A Little Hatred (First Law World, #8)
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…

A Little Hatred (First Law World, #8) Details

TitleA Little Hatred (First Law World, #8)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 19th, 2019
PublisherGollancz
ISBN-139780575095878
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Novels, Adult, High Fantasy

A Little Hatred (First Law World, #8) Review

  • Robin Hobb
    January 1, 1970
    First, the usual caveats. I received an advance copy of this book, free, from the publishers. And I consider Joe Abercrombie a friend. I do not think that affects my review of this book.Joe Abercrombie continues to do what he does best. He sets up a very large chess board, with multiple pieces. Often several pieces are in motion at the same time, and as always, the pieces are all the same color. It is truly up to the reader to decide which faction they will cheer for, as the characters continue First, the usual caveats. I received an advance copy of this book, free, from the publishers. And I consider Joe Abercrombie a friend. I do not think that affects my review of this book.Joe Abercrombie continues to do what he does best. He sets up a very large chess board, with multiple pieces. Often several pieces are in motion at the same time, and as always, the pieces are all the same color. It is truly up to the reader to decide which faction they will cheer for, as the characters continue to defy the 'good' or 'bad' labels. This is a tale of brute force and subtle magic set in a world on the cusp of an industrial revolution. Buckle your seat belts for this one.A few things I will tell you up front. If you've never read any of Abercrombie's books, you can still jump right into his world with this one. There is just enough back story for each setting to make it real; never a mind-numbing re-chewing of events from a previous book. There are numerous characters. Some get a chance to reveal their point of view. Others keep their thoughts to themselves and let us judge for ourselves what they are pondering. Now, if you have read Joe's other books set in this world, you are in for a richer experience as familiar names, rivalries, hatreds and alliances are renewed, evolve and dissolve in this volume. The characters are memorable. Even with a large cast, I never had to fumble back to recall who was who, and what was going on. A Little Hatred is not a gentle book. Characters are shown at their best and their worst, and the full spectrum of what some are capable of can be appalling. This is a vivid and jolting tale. The fantasy elements of the book are subtle, the magic scarce and yet utterly essential to the plot.
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  • Nicholas Eames
    January 1, 1970
    Yep, this was as awesome as I'd hoped it would be. Witty, bloody, and fun. Phenomenal characters abound, and it sets the stage for even grander things to come.
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    January 1, 1970
    There is now a cover! Time to get excited! I hope Logan is back.
  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!
  • david y biblioflick
    January 1, 1970
    What we know so far. . . and that's [still] not the cover btw, hoping we see it soon - perhaps on the next update.Cover Copy: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 What we know so far. . . and that's [still] not the cover btw, hoping we see it soon - perhaps on the next update.Cover Copy: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. . .Publication Date: 19 September 2019 (UK and possibly US)The first book in the new trilogy, set in the First Law World.(Second book: The Trouble with Peace, Third book: The Beautiful Machine)7 POVs - 4 males, 3 females, split into 3 parts (maybe)Takes place (mostly) in the Union and the North and 30 years (or so) after the first trilogy - industrial phasePolitics, war, danger, hangings, BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!
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  • Unseen Library
    January 1, 1970
    For this week’s edition of Waiting on Wednesday, I check out what has to be one of the most anticipated upcoming fantasy novels of 2019, A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. A Little Hatred will be the first book in the new The Age of Madness trilogy, which will follow up Abercrombie’s iconic grimdark fantasy trilogy, The First Law trilogy.The First Law trilogy, released between 2006 and 2008, was an epic trilogy that has long been considered the gold standard of the grimdark fantasy genre. Featu For this week’s edition of Waiting on Wednesday, I check out what has to be one of the most anticipated upcoming fantasy novels of 2019, A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. A Little Hatred will be the first book in the new The Age of Madness trilogy, which will follow up Abercrombie’s iconic grimdark fantasy trilogy, The First Law trilogy.The First Law trilogy, released between 2006 and 2008, was an epic trilogy that has long been considered the gold standard of the grimdark fantasy genre. Featuring several memorable but incredibly flawed main characters, this trilogy was an outstanding piece of fantasy fiction that featured some truly dark moments, including brutal deaths, numerous torture sequences, berserk rages and magical cannibals. Since the original trilogy’s end, Abercrombie has expanded out his fantasy universe with three standalone novels, Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country, all of which were set after the events of The First Law trilogy and featured a number of characters from the original books.I only got into The First Law trilogy a few years ago, but I found myself quite enjoying this outstanding grimdark adventure and the excellent characters that Abercrombie created. The First Law trilogy is very unique, and I am quite intrigued to see how the author will continue his work. The Age of Madness trilogy will be set nearly 30 years after the events of The First Law trilogy, and will apparently follow several new characters, including the children of some of the characters from the previous books.I like the sound of some of the plot points being explored in this book. The idea of the world advancing into a more industrial age could have some interesting potential, and it will be interesting to see how this world’s devastating magic will play a part in it. I also like the sound of the characters involved in this book. While some of the characters sound new and unattached to other books in the series, several have connections to the original trilogy and some of the other books in the series. I most like the sound of Savine dan Glokta, the daughter of one of the best characters from the original series, Inquisitor Glokta, and I will love to see how someone raised by the ruthless inquisitor will handle the business world. I also like that Bayaz, the First of the Magi, is returning once again. He was a fantastic, if morally challenged, character, as well as an ace manipulator, so it will be good to see him pull the strings again in this book, and maybe he will get some just deserts in this series. It will also be interesting to see where some of the original characters from The First Law series ended up, and whether they are still alive. The original series left some storylines for these characters open and I am curious to see if they will be resolved in this new trilogy.Overall, A Little Hatred sounds like it will be an amazing start to this new storyline in Abercrombie’s dark fantasy universe, and I will be interested to see how it goes. This book currently has a release date of 17 September 2019, with the following two books in the trilogy being released in September 2020 and 2021. I am planning to review The First Law trilogy as part of my Throwback Thursday series in the next couple of weeks, and I will have to check out the three standalone books in the universe to see how the story progresses in the years between The First Law trilogy and A Little Hatred. Hopefully I will able to get through all three of them before September, and I look forward to experiencing more of this first-rate grimdark fantasy tale.For other interesting reviews, check out my blog at:https://unseenlibrary.com/
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  • Sarah (A French Girl)
    January 1, 1970
    Excited for this one. But I hope it will break from the usual Abercrombie fare of every character being an awful person for the sake of being awful and phony grimness. It was fun when I read the First Law trilogy, but I got very bored of it when I delved into the Shattered Sea. I also hope that some of the old characters would have finally grown up.
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  • Janday
    January 1, 1970
    Blood, sex, drugs, money, power...What do you mean there aren't another 600 pages? 4.5/5 (Fuller review closer to pub date)I read an early digital manuscript I obtained as an employee of Hachette Book Group.
  • Matt
    January 1, 1970
    Haven’t even read it yet but I already know what I’m going to rate it
  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    I am now only living for the 19th September!Sooooooooo excited!
  • Nyla Nambi
    January 1, 1970
    APOLLO CRUISE control over the past two years
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