Half a War

Half a War

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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.


`Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN


WORDS ARE WEAPONS


Princess Skara has seen all she loved turned to ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade.


ONLY HALF A WAR IS FOUGHT WITH SWORDS


The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. But now he faces the greatest army since the elves made war on God.


SOMETIMES ONE MUST FIGHT EVIL WITH EVIL


Some - like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith - are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others - like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver - would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 350g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007550286
  • 9780007550289
  • 99,999

Review quote

`Like GAME OF THRONES on an adrenaline drip. A full-throated war cry of a novel' Daily Mail


`The perfect end to an outstanding trilogy' SFX


`Grabbed me and refused to let go' George R.R. Martin


'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
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About Joe Abercrombie

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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Rating details

19,665 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 30% (5,833)
4 47% (9,147)
3 20% (4,017)
2 3% (584)
1 0% (84)
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