Half a War (The Shattered Sea #3) - Joe Abercrombie 7.06   55

New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.”

Words are weapons.

Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge.

Only half a war is fought with swords.

The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king’s minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head — a man who worships only Death.

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 irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.


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Release date July 14, 2015
Details updated March 29, 2022

The Shattered Sea :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.

A fantasy epic about the war for a kingdom... and the unlikely heroes – the clever, crippled priest, the teen girl warrior, and the orphaned princess – whose lives are changed by it.

Half a King (The Shattered Sea #1) 7.40   103
Half the World (The Shattered Sea #2) 7.90   64
Half a War (The Shattered Sea #3) 7.06   55

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