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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 book was actually really good. I was slightly surprised at how well I like it, as it was aimed at a younger audience, but I particularly liked how Abercrombie wrote the main... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nightclimber
An entertaining book, but when I read other reviews talking about the richness and deepness of the characters I honestly wonder whether we have read the same book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Alex
Excellent story, Mr Abercrombie at his best. Looks like the start of another cracking series of books. I am hooked.Published 4 days ago by Kevin
A good start to what will be a great series. Really enjoyed the characters and plot of this book.Published 5 days ago by Overload
A great story that works as a standalone but also leaves enough intrigue to make me want to read the next book in the series.Published 11 days ago by Jake Rhodes
Love Joe Abercrombee books, This one is no exception another great read once started hard to put down. Half way through half a World also another great bookPublished 11 days ago by John Murray
One of the best books I've read in a long time. From beginning to end I couldn't put it downPublished 12 days ago by justin bulmer