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The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness 2) - Joe Abercrombie

The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness 2) - Joe Abercrombie
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Title: The Trouble with Peace

Author:  Joe Abercrombie

ISBN:  9780575095915

Weight:  990g

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The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

The Trouble with Peace (*****) is Abercrombie delivering what he usually does – a story packed with memorable characters, action and dark humour – but with also more attention to worldbuilding and pace.  A lot happens in a constrained page count (by the standards of the genre) and the pages fly by.  There’s also an increasing, Pratchett-esque attention to fantasy’s oft-unfulfilled potential to reflect the world we live in, making for a smarter and more intelligent book.

The Wertzone

The impressive second epic fantasy of Abercrombie’s Age of Madness trilogy grounds the ongoing power struggles within the Union in issues that resonate with contemporary politics… satisfying plotting and expert subversion of genre expectations are sure to please.  Readers will be gripped.

Publishers Weekly

A masterwork of grimdark fantasy by an author who is one of the finest the genre has to offer.

Grimdark Magazine

Bibliographic Info

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Title The Trouble with Peace
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series The Age of Madness – book 2
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed

On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.

(Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, the phrase ‘Signed by the author’, the name of the imprint, and the month / year of publication.)

Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Gollancz
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9780575095915
ISBN 10 0575095911
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 497
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 45mm
Packed weight 1.153kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photo Lou Abercrombie
Design Tomás Almeida / Orion Books
Jacket photograph Arcangel / Alamy

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