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Alex’s review of Last Argument of Kings (The First Law #3)
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May 17, 2009 02:13AM
I agree with you - I found this last volume very... turning-offish ?
Bayaz particularly went from not very likable to someone I´d very much like to see get his comeuppance, Glokta too (the bit at the end with Sult), Logen at least ends up with what he deserves, the Wests lose most everything.
Bah ! Dark is one thing, a not very likable or evil character getting away with it is one thing. But EVERYONE ? jeez. Nah. Too much, too down for me.
Jul 25, 2011 03:50PM
I didn't mind the dark. He'll I didn't mind that everyone was out to get theirs. I just feel that we could have had more with this one. I feel like the author took the easy route and just had Logen jump out the window. I enjoyed the ride. I don't even know why im complaining. I was hooked with this series and the very end just let me down.
Oct 08, 2011 05:03PM
I liked the fact that the last lines of the book left Logen in the very same position we found him in originally, fall and likely dying. We aren't sure he is dead. On the Bayez piece, I never really trusted him. He always seemed to have a plan set in motion long ahead of the other characters.
Jan 17, 2012 12:12PM
The entire trilogy was predictable. The only surprise I had was the daughter, not that she had taken Quai's place, knew that from the The Blade Itself. I was surprised she was alive. Another reason why the book just feels too useless. Even if you killed Bayaz, he would probably make a deal on the other side as well. He is just that much of a POS.
Everything was put on this earth shattering scale, then shrinked to one demented magus' flight of fancy. Why does he even need to do any of it, just because he can. He could just live in the Library and let the world to itself. No purpose to anything.
Mar 11, 2012 01:44PM
Ha ha...I started reading this series in...2008 I think...and read the first two books but never got to the third (it wasn't out yet). I regretted that for awhile. Now I'm not so sure I will EVER bother to finish.
Jun 22, 2013 05:30AM
I thought the symmetry of the ending of the novel with the beginning of the Blade Itself was a good fit and a satisfying end. Yes the outlook on life each of the characters had was a rather bleak view on things but I thought that Joe injected enough dark humor into the writing to make it enjoyable overall.
Feb 25, 2014 05:46AM
Glotka got a happy ending, IMO.
Dec 11, 2015 07:30AM
Haven't read the series and now I won't. Your review reminds me of The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect, which is excellent all the way up to the last chapter and completely tries to destroy itself.
I have no interest in experiencing that again.
Apr 02, 2016 05:59PM
I know exactly how you feel, although I don't feel it as intensely as you do.
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