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‘Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else’ Guardian
‘This is my favourite Abercrombie book yet’ PATRICK ROTHFUSS
‘Joe Abercrombie is fast becoming my favourite writer. HALF A KING is a remarkable achievement — thrilling, enthralling, and relentless. The action is frenetic, the characters are as sharp as the blades they wield, and the humour is biting. It's sure to garner him a whole new legion of fans’ DEREK LANDY
‘Perhaps his most technically proficient novel yet, I dare you to read the first chapter and try not to turn the next page. Some wondered if what makes Joe Abercrombie so different would survive the transition to YA. Abercrombie fans, have no fear: Polished and sharp, the un-adult-rated Abercrombie is still unadulterated Abercrombie’ BRENT WEEKS
‘Enthralling. An up-all-night read’ ROBIN HOBB
‘HALF A KING can be summed up in a single word: Masterpiece’ MYKE COLE
‘With eye-popping plot twists and rollicking good action, HALF A KING is definitely a full adventure’ RICK RIORDAN
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.
Nice read and a good start to this series - but definitely not his best book as some others have suggested.Published 15 days ago by crazyirishman
Once againg Abercrombie comes up with the goods, not quite as gritty as his previous books but still a totally absorbing read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Big Six
I have read all of joe Abercrombies books far be it for me to criticise the great man but if I had read this one first I wouldn't be reading another onePublished 25 days ago by peter
Very enjoyable read, not your usual tale of boy becomes hero to save empire. Characters have depth and flaws which make them all so more interesting. Read morePublished 29 days ago by mrogers
A Great read, I am a real fan of Joe Abercrombie's books, looks like it is going to be another excellent seriesPublished 29 days ago by Mr David Foulds