Announcing: Joe Abercrombie’s “The First Law”

Joe Abercrombie announcment

It’s been a little while since I gave a proper update, and there is good reason for that as i’ve been very busy behind the scenes.

I’m incredibly pleased and proud to announce that Curious King’s first published book/series will be Joe Abercrombie’sFirst Law” trilogy, starting with The Blade Itself! This is one of my all time favourite series, a masterpiece of modern fiction with some of the best characterisation in the genre.

There will no doubt be plenty of questions about the project, and I’ll try and cover a few off below – but please be aware it’s still early in the process:

Tommy Arnold will be producing art for the series, which I’m very excited about as Tommy’s work is outstanding and has worked on some incredible books for Subterranean Press and numerous other publishers. 

There will be 3 states for each book; each edition will be letterpress printed.

  • Lettered (26 copies)
  • Numbered (150 copies)
  • Standard. (500 copies)

The books will be published individually with the first installment “The Blade Itself” arriving in 2022. Joe and Tommy will sign both the lettered and numbered edition, with the standard carrying Tommy’s signature.

I hope to take pre-orders in November, but this will depend on a number of things, so may well slip until the new year.

For clarity, owners of our rebind of Ready Player One will have rights to the lettered edition of this book/series. Our numbered and standard editions will have rights to books 2 and 3 in the series.

I aim to release more information soon, and hope this is well received. I’m over the moon with Joe’s involvement and can’t believe he’s allowing me to tinker with his incredible series.