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Half a King
Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.
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gus93
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I loved the pain and struggle of this

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Twainy
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🎧 “I like my friends smiling & my enemies dead.”

Any book that can squeeze multiple fart mentions into a book is probably my kind of book. Respect.

The first 40% of the book is sort of slow. Around halfway I was hooked and on the edge of my seat biting my fingernails until the end.

Book 1 of 3.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy Prince Yarvi is born with a useless hand so he can‘t wield a weapon. He gives up the crown and goes to live with someone who can teach him … he‘s abducted, enslaved, makes friends.

Soon the king is assassinated. Conspiracies are afoot & Prince Yarvi needs to return home to sort things out & take the throne.
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CourtSmall
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#bookspin #march21 @TheAromaofBooks
It's the 30th March, I have picked this up numerous times during the month but still only at 15%
It has the potential to be a great read, I just don't think I'm in the right mood to read fantasy at the moment.
So its not a complete DNF, more like I'll get back to it

TheAromaofBooks Here on Litsy I sometimes see the term “hibernating a book“ & I think that sometimes that's just what needs to happen! 2y
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Mehso-so

I'm torn on this one - it took me a long time to get through, and overall it was good, but the ending ruined it for me. I'm not sure if I'm going to read the other books in the series.

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Sweetkokoro
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This is the kind of YA writing I can get behind! The pacing was fast and engaging, I just wanted to keep reading, the characters were gnarly and nasty. The MC pulled me in, a Royal son with a stump for a hand that is ridiculed by his own family. That‘s a change of storytelling. Also PEOPLE DIED!!! YA books never kill people it‘s such a common theme that frustrates me. Ugh this was just so fun.

Sweetkokoro Full review on my goodreads, please check it out, link in my bio! 3y
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Sweetkokoro
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Started this one last night and so far I am enjoying it. I have the trilogy so I figured a small break in my WOT reading will be needed so I don‘t burn my self out on the huge series. This trilogy is a lot smaller and I‘m sure I‘ll get through it in the next few days. This is also my first time reading Abercrombie and so far I am impressed!

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Yossarian
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FIRST NOMINEE FOR WORST SENTENCE READ IN 2020!

Texreader I‘m with you on that! 3y
Leftcoastzen Wow, that‘s something! 3y
Hooked_on_books This could definitely be a winner. 3y
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BarbaraBB 😂😂 3y
RavenclawOwlCat What in the world! 3y
RaeLovesToRead 😳😳😳 3y
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rrkreads
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Check out the book review of Half a King, my first Joe Abercrombie read. The first book in the Shattered Sea trilogy, an epic fantasy series.

https://rrkreads.com/half-a-king-book-review-epic-fantasy/

#bookreview #bookishview #investgrade #4.5starreads #epicfantasy #joeabercrombie #disabledrep #fantasyfiction

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AutumnRLS
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Starting this trilogy my dad got me for my birthday. Also, enjoying my new slip cover to help protect my books when I throw them in my purse/ bookbag/ backseat.

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Sweetkokoro
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Day 23: #primarycolors #colormepretty
Another day I have been patiently waiting for, I love when a series uses a theme to their color choices, I‘m sure this wasn‘t the intention for this series but for someone like me who loves color theory I can‘t help but hope someone thought “primary colors for the win” haha also still have not read this series yet. I need to stop visiting the library and read what I own haha

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Anga
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You‘re doing well,‘ Yarvi‘s uncle whispered in his ear.
‘I am walking.‘
‘You are walking like a king.‘
‘I am a king and I am walking. How could it be otherwise?‘

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3y
Anga @wanderinglynn Thank you. 😄 3y
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tessavi
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Took a day off and visited two use bookstores. Too bad Tokyo was so humid today.
#bookhaul

DebReads4fun I loved His Majesty‘s Dragon! 3y
tessavi @DebReads4fun I only read Uprooted by Novik but look forward to giving these a try! 3y
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Squidapus
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This might just be Squidapus' favorite Abercrombie book now. I could barely pull his tentacles off this tale of a fallen viking prince seeking revenge. This is Abercrombie's greyest book to date; none are all good or bad. He does an amazing job with keeping things grim without stepping into overbearing. Yarvi is a great character who is put into a horrible situation and has reactions you can understand even if it hurts seeing him harden himself.

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hwestfall
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Overall I liked this book. It was action packed with interesting twists and turns along the way. I will be reading the rest of the series.

