Waiting on Wednesday 03


I joined a new book meme last week. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and it features books that we are eagerly awaiting to be released.

Title: Half a King (Shattered Sea #1)
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: 15 July 2014


“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 his path may end as it began—in twists, and traps, and tragedy.

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Why am I waiting for this? - Well, I'm not the biggest reader of fantasy out there but I do enjoy a good fantasy tale from time to time. Half a King has already received high praise by George R. R. Martin  whose A Song of Fire and Ice series is one of my favourite, so now I'm pretty excited about Joe Abercrombie's upcoming book. 

What book are you looking forward this Wednesday? Leave me a comment and I'll stop by your blog to check it out.

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  1. This sounds promising.. I'm getting the vibes of a mixture of Megan Whalen Turner's The Queen's Thief series and Jennifer Nielsen's The Ascendance trilogy. :) Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

  2. Interesting pick. Love the cover and synopsis. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. I'm not too much of a fan of Fantasy either unless I'm in the mood for one, so when I am, this is on my list! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. This sounds good! I hadn't heard of it before, thanks for sharing.


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