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.