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Half a World by Joe Abercrombie
  

Half a World

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The sequel to Half a King this next instalment takes us beyond the Kingdoms of the Shattered Sea on another epic journey. I believe it stands alone well enough but you always get more from a series by starting at the beginning. It is character-led fantasy set in a Viking style kingdom in danger of invasion. One ship’s crew journeys south in search of allies and encounters an exciting amount of obstacles along the way. Full of snappy one-line bits of wisdom and lots of fighting it is proper old-fashioned adventure and a joy to read. Joe Abercrombie is a known master of the genre so check out his other work as well.

If you like Joe Abercrombie you might also like to read books by David Gemmell, George R. R. Martin and Richard Morgan.

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Half a World by Joe Abercrombie

'Grabbed me and refused to let go' George R.R. Martin 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 murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. SOMETIMES A WOMAN BECOMES A WARRIOR Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. 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 her gruelling journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure in his eyes and hers, he has one chance at redemption. AND WEAPONS ARE MADE FOR ONE PURPOSE Will Thorn forever be a tool in the hands of the powerful or can she carve her own path? Is there a place beyond legend for a woman with a blade?

Reviews

'Grips like a bear hug, warms like a bear skin'
Daily Mail

'My favorite Abercrombie book yet'
Patrick Rothfuss

'Enthralling. An up-all-night read'
Robin Hobb

'Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work'
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

'Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else'
Guardian

'Another great tale from a master'
Sun

'Joe Abercrombie is fast becoming my favourite writer.'
DEREK LANDY

About the Author

Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster on the last day of 1974, the son of an English teacher and a sociologist. He spent much of his youth in imaginary worlds, and left school with a good idea of how to make stuff up. He moved to the big city, learned to brew tea, and ended up as a TV editor, working on documentaries, events and concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. But in the darkness of the night he was still making stuff up, and his first book, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He now lives in Bath with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy and makes stuff up full-time.

Author photo © Lou Abercrombie

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Joe Abercrombie

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ISBN

9780007550234

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