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….
A little update to the UK tour happening in but a couple of weeks… Typically the lunchtime events are just a signing, open to all, the evening ones are reading, talk, questions then signing, or in a few cases, now, an ‘in conversation’ style event with a few friends o’ mine, which will generally take […]
The first step in the lengthy process of revising and rewriting my new trilogy is re-reading all the other First Law books, the details of which have become in some cases a little sketchy, I will confess, to make sure there’s nothing I’ve forgotten, or got wrong, no useful characters or relationships left out, no […]
The Spanish edition of Half a King, Medio Rey, is published tomorrow, May 7th by Penguin Random House’s new SF&F imprint Fantascy: There’s also going to be a Catalan edition in due course, I believe. I’m going to be in Barcelona to meet bloggers and booksellers and do some interviews, and will be signing on […]
Half the World is published in the UK, let ring the bells! Signed copies have been leaking out via Waterstones for some time now, in fact, but Amazon and other retailers should be shipping and stocking as of today. The mass-market paperback of Half a King, meanwhile has already been out for a couple of weeks: […]
Because one cover reveal in a week is never enough, here’s the forthcoming UK Mass Market Paperback cover for Half a King: A less graphic, more filmic design choice … This one’s going to be hitting British stores in January, just ahead of the February release of the hardcover Half the World. You can find some […]
Subterranean Press have produced some beautiful editions of my six First Law books already, but they’re cooking up something more than a little bit special for Half a King and its sequels, an oversize 7×10 inch hardcover printed in two colours on 80# Finch (that’s really, really good paper to the layman) and with cover and […]
Call them what you like: Bound Proofs, Galleys, Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), Advance Reader Editions (AREs), Advance Reader Special Editions (ARSEs), they are a staple of the publishing world. Essentially these are not-quite-final versions of the book sent out well before publication, to reviewers that they may have time to review, to other authors that […]
A short while ago I was admiring Brent’s commitment to the cause by getting a full sleeve done First Law style. Ever since I have been positively bombarded by photos of people’s First Law themed tattoos. Well. Two of them. Step forward the chest of James: And the freshly inked forearm of Hayden: Congratulations, fellas, you […]
Some of you may be interested to learn that I’ve put up a little extract from Red Country for your viewing pleasure. You can see it here. Just a brief taster to whet your appetites. And the relevant links should now be live, for those who’ve been complaining… You may have noticed some other long […]