A Little Hatred – Book One (The Age of Madness)

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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 . . .

Press for A Little Hatred – Book One (The Age of Madness)

robin hobb
‘A tale of brute force and subtle magic set in a world on the cusp of an industrial revolution… a vivid and jolting tale.’
george rr martin
‘Bloody and relentless.’
patrick rothfuss
'The books are good, really good. They pulled me in. Well-developed world. Unique, compelling characters.’
the times
‘There is a gritty edge to his world and an awareness of the human cost of violence that is very contemporary.’
sunday times
‘Twisty plotting and gallows humour.’
lev grossman, wall street journal
‘Imagine Lord of the Rings as directed by Kurosawa.’

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