took and the overall ending was inconsistent with the way they were written to beging with. I honestly felt completely unsatisfied with its completion and how unbelievable the motivations and actions and honestly down right bipolar personality shifts some of the characters seem to exhibit. It was as if they were totally different people. The author has real talent but the ending was awful...honestly. Trying to do this with no spoilers but had to share. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaustubh Dudhane | 1/26/2014

    " I dont understand why his books are not sold in India!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonny | 1/20/2014

    " Really great series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 1/20/2014

    " For God's sake, if you ever want to write a book where the overall thesis is "people and times don't ever really change" that's great, but could you NOT write an entire trilogy about it? Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mcgob | 11/16/2013

    " Good lord, these books are violent. Mostly fun, though perhaps a little too derivative to get 5 stars... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 11/5/2013

    " Not a fan of the ending... think we deserve a 4th to fight an epic battle against you know who! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra Meyer | 10/5/2013

    " same as the last 3 with the profanity sometimes I think he gets a bit carried away with it would be an excellent writer if he cleaned it up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Howe | 8/8/2013

    " Good book and fun, but it seems to meander a little compared to the two first books. All in all, a very satisfying set of books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 8/4/2013

    " Totally discouraging ending. What is the message here? That the world is controlled by rich people with money, and nothing will ever change that? Not a message I need or want to have beaten over my head for three books, no thank you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse VanDeWalker | 7/23/2013

    " Caps off the dirty, bloody, muddy introductory trilogy. If you haven't read the other two, you won't be reading this one. Yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 4/29/2013

    " Great trilogy of books. Really tells a full story. Long live Logen Ninefingers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 11/30/2012

    " A great story. The ending to me left a little to be desired but I still enjoyed the series. I will definitely be reading more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tory | 8/5/2012

    " One of the best endings to a trilogy that I can remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna | 4/24/2012

    " Great book and a very entertaining one. Just one thing, Bayaz needs to die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Namadan | 2/25/2012

    " Wow!! Definitely the best of the first law trilogy. The 2nd half went off the rails and tied up a lot of loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 9/7/2011

    " Outstanding series. Looking to fill the void after Wheel of Time ended and while waiting for the next Song of Fire and Ice novel, and this series fit the bill perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberto | 8/28/2011

    " I need a little more time to write a real review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Arn | 8/10/2011

    " Fantastic ending to the trilogy. Very 'Realistic' with no one getting away clean if you catch my drift. All Abercrombies characters have been flawed which was why I liked this series, they end flawed as well. No redemption comes without a price. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Oliviero | 7/20/2011

    " Bleak and twisted ending, but with more than a touch of black humour about it. Best denoument I've read in a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Webster | 5/26/2011

    " Overall a very good book. However, a few strings I thought were tied up in a way that was a little unsatisfying - but the ultimate ending is perfect. Abercrombie has a way of taking something that would ordinarily be trite or cliche and absolutely turning it on its head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luka | 5/24/2011

    " The best fantasy saga I read in a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 5/2/2011

    " Really liked it. The entire series had an incredibly interesting (if not frustrating) premise. I found myself rooting for and against the same characters at different parts of the series. All in all a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/26/2011

    " A powerful, if extremely bleak and cynical, ending to Abercrombie's excellent fantasy trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleksander | 4/17/2011

    " Brilliant story, amazing characters! I'm gonna miss them all. Want to read more about them: Logen and Glokta, as well as Jezal, Dogman and Ferro. This triology was a great and a very enjoyable read! Loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 4/10/2011

    " Terrible end to a great series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 3/30/2011

    " So satisfying. I adore Abercrombie's brutal storytelling. I cared about the characters, but I cared way more about the intersection of knives, fists and flesh--although the toughest scenes are actually the mental challenges. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/19/2011

    " (Spoilers) Didn't to have kill the main characters just for the sake of killin them ....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg R | 3/15/2011

    " Gregg R Wexler found this book to be helpful. "

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About the Author
Author Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full-time writer and freelance film editor who lives in Bath, England, with his wife and three children.

About the Narrator

Steven Pacey’s extensive work in the West End includes the role of Alec in Dolly West’s Kitchen, Stanley in The Birthday Party, Hamish in Things We Do for Love, and Bertie Wooster in By Jeeves—for which he earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was also directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of Celebration and The Room. Pacey has appeared in numerous television roles, including Tarrant in Blake’s 7, and has made over three hundred radio broadcasts.