Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings). His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world. His novels have been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Awards, John W. Campbell Award and the David Gemmell Legend Awards. His covers are also award winning, and have won both the David Gemmell Legend Award and the World Fantasy Award for best artwork. Joe formerly worked as a freelance film editor and is now a full time writer who lives in Bath with his family. Follow @LordGrimdark on twitter for more information, or visit www.joeabercrombie.com.
Abercrombie continues to do what he does best . . . Buckle your seat belts for this one -- Robin Hobb A Little Hatred is Abercrombie at his very best: witty, wise, and whip-smart. Masterfully plotted, the story begins at a simmer and soon boils over. Best of all, however, is the sprawling cast of morally ambiguous, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, arse-scratching, unwittingly heroic characters, who are written with the stark and savage honesty Joe does so well. I had high hopes for this book, and it exceeded them all. * Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD * Brutal, unforgiving, and terribly fun. Everything awesome readers have come to expect from Joe Abercrombie. * Brian McClellan, author of SINS OF EMPIRE * Abercrombie squeezes your heart till it matches his beat. No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie * Pierce Brown * My heart raced, my jaw dropped multiple times and I was left astonished! Say one thing for Abercrombie, say his books should come with a health warning! * The Fantasy Hive * I had insanely high expectations for the sequel. But The Trouble with Peace met pretty much all of them. * The Fantasy Inn * Brutal, grim, and often so very compelling, The Trouble with Peace is a totally unputdownable grimdark story * I Should Read That * I thoroughly enjoyed this new addition to the Abercrombie canon - lots of action as always, with a wry humour and plenty of intrigue * Ramblingmads * The Trouble with Peace is effortlessly brilliant. Joe Abercrombie has created something truly amazing and I can't wait for the next book * The Bookbeard's Blog * Clever dialogue and sharp humour...Without a doubt one of my favourite books of 2020 * The Bibliophile Chronicles * Memorable characters, spellbindingly ferocious action, twists that scare a pretzel and gallows humour to die for, The Trouble with Peace mauls expectations to serve up a sublime sequel that's even better than it's showstopper of a predecessor * Novel Notions * It's smart. It's witty. This is an absolutely top-notch work of fantasy * Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews * The first book in this new series was great. This is even better...one of my books of the year * SFF World * The Trouble with Peace is a magnificent read that will leave fans begging for more * Starburst * 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 When it comes to blood and guts in fantasy - there's nobody better versed than Joe Abercrombie. * The Sun * Joe Abercrombie is a master of the genre * Lev Grossman * Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out -- Joe Hill