Half a War (Shattered Sea)

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Half A War by Joe Abercrombie is the third book in the Shattered Sea series and continues the saga of Yarvi as he and his kingdom fall into the boiling pit of outright war. Yarvi has come a long way from the boy sold into slavery. Although his crippled hand still marks him as different in his often brutal world, his wits set him apart. And he has joined forces with a girl who will be a warrior at all costs. The saga continues in this page-turner of a fantasy novel that is often compared to George R.R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson.

Joe Abercrombie weaves a gritty, brutal world in this series. Yarvi is a sympathetic character, who grows from a naive boy to a cunning man through these pages. In this third book, we find Yarvi much matured, having faced and overcome much in his years. The book is fast-paced and thrilling, though the repeated use of “Mother This” and “Father That” by way of referring to both the gods and the advisers of kings on earth gets tedious at certain points, but this is a mild criticism in an otherwise adventurous and well-executed book.


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Author Joe Abercrombie
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Del Rey
Publish Date 2015-Jul-28
ISBN 9780804178457
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Issue November 2015
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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