The Trouble With Peace UK Cover

May 27th, 2020

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 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.

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.

I for one CANNOT WAIT.  It’s being published on September 15th in the UK, in hardback, ebook, and audio read by Steven Pacey.  You can preorder via this global smart link which should send you to your local retailers, by following the relevant links on its book page, or you can preorder the Waterstones signed edition (including an exclusive short story) over here.

As with A Little Hatred, The US edition from Orbit will have a very different cover treatment but should be available on the same day.  More on that very shortly…

Posted in announcements, artwork, news by Joe Abercrombie on May 27th, 2020.

14 comments so far

  • Dylan says:

    Just pre ordered, can’t wait. Now I’m wondering what the banner will be for the cover of a beautiful machine. Did you decide if you’re going through with the name change?

  • Theo says:

    Great, can’t wait. Love the cover. A Little Hatred was a mesmerizing read, with great new POAs.

    However, what’s with September 15th this year? You are releasing the next novel in the trilogy, JK Rowling is releasing next Cormoran Strike novel and Ken Follett is releasing his Kingsbridge prequel with Vikings; all on the 15th. So much to read. 🙂

  • Alexander Bergenstrå says:

    Woohoo, highlight of the year!
    September couldn’t come soon enough..

  • Logen says:

    Since I was mentioned in nearly every chapter of the previous book, am I actually in this one?

  • Klemen says:

    A Little Hatred’s was alright, but this one is just great. The colors work very well together and the illustration sells it.

    Can’t wait to ruin it with my smudgy fingers.

  • Kaeshan says:

    A Little Hatred was amazing, can’t wait to see what happens next!

  • Roger says:

    Great cover. The first book had the Union’s sun, and now Stour’s wolf. Now I’m left wondering which banner will feature in the final one.

  • Mike Schmidt says:

    Can’t wait! I might have missed it if you said this elsewhere, but is there any update on release date for us folks over in the United States?

  • Gerald All Fingers says:

    Oh God, even the blurb is boring.

  • oakmauler says:

    Not wanting to spoil but bothFerro Maljinn and the prophet Khalul are mentioned but not by name.

  • alec keene says:

    Sadly old Hero’s may be gone, but we have a new crop. Better or worst that’s our future.

  • Neil says:

    Long time fan here. Just finished ‘a little hatred’. Sat outside in the sun yesterday evening chuckling at some of the badinage and annoying my wife by reading her snippets.

    Waited till it was out on paperback as all my other Abercrombie books are in paperback and I like to see them matched on the shelf. Really looking forward to the next book: may have to buy it on Kindle to read before I can get the paperback!

    All the best in these troubled times!

  • Tom Burns says:

    Hey Joe!
    Don’t know if you’ve seen “BARKSKINS” yet, but David Thewlis plays a character that looks EXACTLY like Nicomo Cosca! (how i’ve always thought of him anyway, usually i pictured Geoffrey Rush before now)

  • Chris says:

    Generally I like the new cover, although the rendering of the flag needs more work. The flag looks artificial and bland and doesn’t seem to fit with the scene in the background. The flag’s colour just doesn’t work and I hadn’t realised that the symbol on the flag was a wolf’s head until I had viewed a previous comment. I think the choice of fonts work really well together.

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