Half a King - Shattered Sea 1 (Paperback)Joe Abercrombie (author)
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A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.
`Grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.
Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.
But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi's path may end as it began - in twists, and traps and tragedy...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
`Enthralling. An up-all-night read' Robin Hobb
`My favorite Abercrombie book yet' Patrick Rothfuss
'Grips like a bear hug, warms like a bear skin' Daily Mail
`Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else' Guardian
`Remarkable - thrilling, enthralling, and relentless' Derek Landy
`A magnificent, captivating world.' James Dashner of MAZE RUNNER
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