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Last Argument of Kings

Last Argument of Kings

(Book #3 in The First Law Trilogy series)

$19.99

Book Overview: Last Argument of Kings

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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"Bloody and relentless."-- George R. R. Martin on Best Served Cold

"Bold and authentically original."-- Jeff VanderMeer

"Abercrombie has written the finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory. He's one writer that no one should miss."-- Junot Diaz

"If you're fond of bloodless, turgid fantasy with characters as thin as newspaper and as boring as plaster saints, Joe Abercrombie is really going to ruin your day. A long career for this guy would be a gift to our genre."-- Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

"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)

Joe Abercrombie is celebrated as one of the most prominent names in contemporary fantasy fiction, hailing from Lancaster, England. Predominantly known for his gritty and darkly humorous approach, Abercrombie skillfully weaves complex narratives that breathe life into compelling characters. With a degree in Psychology from Manchester University and a stint in the digital film industry, he applies his honed understanding of human nature and visual storytelling to his works, resulting in vivid and relatable worlds filled with immersive conflict. Abercrombie debuted as an author with "The Blade Itself," the first volume in the lauded First Law Trilogy. The series has since expanded to include standalone novels and short stories, with a total of over two million copies sold worldwide. Notably, his novel "Half a King" won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book, showcasing the expansive range of his writing prowess. Each piece Abercrombie crafts remains critically acclaimed for its innovative blend of fantasy and realism, highlighting his ability to make readers question established notions about heroes, villains, and moral ambiguity. Despite his painted worlds of ruthless battles and political intrigue, Abercrombie maintains a life far removed from his grim fantasy settings. Residing peacefully in Bath, England, with his wife and three children, Joe continues to create works that push the boundaries of fantasy literature. His influence in the genre remains significant, with fans and peers alike recognizing him as an unparalleled master in storytelling. The high regard for his work in the literary world proves his standing as a commanding figure in the contemporary fantasy scene.

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