Looks like the cover copy (what some would call the blurb) for the forthcoming The Trouble With Peace has made its way out into the world…
“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.
Unrest worms into every layer of society. 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.”
Oooooooooh, what fascinating glimpses of forthcoming events in the Circle of the World, what intriguing clues to the trajectories of much loved characters, what breathtaking hints of impending discord and drama. I can hardly wait for publication day … which should be in September of this year, US and UK, in hardcover, Ebook and Audiobook read by the incomparable Steven Pacey.
This, I believe, and I say it with a heavy heart, is my TENTH annual review. Ten years this blog has been (somewhat fitfully) running. Which means, and I say this with an even heavier heart, that I should probably be doing a review of the decade, but I flatly refuse to do that, since […]
The new website (as you will probably have noticed) is now live! Thanks first of all to Darren Turpin, who set up and managed the old site, which served me well for the best part of a decade. But Darren has drifted away from the web design business (and into gardening), and the internet is […]
Drumroll please, for here is the cover for A Little Hatred in the US… Artwork by Sam Weber, design by Lauren Panepinto. Interesting, actually, as the US and UK could hardly be more different. Probably says all kinds of interesting things about the differences between the two markets, where I’m at in those markets, and […]
Time to reveal the new cover direction for A Little Hatred in the UK… Design by Tomás Almeida. The familiar parchment covers of The First Law and standalone books had served us extremely well, but we really couldn’t see any way to develop it further, and didn’t want to take a step backwards, so time […]
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, […]
Hot damn if it isn’t New Year’s Eve once more. This means I must be 43 today. 11 and a half years since I was first published, but I still feel a little strange describing myself as a writer… 2017. Well, it’s been a gruelling year one way or another. A year of inside-outs and […]
There’s a limited edition of Sharp Ends coming from those lovely people at Subterranean Press, with cover and 13 interior illustrations from the incomparable Raymond Swanland. It’s a run of 500 numbered and 26 lettered editions, but be aware they often sell out pretty fast. Further details over here…
Hard to believe, I know, but The Blade Itself was first published in the UK on May 4th 2006, ten years ago today. To put it in context, (and a context I have some trouble getting my head around) The Blade Itself has now been out as long as A Game of Thrones had been out […]
I’m going to be doing a quick 5 day tour in the UK in April for the release of Sharp Ends. We shall be visiting London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Bath. Daytime events tend to be just the quick meet and greet, shake of hands, sign the book. Evening events come with […]