Shattered Sea

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899 ratings

Half a King Summary

A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.

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 itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

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.

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.

But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi's path may end as it began - in twists, and traps and tragedy…

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  • Book 1

    • Half a King

    • Shattered Sea, Book 1
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 711

    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 itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff

    • By Robyn on 14-09-14

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 2

    • Half the World

    • Shattered Sea, Book 2
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    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 murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another instalment of grit

    • By Robyn on 29-09-15

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • Half a War

    • Shattered Sea, Book 3
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly imagined world from Sunday Times best-selling author Joe Abercrombie. 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. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ok

    • By Robyn on 11-10-15

    Regular price: £14.99