CONSPIRACY. BETRAYAL. REBELLION.
PEACE IS JUST ANOTHER KIND OF BATTLEFIELD . . .
‘Nimble, brutal and hilarious’Daily Mail
‘Will leave fans begging for more’Starburst
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Unrest worms into every layer of society.
The Breakers lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while yesterday’s heroes nurse grievances and noblemen bicker for their own advantage.
The King of the Union struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only to see his enemies, and his debts, multiply.
The old ways are being swept aside, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace, lasts forever.
Second in the AGE OF MADNESS trilogy, THE TROUBLE WITH PEACE is the next instalment of a series which is revolutionising fantasy . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
‘A breakneck- speed fantasy book that brings in all the elements of a political thriller, action romp and reflective memoir. Job well done’ The Sun
‘Joe Abercrombie is a master of the genre’Lev Grossman
‘It’s smart. It’s witty. This is an absolutely top-notch work of fantasy’Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
‘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
‘Effortlessly brilliant’ The Bookbeard’s Blog
‘I had insanely high expectations for the sequel. But The Trouble with Peace met pretty much all of them’ The Fantasy Inn
Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out
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
Abercrombie squeezes your heart till it matches his beat. No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie
Brutal, unforgiving, and terribly fun. Everything awesome readers have come to expect from Joe Abercrombie.
Brian McClellan, author of SINS OF EMPIRE
A Little Hatred is Abercrombie at his very best: witty, wise, and whip-smart. Masterfully plotted, the story begins at a simmer and soon boils over. Best of all, however, is the sprawling cast of morally ambiguous, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, arse-scratching, unwittingly heroic characters, who are written with the stark and savage honesty Joe does so well. I had high hopes for this book, and it exceeded them all.
Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD
Abercrombie continues to do what he does best . . . Buckle your seat belts for this one
Joe Abercrombie is a master of the genre
When it comes to blood and guts in fantasy - there's nobody better versed than Joe Abercrombie.
The Trouble with Peace is a magnificent read that will leave fans begging for more
The first book in this new series was great. This is even better...one of my books of the year
It's smart. It's witty. This is an absolutely top-notch work of fantasy
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
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
Clever dialogue and sharp humour...Without a doubt one of my favourite books of 2020
The Bibliophile Chronicles
The Trouble with Peace is effortlessly brilliant. Joe Abercrombie has created something truly amazing and I can't wait for the next book
The Bookbeard's Blog
I thoroughly enjoyed this new addition to the Abercrombie canon - lots of action as always, with a wry humour and plenty of intrigue
Brutal, grim, and often so very compelling, The Trouble with Peace is a totally unputdownable grimdark story
I Should Read That
I had insanely high expectations for the sequel. But The Trouble with Peace met pretty much all of them.
The Fantasy Inn
My heart raced, my jaw dropped multiple times and I was left astonished! Say one thing for Abercrombie, say his books should come with a health warning!
The Fantasy Hive
Fabulously written, nail-bitingly plotted, it lays bare the best and worst of human nature.
A breakneck- speed fantasy book that brings in all the elements of a political thriller, action romp and reflective memoir. Job well done.
Nimble, brutal and hilarious, it's Abercrombie leading us into bloody war, so all bets are off!