NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "BUZZFEED" ALEX AWARD WINNER "New York Times" bestselling author Joe Abercrombie s thrilling series continues in the follow-up to "Half a King, " which George R. R. Martin hailed as a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.
The Shattered Seas trilogy has worked its way into a very exclusive group of my favorite fantasy novels of all time. James Dashner, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Maze Runner
"Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War."
Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill.
"Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior."
She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.
"Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon."
Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption.
"And weapons are made for one purpose."
Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?
Praise for "Half the World"
An excellent page-turner . . . full of drama and energy. New York "Daily News"
Another entertaining burst of battle, magic and political machinations from the always reliable Joe Abercrombie . . . a thoroughgoing blast, a violent, beautiful rabbit hole of craft that is well worth disappearing into. " Shelf Awareness"
Compelling . . . Thorn] makes Katniss Everdeen look like Dorothy Gale. "Chicago Tribune"
Splendid . . . Abercrombie has a knack for building characters with pathos and wit. . . . The fast-paced story draws readers along while setting up what promises to be an explosive final showdown. "Publishers Weekly"
Clever, exciting and unexpected. " SFF World
Praise for Joe Abercrombie s "Half a King"
"Half a King" is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and that s saying something. Patrick Rothfuss
As in all Abercrombie s books, friends turn out to be enemies, enemies turn out to be friends; the line between good and evil is murky indeed; and nothing goes quite as we expect. With eye-popping plot twists and rollicking good action, "Half a King" is definitely a full adventure. Rick Riordan
Enthralling An up-all-night read. Robin Hobb
Polished and sharp, perhaps his most technically proficient novel yet . . . I dare you to read the first chapter and try not to turn the next page. Brent Weeks
"Half a King" can be summed up in a single word: masterpiece. It s a coming-of-age story. It s a Viking saga. It s a revenge tale and family drama and the return of the prodigal son. But most of all, it s this: a short time alongside people as weak and blundering as we are and, in the midst of it all, as heroic. Far too short a time, as it turns out. What a wonderful book. Myke Cole
"Half a King" is full of all the adventure I ve come to expect from Abercrombie and a tenderness I never knew he had. Sam Sykes"
Half the World
Random House Publishing Group