The wisdom of crowds / Joe Abercrombie.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||SF ABE (Text)||33500013466909||New||Checked out||10/28/2021|
|Moorhead Public Library||SF ABE (Text)||33500013466917||New||Checked out||11/03/2021|
- ISBN: 9780316187244
- ISBN: 0316187240
- Physical Description: 519 pages ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: the Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of crowds. With nothing left to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new age, while Citizeness Savine must turn her talents from profit to survival before she can claw her way to redemption. Orso will find that when the world is turned upside down, no one is lower than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and her fragile Protectorate are running out of allies . . . while Black Calder gathers his forces and plots his vengeance. The banks have fallen, the sun of the Union has been torn down, and in the darkness behind the scenes, the threads of the Weaver's ruthless plan are slowly being drawn together...
From the New York Times best-selling author of "A Little Hatred" comes a stunning fantasy novel that finds the world in an unstoppable revolution where heroes have nothing left to lose as darkness and destruction overtake everything.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
In the beginning of Abercrombie's pitch-black conclusion to his Age of Madness trilogy (after The Trouble with Peace, 2020), the People's Army has stormed Adua, the seat of King Orso's power, and freedom from tyranny is nigh. Or is it? Certainly Abercrombie offers no surety as the common people's revolution descends into the violence, greed, injustice, and hypocrisy that characterized its prior government. While Orso offers incisive, acerbic commentary from prison, those leading the Great Change legitimize mob justice, sham trials, barbaric executions, and erratic laws. Savine and Leo, from traitors to heroes again, strategize to avoid the noose and perhaps prosper in this volatile political environment, while in the North, Rikkie opposes Black Calder for final control. In the books' culminating scenes, a series of bitter, heartbreaking betrayals reveals the long-reaching machinations of the Weaver and, on a grander scale, the First of the Magi. Abercrombie's fans will be satisfied with this morally complex conclusion in which even the victorious few know that, in the end, "[e]very victory turns out to be just another defeat." Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster in 1974, spent much of his youth in imaginary worlds, and left school with a good idea of how to make stuff up. After graduating from Manchester University he worked as a TV editor, but he never stopped making stuff up, and his first book, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He has since written eight more novels and a collection of stories in his First Law and Shattered Sea series. He lives in Bath with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy, and makes stuff up full-time.
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