The UK cover of the final book in The Age of Madness trilogy, The Wisdom of Crowds, is finally ready to be revealed…
Design once again by Tomás Almeida, though obviously there’s no way he could have done it without me endlessly arguing over the exact colour of foil we would be using. And the cover copy…
Chaos. Fury. Destruction.
The Great Change is upon us . . .
Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: the Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of crowds.
With nothing left to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new age, while Citizeness Savine must turn her talents from profit to survival before she can claw her way to redemption. Orso will find that when the world is turned upside down, no one is lower than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and her fragile Protectorate are running out of allies . . . while Black Calder gathers his forces and plots his vengeance.
The banks have fallen, the sun of the Union has been torn down, and in the darkness behind the scenes, the threads of the Weaver’s ruthless plan are slowly being drawn together . . .
I for one CANNOT WAIT. It’s being published on September 16th in the UK, in hardback, ebook, and audio read by Steven Pacey, so it actually looks like we will realise the dream of publishing all three books exactly a year apart, which given all that’s gone on this last year or two is both shocking and gratifying. Here’s the family together, as they were always meant to be…
You can preorder via this global smart link which should send you to your local retailers. Waterstones should be doing a signed edition with an exclusive short story, but there doesn’t seem to be a specific preorder for that one up quite yet. There is actually an in-person book event scheduled in Bath for publication week – if you can remember how such things went – and we’ll hope to do more around the UK, but it’s a little unclear exactly what will be permitted by that stage, so we’ll have to see. No doubt there’ll be a bit of online stuff going on too.
As with the other books in the series, The US edition from Orbit will have a very different cover treatment but should be available on the same day. More on that in due course…
And a note – as a couple of people have observed in the comments and elsewhere, the lion image originally used had cropped up *ahem* elsewhere. Now changed….
And following on from last week’s UK Cover reveal, here’s the US version: With art once again by Sam Weber and design by Lauren Panepinto. A development on the theme, as you can see, and an interesting contrast with the UK approach… The book’s due to be published at the very same time as the […]
Time to reveal the UK cover for the second book in The Age of Madness trilogy, The Trouble With Peace… Design once more by Tomás Almeida. And the cover copy… 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 […]
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 […]
Following last week’s release of the UK cover for my collection of short stories Sharp Ends, here’s the cover for the US edition, coming from Orbit on 26th April… Daresay it will still feature a map internally not to mention, of course, just the same entirely wonderful 13 short stories from the world of the First […]
Those wonderful folks at Gollancz have released the cover for my forthcoming collection of short stories, Sharp Ends, and it looks a little something like this… Artwork by Dave Senior, designed as always by the brilliant Laura Brett. For those who don’t know, it contains thirteen stories, all set in the world of the First […]
I’m delighted to announce that in September, Orbit Books are going to be re-releasing the First Law Trilogy in the US. They’ve been publishing the standalone books since the start, and will be publishing a collection of short stories in the same world early next year, so this will put all the First Law books under […]
Rejoice, for the UK edition of the third and (for the time being) final book in my Shattered Sea series, Half a War now has a cover and copy. Behold: Words are weapons Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can […]
Yes indeed, SFX have revealed the UK hardback cover for Half the World… I said, “Half The World is the story of Thorn, a young woman determined to take a man’s place as a warrior, who finds herself on the crew of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi, undertaking a dangerous voyage up the unmapped rivers of the […]