A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back) in Literature Posted October 8 Just finished the book. It follows the Abercrombie template, so if you like Joe's previous work, you'll like this one. I will say, though, it doesn't leave much to chew on or much of an underlying conflict to really get anticipation flowing for the next book. Outside of the cliffhanger last two chapters, mostly it comes off as another stand alone in the world of the First Law. Again, the quality and consistency overall is pretty good in and of itself -- the riot chapters were a standout, for me -- but a lot of the characters, character interactions, and overall plot dynamics are feeling a bit formulaic at this point. Please keep in mind that fiction itself, by and large, has lost some of its luster as I get older, so my impression is certainly colored by that. It was a fine read, but I feel no real desire to ever re-read it, unlike say BSC or LAoK.