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Joe Abercrombie: The Collected Works 2 (A new trilogy on the horizon)

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On 30 July 2019 at 10:05 PM, Lord Patrek said:

Yep, those three wars left the Union pretty much broke and woefully unprepared to deal with any other conflict. That's the political backdrop of A Little Hatred.

She is.

The Union's foreign policy is relentlessly aggressive, and Terez obviously has a score to settle with Monza.

Savine Dan Glokta is described as "corrupt and morally bankrupt" - I can't wait to read about her.

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I wonder how well cannon have been integrated into the Union Navy.

If they were in the lead developing the technology, they should’ve had a huge advantage in naval engagements for a good bit. 

Edit: Actually, they seem to be advancing faster than we did at that stage. It seems they should quickly pass over Napoleonic Era type ships and head straight into ironclads.  

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4 hours ago, Lord Patrek said:

Just finished A Little Hatred.

Not as self-contained and satisfying as Best Served Cold, The Heroes, or Red Country, what with it being the first volume in a brand new trilogy, but it sets the stage for plenty of fireworks!

Rejoice, for Lord Grimdark is back and kicking ass!

Review coming soon. . . :)

That's great to hear. Look forward to reading the review.

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I imagine that Glokta's reaction towards revolutionary socialist agitation is to double down on repression.

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I want more Yoru Sulfur, he is one of the most intriguing minor characters I find and I would like more of him.

And just to balance it out, more Ishri. She's still got it, as she would say...

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32 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I want more Yoru Sulfur, he is one of the most intriguing minor characters I find and I would like more of him.

And just to balance it out, more Ishri. She's still got it, as she would say...

I wonder if the unfortunate Aliz Dan Brint will ever be seen again.

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44 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I want more Yoru Sulfur, he is one of the most intriguing minor characters I find and I would like more of him.

And just to balance it out, more Ishri. She's still got it, as she would say...

Only problem is that more "screen time" means more opportunities for bad things to happen in the world of first law.

Ishri or any additional light shined on khalul and the gurkish would be welcome.

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30 minutes ago, red snow said:

Only problem is that more "screen time" means more opportunities for bad things to happen in the world of first law.

Ishri or any additional light shined on khalul and the gurkish would be welcome.

More screen time is indeed more time for bad things to happen, however there are certain characters where that really doesn't worry me - Yoru and Ishri fall I to that category. 

 

Really hoping for more Gurkhul insight too

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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

More screen time is indeed more time for bad things to happen, however there are certain characters where that really doesn't worry me - Yoru and Ishri fall I to that category. 

 

Really hoping for more Gurkhul insight too

True, Yoru has done some shitty things so some karmic payback probably fair.

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5 hours ago, SeanF said:

I imagine that Glokta's reaction towards revolutionary socialist agitation is to double down on repression.

Well, let's just say that he's not too keen to let this shit fly. . . ;)

2 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I want more Yoru Sulfur, he is one of the most intriguing minor characters I find and I would like more of him.

We do see him in a number of scenes. And yes, shit seems to follow him.

1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Really hoping for more Gurkhul insight too

Not much in that department, other than loads of refugees running away from the war and people of the Union not happy with all these problem-ridden brown faces now plaguing their cities.

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11 minutes ago, Lord Patrek said:

Well, let's just say that he's not too keen to let this shit fly. . . ;)

We do see him in a number of scenes. And yes, shit seems to follow him.

Not much in that department, other than loads of refugees running away from the war and people of the Union not happy with all these problem-ridden brown faces now plaguing their cities.

You tease you!

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20 hours ago, Lord Patrek said:

Well, let's just say that he's not too keen to let this shit fly. . . ;)

We do see him in a number of scenes. And yes, shit seems to follow him.

Not much in that department, other than loads of refugees running away from the war and people of the Union not happy with all these problem-ridden brown faces now plaguing their cities.

i'd rather go in totally blind, any chance you can spoiler tag stuff from now on?

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15 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

i'd rather go in totally blind, any chance you can spoiler tag stuff from now on?

I apologise for posting a spoiler earlier, which was rightly deleted.

But, it's not spoiling that much to guess what Glokta (or Ardee or Savine) would  think about socialist revolutionaries.

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Whatever people want. There will never be any true spoilers, have no fear.

I could also just stop responding to posts if that's what the majority prefers.

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20 minutes ago, Lord Patrek said:

Whatever people want. There will never be any true spoilers, have no fear.

I could also just stop responding to posts if that's what the majority prefers.

Please continue.  I'm on tenterhooks.

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The talk here questioning the upcoming sales figures surprises me a bit... I would think that anyone who had read his stuff so far would be equally excited for the new releases.

I know he is a huge hit on these forums (that's where I found him long ago) but what kind of sales figures did he hit?  How did he compare with the other hot releases around that time like Lynch et al?  Could @Werthead shed some light on that?

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51 minutes ago, Rhom said:

The talk here questioning the upcoming sales figures surprises me a bit... I would think that anyone who had read his stuff so far would be equally excited for the new releases.

I know he is a huge hit on these forums (that's where I found him long ago) but what kind of sales figures did he hit?  How did he compare with the other hot releases around that time like Lynch et al?  Could @Werthead shed some light on that?

Wert's SFF sales list has Joe Abercrombie at 5 million + books sold.  Which is listed as well above Lynch, although somehow I think that Lynch's number is significantly out of date. 

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1 minute ago, Maithanet said:

Wert's SFF sales list has Joe Abercrombie at 5 million + books sold.  Which is listed as well above Lynch, although somehow I think that Lynch's number is significantly out of date. 

Joe has seven (?) more novels than Lynch too... which is why I wonder about the discussion about whether he can still sell or not.  :dunno: 

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I know Sharp Ends had an announced 50,000 first print run, per Publisher's Weekly. 

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