A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie

A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness, #1)A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, this novel is exactly what I have been waiting on. It was so wonderful getting back into Adua and the bloody north to see how the world has changed. The mixed feelings of nostalgia mixed with the new characters and technological advancements just hit the spot in what I was wanting.
It has been 30 years since the events of Last Arguments of Kings and the world has changed, it’s in the beginning stages of an industrial revolution that is causing strife between classes as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This leads to a resistance movement that government is trying to squash while dealing with full blown war in the north. All of this is portrayed in the typical Abercrombie fashion grim and bloody.
We also have a handful of new to learn. Rikke born with the long sight, is learning how to use and interpret her gift for seeing the future. Savine Dan Glokta daughter of Sand Dan Glokta the feared Arch Lector of the House of Questions. She is a socialite, and an investor trying to prove that a woman can do more than a man. Leo Dan Brock is the son of a noble and the leader of the forces in the north, trying to stop the war. We also get to see some old favorites come back into the story Caul Shivers, Bayaz, and Jezal just to name a few
Overall this book is a grim telling of a country marching into the future with new technology while dealing with internal rebellion and war to the north. This tale was worth the wait and I am so excited to see where the story goes from here.


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