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The Resource Half the world, Joe Abercrombie

Half the world, Joe Abercrombie

Label
Half the world
Title
Half the world
Statement of responsibility
Joe Abercrombie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie's thrilling new 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 Joe Abercrombie's Half a King "Half a King is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and that's saying something."--Patrick Rothfuss "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 "Enthralling! An up-all-night read."--Robin Hobb "Polished and sharp, perhaps his most technically proficient novel yet. I dare you to read the first chapter and try not to turn the next page."--Brent Weeks "Half a King can be summed up in a single word: masterpiece. It's a coming-of-age story. It's a Viking saga. It's a revenge tale and family drama and the return of the prodigal son. But most of all, it's this: a short time alongside people as weak and blundering as we are and, in the midst of it all, as heroic. Far too short a time, as it turns out. What a wonderful book."--Myke Cole "Half a King is full of all the adventure I've come to expect from Abercrombie and a tenderness I never knew he had."--Sam Sykes"--
  • "Set in the same world as Half a King, Half a World follows a new protagonist, Thorn, a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up...and falling in love for the first time"--
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Summary
Fifteen-year-old Thorn, determined to become a king’s soldier, is fighting not just physical opponents, but her world’s social mores. Girls are supposed to desire nothing more than a wealthy husband. Period. Thorn's struggles to achieve her dream make for a riveting read. Second in a series, this book reads very well as a standalone. -- Cynthia Hunt for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361839
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shattered sea
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
Half the world, Joe Abercrombie
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
895500614
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780804178426
Lccn
2014038766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)895500614
Label
Half the world, Joe Abercrombie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
895500614
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780804178426
Lccn
2014038766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)895500614

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