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Yes, it's a little predictable, and a few disappointments with the characters, but overall still a worthy spend of a credit and as good as any wrap-up to the series (naturally, there are a few threads which have been left open).
Abercrombie's gritty style continues, and there's enough blood and gore to satisfy if that's what you're after - this story just doesn't have the same depth as his adult series usually offer.
Narration is good, and consistent with the previous books in the series.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I know this was aimed at young adults but even at that it was a very predictable storyline with overly childlike narration. Ben Elliot is a disastrous choice of reader. While the first two books were ok, this last one just didn't do it for me at all. It felt full of half answered questions, like he was rushing to wind it up.
I hope he will return to form with another adult book, hopefully featuring Sand dan Glokta. Joe was a breath of fresh air in the fantasy world and I hope this is just a blip on the way to greater things.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
....to a good trilogy. I think the second book was the peak, but there are plenty of intrigue, twists and morals to keep you wanting more.
A very satisfying end to another excellent series by Joe Abercrombie.
While this trilogy lacks some of the wry humour of previous books, it is packed with the engaging, well-named characters, bloody adventure and smart turn of phrase that Abercrombie excels at.
Ben Elliott's performance is spot on.