My favourite Abercrombie yet. As gritty and bloody as I've come to expect and love. Great characters, as frail and flawed as any one of us, with convoluted motivation balancing between emotions and logic. Great surprises from previous books and a very interesting take on the Wild West. A good one to begin with if you don't know Abercrombie, but the First Law series is even better, to get you to this timeline.