Last Argument of Kings - Joe Abercrombie Say one thing for Abercrombie, say he's kind of a brilliant bastard. This is the fantastic conclusion to the equally fantastic First Law trilogy and as the big reveal, it does not disappoint. We finally see the sticky, sticky web everyone is tangled in and it is glorious. There are some pretty interesting surprises as well, but I won't give those away. And the battle scenes are spectacularly gory. One thing, though, Abercrombie does not pull any punches. It's a very satisfying story, but if you're looking for neat little happy endings, well, you won't find them here.