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Half the World (Shattered Sea) - Joe Abercrombie
Half the World (Shattered Sea)
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New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie’s thrilling new 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.”Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War.   Thorn... show more
New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie’s thrilling new 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.”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 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
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780804178426 (0804178429)
ASIN: 0804178429
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Autumn Lupin Books
Autumn Lupin Books rated it
4.0 Half the World (Shattered Sea)
4.5 stars. Started off slow, but like the first of the series, had a good, solid ending.
kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it
There's not much that can grab and hold my attention for prolonged periods in this age of sensory overload. I love it when you scratch the side of your nose and realize that you've been utterly engrossed in a book for about twenty or thirty pages, totally oblivious to the fact that you've walked ont...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 Half the World - Joe Abercrombie
Hot on the heels of my review of the previous book in this trilogy, Half a King, I've now finished the second book of the series. When I posted my review of that book, one of my friends said I'd probably enjoy this book better than the previous one and she was right. Half the World starts shortly ...
Soze Says
Soze Says rated it
3.5 Half the World review
Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie, say he ca- No, wait. Wrong series. Though you might be hard-pressed to know it. Because aside from a lack of offensive language and a slightly downplayed level of violence, Abercrombie's young adult SHATTERED SEA series is pretty damn close to as good as his FIRST ...
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist rated it
4.5 Thoroughly enthralling
I've yet to read a book by Joe Abercrombie that I didn't like. I was initially surprised to find that Yarvi was not the main character in this installment, but he is a supporting character, and an extremely important one at that. I actually realized I enjoyed not knowing what was going on in Yarvi...
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