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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Abercrombie Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shattered Sea Series Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781490618692
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“I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.”

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

The deceived will become the deceiver.

Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

The betrayed will become the betrayer.

Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

Will the usurped become the usurper?

But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began—in twists, and traps, and tragedy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”

    George R. R. Martin

  • Half a King is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and that’s saying something.”

    Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Wise Man’s Fear

  • “As in all Abercrombie’s books, friends turn out to be enemies, enemies turn out to be friends; the line between good and evil is murky indeed; and nothing goes quite as we expect. With eye-popping plot twists and rollicking good action, Half a King is definitely a full adventure.”

    Rick Riordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Pyramid

  • “Enthralling! An up-all-night read.”

    Robin Hobb,  New York Times bestselling author of City of Dragons

  • “Superb…Abercrombie’s stellar prose style and clever plot twists will be sure to please both adult and teen readers.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A vivid cast of characters and plenty of action and high adventure.”

    Library Journal

  • “The world building here is complete and convincing, and the characters are arresting in their all-too-human nature.”

    Booklist

  • “The story is well-handled…and the plot moves briskly and plausibly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, July 2014
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About the Author
Author Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Country and the First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. He is a full-time writer and freelance film editor who lives in Bath, England, with his wife and three children.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.