The Wisdom of Crowds US Cover

May 20th, 2021

And Orbit’s hardcover of The Wisdom of Crowds in the US will look something like this:

As with the other books in the series, art by Sam Weber and design by Lauren Panepinto. The three of us did a little event yesterday to celebrate, talking about the design process and answering some audience questions. You can watch the recording over here. Obviously it’s a continuing development of the theme, with colours harking back to their editions of the First Law. Here’s the whole series together:

A handsome group indeed….

The book’ll be out I believe September 14th in the US, just a couple of days before the UK release, in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook read by the incomparable Steven Pacey.

Posted in announcements, artwork, news by Joe Abercrombie on May 20th, 2021.

4 comments so far

  • Jordan Kimball says:

    Oh boy I can’t contain my excitement!

  • Josh from Texas says:

    Hi Joe,

    *reposted comment more appropriate to this blog update*

    Absolutely buzzing for the next book to come out, and still pushing your novels on any friend that asks for a must read.

    Also, as excited as I am for The Wisdom of Crowds, I admit to being a bit sad that it’s the end of the First Law realm in sight… from what you’ve let on anyway.

    Wouldn’t be possible to have another pseudo trilogy of standalone novels for the new generation would there?

    I for one think that’d be a damn solid idea! You know, some fun new spin offs before the third “formal” trilogy gets underway.

    No pressure! Honestly just deeply enjoy getting lost in your books and hope the trips back to the realm of the First Law never end.

    Side note/question – the newest US covers for the original trilogy are red, blue and yellow… and the covered for Age of Madness so far are red, blue, and I’m assuming yellow to keep the theme.

    Is there any thought to releasing covers of the standalone novels in the same color scheme and art style? Would look amazing with the full set!

    Appreciate all you do and the updates you provide, you’re truly one of the greats, and my all time favorite fantasy author.

    Cheers!

  • Perry Taliaferro says:

    When will I be able to preorder this audiobook in the U.S. through Audible? I am only keeping my audible active to preorder this book. Help? Thank you 🙂

  • Wombat of Hoskopp says:

    @Perry Taliaferro
    Got mine on order via Audible UK a few weeks ago so give it another go. Not sure if you can keep unspent credits while pausing membership (you lose them if you stop, as you probably know), but might also be worth looking into.
    I much prefer the UK covers – too historical and ‘1776’ for the US market? Though you’d think that’d be a selling point…
    Old Sticks for the chop? I do at least hope he goes out in style. And this can’t be in the end. It just can’t. The end is Ferro and Casamir ‘dan Shenkt’ (yeah, right) taking out Bayaz and Khalul and everyone basking in the rosy glow of a typical Abercrombie happy ending, surely.

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