Waiting on Wednesday 12/10/14

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick:

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie: February 17, 2015 (Del Rey)

Seriously, it feels like just yesterday I was just finishing up Half A King and already the release of the sequel is on the horizon, just a few months away. I love it when series have shorter interval times between books, not to mention 2014 seems to have just blown right by.

Half the World appears to pick up sometime after the first book, where Yarvi is now minister and the story focuses instead on a young female warrior.

Half the World“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?”

25 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 12/10/14”

  1. I havent even read Half a King yet. Mind you, saying that, I havent actually read any Abercrombie, I have Red Country but was told even though it is a stand alone there is lots of things mentioned or referenced that happened in previous books etc. Thorn is a cool name too.


  2. I still haven’t been able to bring myself to read the first book. Actually, I’ve yet to read the man at all (the horror, I know!) and I don’t want to get off on the wrong foot with all the baggage and expectations that the YA tag bring for me.


  3. Yet again, you manage to feature a book from a series that’s new to me Mogsy! I freaking LOVE your WoW picks 😀 Clearly, I haven’t read the first book but I’ll be adding it to my list as soon as I finish typing this comment! Female warriors? War? Sign me up LOL I hope you can get your hands on the sequel here soon^^ Happy reading x


    • Seems like this second book will focus on a whole different character (though set in the same world with the same familiar people) so I wouldn’t worry too much about spoilers 🙂


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