Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work
No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie
Delightfully twisted and evil
Witty, Bloody and fun
A vivid and jolting tale
In book three of this dazzlingly gruesome and gripping cycle, Joe Abercrombie does politics much as he handles everything else: with a clear-eyed understanding of the limits of human kindness and the banal depths of evil.
I had a blast with this trilogy.
Bravo, Joe Abercrombie; the bar for grimdark fantasy has been raised again. And you, Lord Grimdark, remain absolute as one of the greatest fantasy authors of all time
A cutting satire of political revolution with wonderfully dark humor and a grim mess of an outcome that will leave you wanting more. 9 out of 10.
The Wisdom of Crowds is Abercrombie at his best. It's fun, it's engrossing, it's brutal on its characters in all the best ways, and it's just a damned enjoyable way to spend a few days glued to the pages of a book
Thoroughly recommended - a definite book of the year
This is not just your average good third volume of a decent fantasy trilogy; this is the stunningly ambitious final section of what was clearly originally conceived and planned as a single, unified work of art. Not only do the plotlines, themes and narrative devices of the trilogy cohere into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts but they also speak to a second age of madness: the one we currently live in.
Bloodily brilliant...This is fantasy as it should be, with blood, guts and broken bones felt on every page.