The Trouble With Peace: Book Two Signed Edition - The Age of Madness (Hardback)Joe Abercrombie (author)
Conspiracy and betrayal run rampant in this energetic piece of high octane fantasy, the second instalment in Abercrombie’s magnificent The Age of Madness trilogy.
Signed Edition with exclusive extra content. A standard edition is available here.
Second in the Age Of Madness trilogy, The Trouble With Peace is the next instalment of a series which is revolutionising fantasy . . .
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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
'Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out' - Joe Hil
'The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters. I like them so much that when I got to the end of the second book and found out the third book wasn't going to be out in the US for another three months, I experienced a fit or rage, then a fit of depression, then I ate some lunch and had a bit of lay down' - Patrick Rothfuss on the First Law trilogy
Abercrombie squeezes your heart till it matches his beat. No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie' - Pierce Brown
'Brutal, unforgiving, and terribly fun. Everything awesome readers have come to expect from Joe Abercrombie.' - Brian McClellan, author of Sins of Empire
'Abercrombie continues to do what he does best . . . Buckle your seat belts for this one' - Robin Hobb
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“Brilliantly plotted, wry humour and vivid battle scenes”
The trouble with peace is that you have to go to war to keep it.
On the one side is the reluctant new king, who begrudgingly accepts his birthright and tries to do the right thing for his people. His opponent is... More
“Must-read for any fan of Grimdark”
While it took me a very long time to get settled with A Little Hatred, I enjoyed The Trouble With Peace far more from the start and found it extremely compelling – I ended up reading the five hundred page novel in two... More
“Once again, Joe Abercrombie has written another must-read book!”
The Trouble with Peace is the second book in the Age of Madness series, and follows on immediately after the events of the first book, A Little Hatred.
In The Trouble with Peace, wars are fought on the battlefield... More
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