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Cover reveal: a great new look for Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie needs no introduction. He’s the Sunday Times bestselling author of Red Country, The Heroes, Best Served Coldand The First Law Trilogy. His novels have been praised by authors as varied as George R. R. Martin:

‘Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold is a bloody and relentless epic of vengeance and obsession in the grand tradition, a kind of splatterpunk sword ‘n sorcery Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas by way of Moorcock. His cast features tyrants and torturers, a pair of poisoners, a serial killer, a treacherous drunk, a red-handed warrior and a blood-soaked mercenary captain. And those are the good guys . . .The battles are vivid and visceral, the action brutal, the pace headlong, and Abercrombie piles the betrayals, reversals, and plot twists one atop another to keep us guessing how it will all come out. This is his best book yet.’

And Lev Grossman:

‘[The Heroes is] a magnificent, richly entertaining account of a single three-day battle – complete with balletic Kurosawan violence – that leaves behind no heroes, only survivors.’

You can read an extract from The Heroes or watch the trailer on the blog.

This month we’re delighted to be publishing two brand new editions of both Best Served Cold and The Heroes, making the stunning US artwork available in the UK. They’re dramatic, full of movement, attitude and violence – much like the books! Do not fear, if you love the original covers they are still available, but we love these covers from Gene Mollica and Lauren Panepinto too, and can’t wait to see them hit the shelves!