Liked this one the most of Abercrombie's writings so far. Moves the macro-narrative from the previous volumes along well enough, with references to the events & consequences of TFL & BSC.
Nifty focus on Gorst; glad to see Shivers back. Volume's epigraph is a famous line from Brecht, which lends a marxist cast to the whole thing, though it's not tendentious.
Each of the three martial sections features a lengthy chapter wherein the perspective is passed from character to character, most of whom are one-offs. Not sure if it's slick or gimmicky, though, and not sure if it doesn't detract from the principals or not.
Recommended for suppurating arses, cheese trappers, and eternal corporals.