The Trouble With Peace

560 pages

English language

Published Nov. 13, 2020 by Orion Publishing Group, Limited.

ISBN:
978-0-575-09591-5
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5 stars (19 reviews)

Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion. Peace is just another kind of battlefield...

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way.

For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye . . . before it kills her.

The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply.

The old ways are swept aside, and …

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3 stars

Trouble with the good fight, I find...once the fight starts, the good stops.

This book took a while to get through but not for lack of interest. My blasé sentiments from The Age of Madness #1 are gone and I was on board with everything in this book. Unfortunately my former self didn't do me any favors as some Northmen, regions and allegiances across borders that were mentioned initially were a bit of a blank for me.

That's the thing about blood. King's or commoner's, everyone's looks much the same.

There are definitely nuances and subtleties that I didn't pick up on because of this knowledge gap but that didn't deter me from enjoying the book and am eager to see how the finale plays out. These books demand to be read at a steady pace and my few chapters a day wasn't enough to keep things moving, but the …

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