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hwestfall
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This book has been rather interesting so far. After three Brandon Sanderson books in three months I keep expecting extensive details. It's been a bit of a switch going back to a normal size fantasy novel. The kids are finally in bed and I am ready for my #wineandbook 😍 #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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hwestfall
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One of my #ReadingResolutions this year is to read all the books I actually own. I love finding book hauls at the used book store but my unread pile is getting out of control. I have 68 unread books on my shelves 😳 Half a King is up first. @Jess7

smilingshelves Just 68? I'm afraid to count how many unread books are on my shelves, but I know it's more than that! 😊 5y
hwestfall This is why Litsy is so fun! I am in good company 😊 5y
rachelm Such a good list though!! 5y
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Purplepanda
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OMG SO GOOD. Normally I can tell what's gonna happen, but all I can say is that I did't see the many twist in this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

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Purplepanda
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Really excited to start reading this book. I have heard so many great things about it.

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Thalii
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398.2 It sounds interesting. What do you think of it so far? 5y
Thalii @398.2 It's good but a little complicated sometimes, especially when it comes to the names. 5y
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Jovy
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It's official -- Joe Abercrombie can do no wrong in my book! And John Keating's narration makes this story that much more authentic. With Abercrombie's signature dark humor and wit and the action-packed twists and turns, you're guaranteed to root for Yarvi and his band of misfits. Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for LordGrimdark.

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Soubhiville
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This is the only Joe Abercrombie I've read, although I have another on my TBR shelf. I thought it was a great fantasy novel, with an unusual sort of king. #royals #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Is this like an Edward Scissor Hand thing?!? ❤️🙌🏻Johnny Depp 6y
Soubhiville @Cinfhen who doesn't! It's a bit of a coming of age/ finding your power/ who can you trust? Kind of story with magic, fantasy, and lots of snow. 6y
LazyOwl Great book 😊 6y
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Asongofcatsandbooks
Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
Mehso-so

Not the best, and not the worst. I'd say it's about half a story though.

TrishB Been on my tbr pile for ages! 6y
Asongofcatsandbooks @trishb I mean, I enjoyed it, but it didn't do the greatest job of setting things up for the second in the trilogy. Maybe the second will redeem it for me. 6y
TrishB @Asongofcatsandbooks Let me know if the second gets better, pretty common with fantasy series! 6y
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Asongofcatsandbooks
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The real questions in life.

[DELETED] 2852984487 😀😀😀 6y
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Yogabrarian
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A twelve hour shift at the library today - exhausted it so glad to be home to finish an excellent book and snuggle my reading buddy

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Yogabrarian
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Moving fast so far, which is exactly what I was looking for!

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CouchCrewChief
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A very good and fun read. I was surprising how fast this went by. It's a mix of Game of Thrones, Vikings, and the video game Skyrim. Trust me, you'll get it. It's really good!

"Do you blame me?"
"No, it's so much better when you do it yourself."

CaitlinSiem I love that piece of dialogue. One of my favorites too! I'm so glad you liked Half a King! It really is the type of book a great deal of people can enjoy. 7y
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CouchCrewChief
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The pages start to turn like water over the rails of a boat. Faster and faster until nearly half full...

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CouchCrewChief
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I laughed like a juvenile at this...
"That you're passed around my family like a feast-day cup."

"On feast-day, everyone's happy to get the cup."

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CouchCrewChief
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When I bought this from Goodwill of Florida on eBay, I thought it was a paperback edition. I didn't realize it was a hardcover, first U.S. Edition. For $6.05, I'll keep hitting eBay for books! Can't wait to dig in, comes highly recommended from... EVERYONE

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CaitlinSiem
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What a great adventure this book was. All of the characters came off the page, in a subtle way, but one the reverberates after the last page has been read. Yarvi as an MC was an almost instantaneous hook for me. The author so easily and, dare I say, flawlessly weaves a tale that's wonderfully told.

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Lya
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"You may need two hands to fight someone. But only one to stab them in the back"

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I really like Joe Abercrombie and I really liked Half a King, the first book in a YA trilogy. It was different to what I was expecting - it's not as packed full of witty banter as his other works - but Yarvi is a brilliant protagonist and there are some genuine surprises in this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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clutteredbooks
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He had come full circle. But he had left a boy, and returned a man.

CaitlinSiem I loved this trilogy. This book cover is beautiful! 7y
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