New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie’s thrilling series continues in the follow-up to Half a King, which George R. R. Martin hailed as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”
Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War.
Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill.
Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior.
She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland’s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.
Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon.
Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption.
And weapons are made for one purpose.
Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?
Praise for Half the World
“An excellent page-turner…full of drama and energy.” –New York Daily News
“Another entertaining burst of battle, magic and political machinations from the always reliable Joe Abercrombie…a thoroughgoing blast, a violent, beautiful rabbit hole of craft that is well worth disappearing into.” –Shelf Awareness
“Splendid…Abercrombie has a knack for building characters with pathos and wit…The fast-paced story draws readers along while setting up what promises to be an explosive final showdown.” –Publishers Weekly
“Clever, exciting and unexpected.” –SFF World