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Last Argument of Kings
Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie
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... First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
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Nessavamusic
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A fantastic, brutal, epic conclusion to the trilogy. Glokta is now a forever favorite book character. I look forward to continuing in this world. This is most definitely grim dark, violent fantasy, so not necessarily for everyone. I however loved it! 5⭐️
#SuperSeptember book 6! #20in4 #Readathon

Andrew65 Sounds great. 6 books is awesome 👏👏👏 2mo
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Som3
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Life is a series of things we would rather not do - Joe Abercrombie

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Michellesibs
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The final book in the First Law trilogy and I'm giving myself a massive pat on the back for completing this.

This was my first ever dip into the grim dark fantasy genre. I'm always game to try anything but I'm not sure I'd rush back to read anything more from this sub genre as its not really for me.

There was a handful of characters in these books that I had an interest in and I'm glad I saw their stories through to the end.

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Twainy
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The last book in the First Law trilogy arrived this week.

Cool jacket! The hardcover has foiling, the end papers are new, stenciled edges that form a picture when shelved with the first 2 books.

Signed by the author. Limited edition.

❣️

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 6mo
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xicanti
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1. I‘m on track to finish LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS tomorrow! Maybe I didn‘t love these books the way I expected to, but I‘ve enjoyed them a lot. I‘m glad I finally read them.

2. This Roasted Marshmallow Lager was too weird to leave at the store. Luckily, it was also delicious. I guess I DO like the occasional sweet beer.

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xicanti
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This week‘s goal: finish the First Law Trilogy. I wasn‘t sure I felt like reading Joe Abercrombie right after I finished something by K.J. Parker, but I‘m 50 pages in after my breakfast session and I‘m really feeling it.

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LazyOwl
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This is definitely not your average fantasy and doesn't have the usual tropes you see in fantasy. The story took me in unexpected twists and turns but the characters are so consistently true to themselves throughout right to the last page.

All the stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jovy Yes!! 🙌🏻 I love this series! 1y
LazyOwl Such a great unexpected series. It's a refreshing change for someone who reads a lot of fantasy. 1y
LazyOwl @Jovy sorry meant to tag you in the comment above. 1y
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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟 Whew! Honestly this was one of the most unsatisfying endings ever! These books are heavily character driven rather than plot driven, so you invest oodles into these people and you want to root for them, but alas most of these guys didn‘t have the ending I thought they would.

I don‘t want to give any spoilers, so I‘ll just say this was an enjoyable ride, the journey was awesome, but overall end result was so disappointing.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 5.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Lucy_Anywhere
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My #bookspinbingo board from August 📚 Far from a stellar performance 🙈 But I‘ve knocked three books off my Kindle backlist and DNF-ed another - a #metoo thriller that didn‘t really work for me.

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RobStark92
Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie

Happy Fourth of July everybody!!!!!
Hope everyone is having a great day and gets a chance to barbecue and celebrate some freedom!
If you get a chance check out my review of this book!
Tomorrow I‘ll be posting why you should read the first law trilogy. Y‘all have a great day and stay safe!

Last Argument of Kings - But Not My Last First Law Video https://youtu.be/0ofmHZjBDzE

Lucy_Anywhere This is a great trilogy! His Shattered Sea trilogy is also well worth a read if you haven‘t read it yet 2y
RobStark92 @Lucy_Anywhere I‘ve heard really good things about shattered sea, I don‘t normally read YA though :( but I may take a look at it when I get caught up with all the first law books :) 2y
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RobStark92
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Finished this one yesterday. Very solid, consistent wrap up to the series. Not too many surprises here, which means the story was well thought out and planned.
Character work is excellent. Personal favorites are Logen and Glokta!!
Writing style, not my favorite. Very simplistic, straight to the point prose. I like prose to be flowery and lyrical.
Overall 17/20. My YouTube video: https://youtu.be/0ofmHZjBDzE

Twainy Have you or will you read the First Law World & The Age Of Madness trilogies? 🖤 2y
RobStark92 @Twainy I have not but I certainly will 😍😇 I have A Little Hatred on my kindle but tell me, are the standalones a MUST before beginning age of madness? I plan on reading the stand alone novels but I already have a little hatred on my kindle 2y
Twainy I thought he wrote in trilogies 😆 all set in the First Law world. You could skip the trilogy & short stories between The First Law & Age of Madness “trilogies”. You won‘t miss that much and you‘ll see some characters from the first 3 books are still around. 2y
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RobStark92 @Twainy I‘m ok with them being a trilogy as well all my favorite booktubers call them the standalones because they follow different POV characters and aren‘t as tightly knit together as the “trilogies” but I haven‘t read them yet, I‘ve heard others who called them the “Standalone trilogy” as well 😂 so I‘m fine either way. Best served cold sounds really good though I love a good revenge story. 2y
Twainy That‘s about right. All one world. The 2nd “trilogy” just fills in more. I‘m looking forward to Age of Madness 2. 2y
RobStark92 @Twainy I‘ve heard A Little Hatred is the best. I‘m really looking forward to it. I know the industrial revolution thingy starts I wonder if the series will end with technology ? You know like a progression into sci-fi. If he does that 💣 that would break me 2y
Twainy I did love A Little Hatred! 2y
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RobStark92
Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie

