Last Argument of Kings by Joe AbercrombieLast Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings

byJoe Abercrombie

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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The end is coming.

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 past 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. His days with a sword are far behind him. It's a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough.

Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, 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.

While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law...
Joe Abercrombie is the author of theFirst Law Trilogy(The Blade Itself,Before They Are HangedandLast Argument of Kings). His standalone novels (Best Served Cold,The HeroesandRed Country) are also set in theFirst Lawworld.His novels have been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Awards, John W. Campbell Award and th...
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Title:Last Argument of KingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0575084162

ISBN - 13:9780575084162

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'This grim and vivid sequel to THE BLADE ITSELF transcends its middle volume status, keeping the reader engaged with complicated plotting and intriguing character development. Abercrombie leavens the bloody action with moments of dark humor, developing a story suffused with a rich understanding of human darkness and light'-PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY on BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED