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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.
This is one of the most frustrating books I have ever read... it has all the attributes to being a fantastic book... but instead it falls well short. Read morePublished 5 days ago by D. C. Marchant
Big fan on Joe Abercrombie's work. His characters have a grit and fallibility about them that is hard to create and maintain.Published 6 days ago by Tim
Really enjoyed this novel. The author was unknown to me but shall look out for more of these.Published 12 days ago by Mrs. Wendy M. Hardy
‘Half a King’ is the first book of the new trilogy, ‘The Shattered Sea’, by Joe Abercrombie. Known for his ‘The First Law’ trilogy, and now spoken about as one of the most... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Clay R. Haase
Not just for kids! Great, straightforward coming of age book that is great for all ages. No where near as dark and gritty as the blade itself, but the moral questions asked of the... Read morePublished 14 days ago by miamibigal
I had read "Half The World" first of all because "Half A King" was unobtainable. I was not particularly impressed! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Normiesladdie
I picked up this book with abit of trepidation, i had enjoyed the first law trilogy greatly but i was unsure how abercrombie's style would translate into a book for young adults. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Scotsunflower
Another great from Joe Abercrombie. Fantasy Vikings, revenge and dark humour, a must for all First Law fans. Seriously gripping.Published 21 days ago by Ra Leigh