‘Grabbed me and refused to let go’ George R.R. Martin
SOMETIMES A GIRL IS TOUCHED BY MOTHER WAR
Thorn lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill.
SOMETIMES A GIRL BECOMES A WARRIOR
Fate traps her in the schemes of Father Yarvi, sending her across half the world to seek allies against the ruthless High King.
SOMETIMES A WARRIOR BECOMES A WEAPON
Beside her 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
Must Thorn be a tool in other hands or can she carve her own path? Is there a place beyond legend for a woman with a blade?
'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
‘A magnificent, captivating world.’ James Dashner of MAZE RUNNER
About the author
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.
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Best out of the series
Half a king 4/5
Half the world 5/5
Half a war 3.5/5
This book is by far the strongest in the series in my opinion, the two main characters are complete opposites and have fresh thoughts on certain situations but still remain complete opposite to each other.
The shattered sea trilogy came off to a decent start and this book is an incredible build up to the finale which in my opinion was quite a disappointment.
One thing all the novels lack is a scenic description which makes it hard for the reader to envision the place the characters are in and then when the destination and surrounding is finally described it's completely different to the readers imagination.
Of course it's good!
Half the world
Abercrombie writes of fallible heroes, cunning manipulators and ordinary folk in extraordinary circumstances. In my view he is the best by a mile. Traditional plots are wonderfully twisted. Read this and then follow the trail to the gold mine that is/ r the rest of his books