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Really really liked these. I had heard Abercrombie's stuff recommended a while ago in the vein of "if you liked GRRM, check these out" ... but just got around to it now. And I ripped through this trilogy. Like ASoIaF, it's a world light on magic (but it's there and ends up playing a huge role by the end), it's a gritty violent story, and the characterizations are done really well (and characters who seem to be bad at first may turn out good and vice versa). I liked the black sense of humor. And while the ending may not have been completely satisfying, it was ok at wrapping up the story in this trilogy while leaving things open for future books. I'll definitely have to check out more of his books.
I liked them too. I particularly liked how each character had narrative depth and complexity:

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The all-powerful, wise sage/wizard is also an petulant, egotistical, slightly evil tyrant perfectly willing to kill thousands of innocent people. He also leads the group of "heros" on an inept book-long wild goose chase. He's a Galdalf / Stalin hybrid.

The self-hating, sorrowful, grizzled, honorable warrior is also a psychopathic child killer who everyone fears and hates for good reason.

The cocky novice with promise is actually a completely ineffectual puppet who ditches his true love as soon as opportunity presents itself.

The pitiless, sadistic torturer is also easily the most honest and trustworthy person in the kingdom.

The one guy who's truly a good man with his heart is the right place loses everything and is destroyed due to a sudden, fluke accident.


...etc.

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Latimer is one of the “forgotten” pulp writers of the 30s. This book originally came out in 1935.
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