Re: Logen Ninefingers and the rest (spoiler alert)
I think it does show a strength of the writing (but perhaps a flaw in the plotting?), that I felt a little too hungry for more on the characters at the end of the trilogy. I don’t know about rushed, but the third book certainly did feel crowded (especially as there was a lot in the second book – with the exception of Glokta in Dagoska – that I could have done without).
The lead characters had developed so well after three books, maybe Abercrombie wanted to keep them handy for the future. Perhaps after he has written twenty books, this trilogy will seem like a great introduction to this world, but for an story in its own right, I’d have liked something more conclusive.