Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercombie returns to the world of the First Law with the first in a brand-new trilogy, A Little Hatred.
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…
“Highly recommended – a funny, finely-wrought, terrifically energetic work of high fantasy. Seek it out” (Joe Hill).
Join us in Bath for a truly special evening to celebrate the publication of A Little Hatred, where Joe Abercrombie will share insights into how he writes, the world of the First Law and his thoughts on the fantasy genre.