Waiting on Wednesday: The Trouble With Peace – Joe Abercrombie

Waiting on Wednesday: The Trouble With Peace – Joe Abercrombie

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Synopsis

Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion.
Peace is just another kind of battlefield…

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way.

For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye . . . before it kills her.

The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply.

The old ways are swept aside, and the old leaders with them, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace, lasts forever.

Thoughts

The Trouble With Peace is the second instalment in Joe Abercrombie’s The Age of Madness series. It is definitely one of my most anticipated releases for 2020 and I’m so excited for the upcoming release. Book one A Little Hatred was a five star read for me and Joe Abercrombie is one of my favourite authors so I’m incredibly intrigued to see where this story goes next. It’s dark and gripping fantasy and I found A Little Hatred difficult to put down. This series is set in the same world as Abercrombie’s The First Law, while an industrial revolution takes place. I totally love the covers for this series too and am so excited to get my hands on a copy. It’s just over five hundred pages so I’m hoping for plenty of action to tide me over before the release of book three. If you haven’t had time to pick up A Little Hatred now is the perfect time to do it, The Trouble With Peace is releasing in a few weeks time on September 15th from Gollancz.

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