All right last time waking up at 4 o‘clock in the morning for the next couple of days. Got a few free days for Fourth of July to go see family, but now I got a little bit of reading, a little bit of tea, and then work till two. Hope y‘all have a great day!!

Butterfinger You too. 2y
RobStark92 @Butterfinger thank you so much :) 2y
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RobStark92
Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie

Not hitting this nearly as fast as I would like :S I should be finished by now 😭 waking up at four and being at work at 5:30 makes it difficult I usually average a hundred-200 pages a day but I‘ve been doing 50 or so lately. Aaaaaaah!!! Anyway reading for a few hours than sleeping lol I‘m doing Prince of Thorns when I‘m done with this trilogy. This last book is dense though.

Lesanne Prince of Thorns is outstanding but very VERY dark. 🙃 2y
RobStark92 @Lesanne so I‘ve heard 😁 I‘m excited to see how dark though because a lot of people said the same thing about ASOIAF and First Law which are both really good, but they certainly weren‘t as dark as some people made them out to be. But I‘m excited :) 2y
Lesanne @RobStark92 Hope you enjoy it! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sometimes life gets in the way and some bills are just wicked to read than others. As long as you're enjoying it! 2y
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RobStark92
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Courage can come from many places, and be made of many things, and yesterday‘s coward can become tomorrow‘s hero if the time is right. - Joe Abercrombie. My boi Jezal turned out alright after all, who woulda thunk it pretty boy?

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RobStark92
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If you can, make it a priority to read a little bit every morning! I‘m at a state in my life where I don‘t any other important obligations in the morning (make wifey breakfast, drive kiddos to school etc), one of the many downsides to being an eligible bachelor. So I use my time to read in the morning. Tea and books, medicine for the heart and the soul.

Cuilin Sounds delightful ☕️ 📖 2y
RobStark92 @Cuilin yes ma‘am I used to Hate waking up early in the morning, but I found a routine that gets me going for the day 2y
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RobStark92
Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie

Finally off work making me a hot tea and drinking this book in page by page and my tea sip for sip. Honestly I saw a lot of this coming but I like it!! And am not sure what the wrap up will look like. Also on anyone who is a tea drinker: what‘s your favorite brand and kind of tea?

Pageturner1 Earl Grey tea, tea lattes from Starbucks. 😁☕️ 2y
RobStark92 @Pageturner1 I love Lady Grey and Early Grey tea. I don‘t frequent Starbucks a lot I usually just do tea bags. Any particular brand of tea for you? Thanks for the rec! 2y
Pageturner1 honestly I get a lot of store brand. the tea lattes are really good if you get to try one. 2y
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RobStark92 @Pageturner1 I definitely will maybe Sunday sometimes I get the Frappuccino‘s :) right now I‘m drinking twinnings and it‘s not too shabby. A tea latte sounds good though 😋 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, I like quite a few! Hard to break it down! 😅 Most nights I have a big problem getting to sleep so one we HAVE to keep stocked in the house is Celestial Seasonings‘ Sleepytime Extra. Another one I love is our local grocery store‘s Cranberry Blood Orange. If you have a Kroger in your area, they might have it. 2y
RobStark92 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I have sleepy time extra 😂 with the valerian root. Mornings I go for a black tea and put a spoon of honey in it evenings it‘s either sleep time extra or traditional medicines chamomile lavender. But I want to try others as well. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Aaah! I have that one too!! We‘re Tea-Twins! 😂🤣😂 2y
Desha Welcome to Litsy! Hope you enjoy all of our bookish craziness! 🤪😊 We have so much fun here! This is the place where it‘s always true #nevertoomanybooksnotenoughbookshelves. My favorite tea is Scottish Breakfast, then English Breakfast, then Yorkshire Gold. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf also does some nice tea lattes. Welcome again! 📚 2y
RobStark92 @Desha I‘ve never tried Yorkshire gold before, and I‘m not huge into tea lattes honestly, of course it‘s been a while since I‘ve had one I‘ll have to try it again. Thank you so much for the warm welcome ! I‘ve been enjoying this app so far it‘s definitely friendlier and less political than Facebook 😂😇 2y
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Say a thing for Logen Ninefingers, say that he‘s finished. Black tea and a good book in the morning before work :)

