Waiting on Wednesday 06/10/20

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie (September 15, 2020 by Orbit)

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this one a lot today, as the US cover was revealed earlier in the week. I think I will always be a little obsessed with Joe Abercrombie, because seeing his name on an upcoming release always gives me a flutter of excitement in my chest, and that’s not even accounting for the fact I loved the first book in the series.

“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.”

26 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 06/10/20”

  1. I’ve still yet to try Joe Abercrombie. I keep reading great things about his work, so I’ve picked up a few of his ebooks, just need to sit down and read one. Where do you think is the best place to start, The Blade Itself?

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    • That’s probably the best place to start! Most of his books set in this world build upon that trilogy, including this one. I also highly recommend Red Country (it’s my favorite of his books so far) which is a standalone, but it would also be much more meaningful having read The First Law trilogy first 🙂

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    • Yep! This is the second book of a new trilogy (of at least I think it’ll be a trilogy :D) that is the sequel series to The First Law. It takes place a generation or so later, starring a new set of protagonists, but a lot of old names show up or are mentioned 🙂

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    • Yeah, it’s all the standalones set in the world too! The good news is that there’s only the first trilogy and the first book of this new one to read if you want to catch up to The Trouble With Peace 🙂

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