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A Little Hatred : Book One

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Introducing a cast of unforgettable new characters, A LITTLE HATRED is the start of a brand new trilogy set in the world of the First Law which will have you gripped from the very start . . .

War. Politics. Revolution.
The Age of Madness has arrived . . .

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another . . .
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 46mm | 720g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575095865
  • 9780575095861
  • 862

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A new epic saga of war and power set in a world where the industrial age is rising . . . With expert craft, Abercrombie lays the groundwork for another thrilling trilogy * Publishers Weekly starred review * Rife with emotion with wit to spare, both honed to an effortlessly fine edge. A Little Hatred is the joy of watching a master of the craft with his tools at their sharpest * Sam Sykes, author of Seven Blades of Black * 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 * Gripping and intriguing. * STARBURST MAGAZINE * Abercrombie has created one of the most magnificent, unforgettable casts of characters to ever grace the pages of a fantasy book * Grimdark Magazine * This book is exceptional. Indisputably, spectacularly, criminally good. Clever, funny, and packed with cutting commentary, it's well worth the wait. * FANTASY BOOK REVIEW * Joe Abercrombie's powerful voice raises the bar in any literary genre. Fantasy fans are beyond fortunate he chose this one * Myke Cole, author of The Armored Saint * Rife with emotion with wit to spare, both honed to an effortlessly fine edge. A Little Hatred is the joy of watching a master of the craft with his tools at their sharpest * Sam Sykes, author of Seven Blades of Black * A new epic saga of war and power set in a world where the industrial age is rising . . . With expert craft, Abercrombie lays the groundwork for another thrilling trilogy * Publishers Weekly starred review * Joe Abercrombie writes with terrifying wit, humour and heart * Ben Aaronovitch * Witty, bloody and fun. * NICHOLAS EAMES * 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 A tale of brute force and subtle magic set in a world on the cusp of an industrial revolution . . . a vivid and jolting tale. * ROBIN HOBB * Highly recommended - a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out -- Joe Hill
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About Joe Abercrombie

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.
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