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.
Ah, the months march on, and so does the work. Had a great trip to Spain for the release of A Little Hatred over there, and did a whole lot of press. For some reason, though there are certainly places I sell more books, I’m more in demand for interviews in Spain than I am […]
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 […]
Oooh, A Little Hatred is out in the US and UK in less than three weeks and my palms are getting tingly. Final copies of the UK hardcover and trade paperback have arrived and they look seriously beautiful. I mean I always loved the parchment covers but time moves on and these have a real depth […]
I shall be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin for a few days in August and have quite the packed schedule of panels, readings, signings, and generally talking nonsense in various contexts. Some details: Writing beyond king and colony Format: Panel 16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD) Fantasy novels often […]
I’ll be touring the UK for the release of A Little Hatred between 15th and 21st September, and the dates and locations are now out there… Typically the lunchtime events are just a signing, the evening ones are reading, talk, questions then signing. There’ll be copies of A Little Hatred available at all these events, of […]
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 […]
There have been various distractions over the last couple of months as we ramp up towards release of A Little Hatred in September. The slow cycle of publicity beginning, some interviews to do, a tour to think about, and 5500 signature sheets to sign for US editions, among other things. We’re also nearing the end […]
April comes, the buds open, my garden is filled with green, etc. etc. Had a lot of bits and pieces going on over this most recent period – spent most of march working on an unrelated project, plus we had easter holidays, and I’m going through a major upgrade and redesign of the website (which […]
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 […]