'I've been trying to get through this damn book again.' Ardee slapped at a heavy volume lying open, face down, on a chair.
'The Fall of the Master Maker,' muttered Glotka. 'That rubbish? All magic and valour, no? I couldn't get through the first one.'
'I sympathise. I'm onto the third and it doesn't get any easier. Too many damn wizards. I get them mixed up with one another. It's all battles and endless bloody journeys, here to there and back again. If I so much as glimpse another map I swear I'll kill myself.'
From Last Argument of Kings, Book 3 of The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. 670 pages long, plus two other books of similar length.
Good, nasty, cynical fun. Very 'Warhammery'. Recommended.
i was fairly ambivalent about the first two books, but somehow "last argument of kings" actually retrospectively validates the whole trilogy...ReplyDelete
and the two stand-alone follow-ups "Best Served Cold" and "The Heroes" are excellent reads - this dude is really hitting his stride