The Trouble With Peace is one of those books that I’ve been waiting on for ages and, fortunately, it didn’t disappoint. I do feel it suffered from being massively over-hyped, but not to the extent that the awesome storytelling of Joe Abercrombie couldn’t save it from that drawback.

I will say that, despite my love for the series, I do feel Abercrombie is somewhat flogging a dead horse with the whole ‘war with the northmen’ thing. They’ve been at war with the north more times than France tried to jockey for world domination. In this one, however, Abercrombie has set it up in a way that makes it feel like it will be going down a different route to some of the other times, at least. Some of the characters within the conflict are fairly unique, which makes it more bearable. Clover, Rikke and Shivers being favorites of mine…

Source: The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review – Swords & Spectres