The Wisdom of Crowds

  • Author Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrator Steven Pacey
  • Publisher Orion
  • Run Time 23 hours and 37 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Fantasy.

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What to expect


‘Dazzlingly gruesome and gripping’ Daily Mail

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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 . . .

Capping off the AGE OF MADNESS trilogy, THE WISDOM OF CROWDS brings the series which is revolutionising fantasy to its stunning conclusion . . .

Critics Review

  • In book three of this dazzlingly gruesome and gripping cycle, Joe Abercrombie does politics much as he handles everything else: with a clear-eyed understanding of the limits of human kindness and the banal depths of evil.

    Daily Mail
  • Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work

    George R. R. Martin
  • No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie

    Pierce Brown
  • Delightfully twisted and evil

    The Guardian
  • Witty, Bloody and fun

    Nicholas Eames
  • A vivid and jolting tale

    Robin Hobb

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