So, the final part of the First Law trilogy, Last Argument of Kings, is edited and sent back to the publisher. It finally weighed in at a beefy 235,000 words – a good 15% longer than either of the other two – but there’s not an ounce of fat on that bad boy, I can tell you.
Most recent version of the cover art here. Still a little way to go, but basically very impressed with what the designer (the eternally talented Laura Brett) has come up with. Keeps the theme going but injects a much greater sense of action and danger appropriate to the rip-roaring content. Good stuff.
The UK hardback and trade paperback are slated for release in March 2008, but some of the lucky few may find proof copies in their hot little hands over the next couple of months. And the quality of the content? You’ll find a little taster on the site, but for the rest, let me only say what I always say.
It’s the best book ever written . . .