Joe Abercrombie, author of the fabulously gritty fantasy novels The First Law Trilogy, Best Served Cold and The Heroes, will be at Waterstones Piccadilly on 18th October to celebrate the release of his new book, Red Country.
If you haven't read any of Joe's books before, shame on you. Grim, cynical and brimming with dark humour and breathless action, Abercrombie's writing is engaging and fast-paced and his characters are not to be trifled with. You can check out my review of Joe's first book, The Blade Itself, here.
I don't know much about Red Country yet, because I've been avoiding rumours and reviews like the plague, but fans have been waiting for it in itchy anticipation all year so be sure to book well in advance so you don't miss out. Tickets are £5, or £3 with a Waterstones loyalty or NUS card. The event starts at 7pm but I'm planning on getting there early to avoid being trampled by ruthless Abercrombie-lovers for the best seat.
I have been to another Joe Abercrombie event this year, which Fantasy Faction set up at Blackwell's with Peter V Brett (author of the Demon Cycle series) and Myke Cole (debut author of Shadow-Ops: Control Point), and as well as being a genuinely nice guy, he is an insightful and engaging speaker who clearly really cares about his work and his readers.
The event will be an "In Conversation" where fans can listen to all the ins and outs of how Joe has created his bestselling worlds, followed by a Q&A and a signing, in Piccadilly's impressive fiction department on the first floor. I have my ticket already. I look forward to seeing you there.