So, the proofs have gone out, and the very first reaction to Last Argument of Kings can be found, entirely spoiler free, here, at The Wertzone:
“Last Argument of Kings delivers exactly what this trilogy needed: a no-holds-barred war story in which secrets are exposed, mysteries are explained and the author resolutely refuses to pull any punches … some plot elements may emerge as rather predictable, at least until Abercrombie pulls the rug out from under your feet and, just for giggles, does it again a few chapters later … The ending is superb, particularly the tremendously satisfying epilogue and the final scene.”
The redoubtable Adam Whitehead, who may be familiar to some of you as Werthead from, well, just about every sf&f messageboard and forum ever, gives it four and a half stars.
As I’ve said elsewhere – just who’s a guy got to sleep with to get five stars around here?
Meanwhile, John Joseph Adams gave me the opportunity to toot my horn over on Sci-Fi Wire. And you know how I love tooting that horn…