Let ring the bells, for my latest penny dreadful, A Little Hatred, is today published in the US and UK in hardcover, e-book and audiobook read by Steven Pacey. It’s been 7 years since my last novel in the First Law world, so thanks for your patience. Hopefully it will be richly rewarded, for The Age of Madness trilogy will continue in regular instalments (honest) with The Trouble with Peace in September 2020 and The Beautiful Machine in September 2021.
You can read some sample chapters on various websites from the points of view of Rikke, Leo dan Brock, Savine dan Glokta, and Crown Prince Orso, while you can find further information, including how to order the book, over here.
I’m touring in the UK over the next few days, and I’ll also be answering questions over on reddit, so if there was anything you’ve always wanted to ask me, you could drop it off there. Mind you it looks like there are over 500 already so I may well not get to some of them any time soon….
22 comments so far
I’m so happy now
The first law series made my start reading books again.
Thank you ❤️
Happy book-day, everybody!! I finally have it in my sweaty palms … well strictly speaking ears. God, I’ve missed you Steven Pacey. Oh yeah, good work you as well, Abercrombie, I guess.
Does anyone know a website that recaps all the major characters/storylines from The First Law series?? Not sure I want to do a big re-read of them all unless it were announced these were the final books of said series.
Happy book day! I’ve already started the audiobook. I discovered you through audio clear back when The Blade Itself was first published. Been a fan ever since, and had a fun conversation about your work with Lou Anders during the Reno Worldcon many years ago… as I unsuccessfully pitched my own work to him. (His passion for the First Law was infectious!)
I live in Sanderson territory (Utah) and enjoy corrupting the local fantasy fans by turning them on to the Bloody Nine. Thanks for the great memories, dark humor, and sharp-edged wit. Looking forward to this new trilogy!
Just started listening to the audiobook (while peeking at e-book to see how names are spelled) this morning. Only a few pages in and already met some old characters and thrilled to get to know the “kids” of others. Can’t wait to find out who the owl is 😉
Thanks for the very entertaining stories!
I’m so fuckin excited to read this
“We can only mourn the absurdities that men have and will die over.” -Will Durant
When will this be available for purchase for those outside of the UK/US? I tried purchasing on amazon.co.uk, which tells me to use amazon.com “for my region”. Amazon.com promptly tells me the title is unavailable in my country (Norway).
Is this an error, or intended? Was looking forward to this book.
I’m a quarter way through and loving it. I’m surprised at how emotional it is to revisit these old friends. And, like every Joe Abercrombie book, the moment I realise I really like a character I also get a sinking feeling in my stomach. I know how he operates.
I wait “A little hatred” in russian!
Hi Joe, just like to say a big thanks for visiting Liverpool on your tour. I’ve met you a few times on your promotional tours and you’ve always been great entertainment! I’m the big six-oh on 3.10.19 and your latest tome is being kept from me until then! You are an inspiration and an all round good egg. Thanks for spending such a long time chatting with me and my son during your book signing, and thanks for recognizing me! Hope you enjoy “S.O.S.”!
Just read “A Little Hatred” and wanted to congratulate. Incredible work!
The quality of the internal monolgue was A++.
A great example is the section where Orso gets THE message. Unbelievably honest/self-meditative description of human psychology. I even took some notes 🙂
– Stunned disbelief.
– Reading again. Verifying.
– Flood of cold loss.
– Room for wheedling? Strategy?
– Bog of depression.
Straight ass truth.
Thanks for enduring the sweet and torturous pain of creation 😉
Good to see you back on the road again, Friday night, with a good crowd at Foyles.
Hopefully a more regular occurrence over the next couple of years.
yes. i can agree with one of the comments above. Abercrombie’s writing style really is a pleasure for me to read. having been an avid bookworm growing up, and spent some years giving novels a break. “The Blade Itself” was the first novel in years that really got me hooked. Nice style and thank you.
Congratulations to both you and Steven on another masterpiece – had to listen twice it was so good
Just a question- why was there no interaction between Gorst and Shivers at the docks in light of Simpani and The Heroes peace summit?
Really hope these two all warhorses get to go for it
Can’t wait for book Two
Fuck, now I need to wait a whole year for the next one.
Hey, loved all your books so far and looking forward to starting this one as soon as I’ve finished Sharp Ends. However, are you ever planning on including a full map of the circle of the world in your books. That would be amazing!
Congrats on the release and an excellent book!
Read it in single breath and I already want more! Fabulous job!
Just finished A Little Hatred and loved it. That battle scene drew me in and I felt a part of it. I have the Waterstone Exclusive and the story at the end was a nice coda to the book and, perhaps, foreshadows what’s coming up in the next one.
But, Joe, a year is too long to wait for the next installment. Let’s compromise and have it come out in six months.
I read all of your books and have just finished “A Little Hatred”. Would say, it’s a masterpiece. The best of all you’ve written by now! Congrats!
Amazing book, just like the previous ones in the series, but I miss The bloody nine! 😉
Was it just wishful thinking on my part, or did anyone else spot a cameo from Logen Ninefingers in A Little Hatred???