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh! I just added the first of this series to my TBR, sounds good! 2y
RobStark92 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I did add a review of it on YouTube. Spoiler free. I‘m very new to this but if you want to watch it? It would help me out and might help you determine if you want to read the whole series. I recommend the book :) https://youtu.be/_4pQgkrTP6w 2y
hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy and thank you for the follow. Happy reading 📖❤️📚 2y
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RobStark92 @hannah-leeloo Thank you for following back. Look forward to seeing what you‘re reading. Have a great day 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RobStark92 Subscribed to your YouTube channel, I love your in-depth rating system. It gives a fleshed out opinion of the books without giving any spoilers. 👍 2y
hannah-leeloo @RobStark92 your welcome hun, you too ❤️😊 2y
RobStark92 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm aww thanks a bunch that‘s really polite and kind of you :) I‘ll be making a video on the last one this weekend when I finished it :) thanks a bunch !! 2y
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family! 📚 2y
RobStark92 @CrowCAH aww thanks a bunch :) enjoying this app so far can‘t wait to learn more about it and gain inspiration for my TBR and YouTube channel !! 2y
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RobStark92
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Say a thing for Logen Ninefingers, say that he‘s finished. Black tea and a good book in the morning before work :)

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RobStark92
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Halfway through :) glad I stuck with this series!!

Lesanne Welcome to Litsy! 2y
RobStark92 @Lesanne thank you so much :) I tried goodreads first but it‘s...difficult 😂 I also just started a YouTube channel lol so I‘ll be posting reviews to here 2y
ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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RobStark92 @ozma.of.oz thanks a bunch y‘all are all very welcoming. Can‘t wait to see all that this platform has to offer! 2y
Lesanne @RobStark92 Sounds cool! I tried Goodreads too but I think Litsy is much more user-friendly. 🙂 2y
RobStark92 @jenniferajanes thank you so much! Everyone‘s so welcome here and interactive I bet I‘ll enjoy this platform :) 2y
jenniferajanes @RobStark92 I‘m sure you will! Littens are amazing people! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 2y
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my.books.in.squares
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Movie (and reading) day with my two boys ❤️

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J0v1njelyn
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HOLY GUACAMOLE! The Bloody-Nine! He is a Beast! Last Argument of Kings comes full circle in this final installment. All the treachery and lies! Death...death...and more death! An abundance of emotions were felt for Marshall West. Glokta, Logen, Bayaz, Jezal, and many more will live on forever. What an amazing trilogy! Rock on #TheFirstLaw⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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J0v1njelyn
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Finally! Moving on to The Last Argument of Kings #TheFirstLaw

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nicolejong
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Just finished this bad boy! I‘ll admit I‘m not one for combat scenes, so this didn‘t really get good until about half-way in for me. Still, that ending was worth it.

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JessoftheShire
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The last book in the First Law trilogy was a mixed bag for me. It took me a while to get through it and at times felt like I was trudging though sections whilst others flew by. The endings of the characters did not feel right. I didn't mind Jezal and Glokta's ending but others like Ferro (an awesome female character) or Logan's lacked emphasis or felt tacked on as if Abercrombie did not know how to end it. Great calibre again, just fell flat.

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Scamp1234
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By far my favorite so far. This trilogy was awesome. Loved all of the characters, plot lines, and especially the twists and turns. Abercrombie makes you think he‘s going one way and then flat out punches you in the face with a completely different direction. Sand Dan Glotka has to be my favorite fantasy character of all time right now. #100pagesaday

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Scamp1234
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This fight was very predictable but exciting. Unfortunately the end just came upon so quickly and was a slight let down.
#100pagesaday Streak is now at 2.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome (back) to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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Scamp1234
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Time to push myself and see how many days I can consistently read #100pagesaday . Streak is now at 1.

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Scamp1234
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"But you can‘t truly hate a man without loving him first, and there‘s always a trace of that love left over."

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Jazz2
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Start of the Christmas holidays done right, laying in bed reading this wonderfully violent book! 🎅🏼

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Anton
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I didn't love this trilogy, and I especially didn't love the final book. With the exception of Logen Ninefingers, there wasn't a main character I cared about. And while I like the whole 'gritty fantasy' thing as much as the next guy, there's a difference between realistic and unnecessarily depressing. Out of the trilogy, book 2 was my favourite and this was probably the one I liked the least. I'll give it ⭐️⭐️1/2 and the series as a whole ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Anton
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He frowned over at Bayaz, stabbing his finger at something in his old book. “What ever is he up to, anyway?”

