Published by Gollancz on 13 May 2021
Genres: Fantasy, grimdark, epic fantasy
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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.
On the 13th May Gollancz are publishing in paperback, Joe Abercrombie’s highly ambitious and highly acclaimed, The Trouble with Peace. The second installment in The Age of Madness trilogy, The Trouble with Peace continues with the genuis like madness of Abercrombie. A book that is more than worth the cerebral investment, it continues on with characterisation that mesmerises the senses.
Narrated by the instantly recognisable Steven Pacey.
PRAISE FOR JOE ABERCROMBIE
‘A tale of brute force and subtle magic on the cusp of an industrial revolution … Buckle your seat belts for this one.’ – ROBIN HOBB
There is no one that writes this stuff like Abercrombie… nothing to hate here, even a little’ – SFF WORLD
The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters. I like them so much that when I got to the end of the second book and found out the third book wasn’t going to be out in the US for another three months, I experienced a fit or rage, then a fit of depression, then I ate some lunch and had a bit of lay down’ — Patrick Rothfuss on the First Law trilogy
Memorable characters, spellbindingly ferocious action, twists that scare a pretzel and gallows humour to die for, The Trouble with Peace mauls expectations to serve up a sublime sequel that’s even better than it’s showstopper of a predecessor ― Novel Notions