Looks like the cover copy (what some call the blurb) for A Little Hatred is now out there:
“The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.
On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.
Savine dan Glokta – socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union – plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.
The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another…”
Mmmmm, what fascinating hints of a world in flux, what intriguing names and situations, what tantalising mixtures of the new and the familiar. It looks as if there’s now a specific publication date as well: September 19th in the UK, and I would assume that date or close to it in the US, and possibly also in some translation markets. The audiobook will hopefully come simultaneously with the hardcover, read, I am told, by the incomparable Steven Pacey. The edited manuscript should be sent back in the next week or two and discussions about covers are well underway on both sides of the pond, so I would expect that date to be getting pretty firm, now. More news as I have it…