“Saving the world, he tells me.”

“Ah. That. He‘s left it a little late, don‘t you think?"

She shrugged. “I‘m not in charge of the timing.”

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She frowned even harder. “Yulwei was a good man. He helped me in the desert. He saved my life.”

“And mine, more than once. But good men will only go so far along dark paths.”

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Anton
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You can have enemies you never really meet, Logen had plenty. You can kill men you don‘t know, he‘d done it often. But you can‘t truly hate a man without loving him first, and there‘s always a trace of that love left over.

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Anton
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It‘s hard to be done a favour by a man you hate. It‘s hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you‘ve had him for long enough.

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Squidapus
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And so it comes to this; an ending that must've upset a huge number of people. But Squidapus felt that if one has been following the theme and tone of the trilogy, how else did they expect it to end? A harsh sort of realism most don't look for in their tales of fantasy and magic. When everyone is out for themselves and can't become something better than they are, what happy ending could they find together? Not a fun series but well worth reading.

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Anton
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He hadn‘t deserved to die like that, most likely. But that‘s what war is. A lot of folk getting killed that don‘t deserve it.

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Foxyfictionista
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👑 👑 👑 👑 There was a lot to like in this book and it was good to wrap up the trilogy. I've learned a lot about myself and my reading likes/dislikes with these books. Two things I dislike are prolonged battle scenes and male-centric sex scenes (especially in stories where women are meant to be as strong and empowered). There was one plot twist that I saw coming and one that I didn't. Overall it was fun but probably not something I'll reread.

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Sylvilel
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Fourth #read of 2018 #readingchallenge is #LastArgumentOfKings by #JoeAbercrombie 📖
#TheFirstLaw has become one of my ultimate favourite series, mainly because of the raw and humoristic telling of this #dystopian story . The whole thing is exqusitely developed, and it‘s a story I can just lose myself in for hours💜 Looking very much forward (and not so much at all) to reach the end of this journey with this cast of loveable, murderous lunatics ⚔️

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IReadThereforeIBlog
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The conclusion to Joe Abercrombie's epic fantasy FIRST LAW TRILOGY brings together the various plot strands in a way that's mostly satisfying while leaving open a possible return for some of the characters and neatly subverting the mainstays of fantasy fiction but there are pacing issues towards the end, the siege of Agriont reminded me too much of Glokta's defence of Dagoska in the preceding book and the female characters were disappointing.

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StaceyKondla
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This was a very satisfying continuation of the First Law series. I feel like it dragged a bit with just too many detailed battle sequences, but the conclusion was well done with some interesting twists.

kwmg40 Glad to hear this. I've got the first book in this series waiting for me on my shelves. 5y
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StaceyKondla
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It feels like Friday took six days longer to arrive than usual. I'm exhausted and I'm just going to sit here and read until I start to fall asleep.

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StaceyKondla
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After the end of Before They Are Hanged, I am so freaking happy I have the next book to jump into - this series is great!

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StaceyKondla
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Book mail arrived today! Woo Hoo!!! 😀🎉🎉🎉🎉

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autumnlupin
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we adopted new fur kids and they're adjusting really well! introduced them to one of own (the nice one) and they mostly just played! these two are Lois (top) and Superman!

britt_brooke 😍😍 5y
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️ 5y
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Bookshelf vs cat shelf

tpixie #catsoflitsy such a cutie! 🐱 6y
SusanInTiburon Cat shelf 👍🏽 6y
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It takes a while to get through this series, but it is so worth it. I really admire the way the Author manages to give each POV a unique feel. I also like how he describes violence. That is to say, I don't like it at all and that is really as it should be. Violence is often romantised and people tend to forget how awful it really is. Lastly, The First Law trilogy has left me wondering what it means to be a good person, or a bad one.

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mahasoor
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Finished the first three First Law books. Bayaz. Holy shit. I'm glad Glokta panned out the way he did, but bayaz oh my god. I pity Jezal somewhat, the queen was an interesting twist but BAYAZ OMG. I want to know more about Black Dow, and poor poor Collem West because of Bayaz mother of God. Good read. Not the greatest but enjoyable and I'm looking forward to the next three.

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I wish! Snow flurries and a dark cloud of gloom over Las Vegas today so I'm sneaking in some reading while curled up in bed before getting ready to host DnD