The Trouble With Peace

(2020)

“Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion. Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . .”

Coming September 15th

“Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion. Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . .”

Coming September 15th

Book Two of The Age of Madness

“In times of peace the warlike man attacks himself.” – Friedrich Nietzche

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.”

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Coming September 15th On paper, e-book, or audiobook read by Steven Pacey

Reviews and Plaudits

The impressive second epic fantasy of Abercrombie’s Age of Madness trilogy (after A Little Hatred) grounds the ongoing power struggles within the Union in issues that resonate with contemporary politics ... satisfying plotting and expert subversion of genre expectations are sure to please. Readers will be gripped."

Publishers Weekly