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10 thoughts on “Half the World

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    “Where do we find allies”Father Yarvi smiled “Among our enemies where else” This series is really goodIt was by accident that I stumbled across Half a King last year and decided to take my chances on it I’m not a huge fan of traditional fantasy because it tends to be wordy 1000 pages long and dense so I approach the genre with some hesitation but it was so easy to read fast paced and entertaining A little dark just the right amount in fact but a whole lot of fun tooAnd this seuel was possibly even better in my opinion We get to meet all the old characters we love but it’s Thorn who takes centre stage and both infuriates and captivates us There’s so much girl power in this seuel While we're lucky that it isn't so rare any I particularly like what Abercrombie has done here As much as I love sword wielding heroines who kick ass I think what I love than anything is those that surprise you The uiet female characters without special powers or strength who aren’t afraid to be brave and get their hands dirty when the situation reuires it This book has both kindsFans of the first book will probably be surprised and pleased by the very different view we get of Yarvi in this seuel I liked it a lot In Half a King we spend a lot of time looking at this world and its troubles through the eyes of Yarvi; we see his pain his struggles and his insecurities and we find a lot of sympathy for him In this book he is still a complex multi layered character but he's also a total badass He's funny clever and full of surprises I had a new level of respect for himI know some people don't but I love it when seuels are completely different beasts from the first book Half the World is just as good but in a very different way If I was going to offer a criticism I think the plot in this one isn’t as well developed as the first and it sometimes feels like the second book in a series you know what I mean the sense that the book is bridging the gap between parts of the bigger story But character wise it’s even stronger Old and new characters are complex lovable annoying and funny all at once They surprised me oftenGreat writing great characters a pace that makes it hard to put the book down I'd happily recommend this series to anyone who'll listen When Mother War spreads her wings she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr


  2. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Fools boast of what they will do Heroes do itReading this book made me think of the song Holding out for a Hero and Joe Abercrombie delivers with a punch Thorn wants nothing than vengeance for her father's death She is in training as a warrior to serve the king Right before she can take the oath she accidentally kills one of the 3 sparring partners her teacher has placed her against So he labels her a killer she is to be stoned to death Father Yarvi learns the truth of what happens and takes charge of Thorn she swears her oath to him that she will do as he bids He gathers a motley crew and they embark on a year long journey trying to bring allies against the High King He puts Thorn to training with Skifr to become that warrior she wants to be Skifr narrowed her eyes The true fighter must reckon everyone their enemyWhen do I rest thenIn the songs of great heroes do you hear often of resting Thorn takes to her training well Gods damn it then girl Odda sprang up from the fire I'll show you what a real man can doOdda showed her the howl a real man makes when a wooden sword whacks him right in the groin then he showed her the best effort Brand had ever seen of a man eating his own shield then he showed her a real man's muddy backside as he went sprawling through a bramble bush and into a puddle The other characters in this story are just as awesome Joe Abercrombie has a gift for bringing his characters to life This book gave me chillsthe battle sections actually had my pulse racing I think gasp that this books is even better than the first one Half a KingAnd for the girlsanyone ever say You fight like a girl Remember this bookand smile I bloody hate people she mutteredIt was hardly a good thing to say but for once Brand couldn't keep his mouth shut Don't worry He dragged his blanket over one shoulder and turned his back to her They feel much the same about you I received an arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Netgalley


  3. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ says:

    Reviewed by Rabid Reads45 starsLast year I had a bad run of YA fantasy A really bad run So bad that I was seriously considering giving up YA altogether bc I had clearly matured past the point to being able to enjoy itPfft And it was Half the World's predecessor Half a King that kept me from making a brash decision I would inevitably come to regret I am pleased to tell you that Half the World IM humble O has surpassed itMeet ThornThorn is a girl who lives in a world where women are resolutely confined to delicate pursuits than say WAR As children they may be temporarily indulged in their desire to train with the boys and their wooden practice swords but the older they get the discouragement they encounter and if they persist in the stubborn hope of being the first girl in memory to take the Warrior's Oath and fight for their King then extreme tactics are employed to set the wayward female on a acceptable pathFor Thorn that means facing impossible odds in her final test as a studentBut it is made clear that even should she win there will be no place for her among the menBut Thorn doesn't winIt sucks dudeHissing and growling and throwing heavy objects sucksAnd the situation isn't improved by Thorn's own surliness and sense of entitlement Abercrombie does an excellent job of showcasing how obstinately difficult a 16 year old girl can be without making you hate her Instead you remember You remember how convinced you were of your own infallibility of how much deserving you were of the thing that you wanted than that person over there And then you remember how hard those lessons proved to be when you finally realized you were wrongBc Thorn does learn And it is hardI loved her prickliness and recalcitrance included She winds up in disgrace that leads to swearing an oath to Father yes Father Yarvi and Father Yarvi sees fit to have her trained by Skifr a bizzare old woman from the far southAnd believe me when I say that bizarre does not even begin to cover itBut I loved her tooKnow who else I lovedThe hodgepodge of villainous looking crew members that Rulf assembles for the voyage Father Yarvi is leading to seek allies for Thorlby against the High King and his oppressive dictates Thorn wondered what mountain of corpses this lot might have heaped up between them but she wasn't one to be easily intimidated Especially when she had no choice Despite this initial impression the men become family to both Thorn and Brand don't worry I'll get to him in a minute and and my distinctly different first impression was reinforced She put on her bravest face stepped up to the biggest man she could see and tapped him on the armI'm Thorn BathuI am Dosduvoi She found herself staring sharply up at one of the biggest heads she ever saw tiny features sueezed into the center of its doughy expanse looming so high above her that at first she thought its owner must be standing on a box What bad luck brings you here girl he asked with a faintly tragic uiver to his voiceShe wished she had a different answer but snapped out I'm sailing with youHis face retreated into an even tinier portion of his head as he frowned It was either bluster or look weak and Thorn reckoned that no choice at all so she puffed herself up and snapped out How did you get the scarHow did you get the scarThorn frowned What scarThat's the face the gods gave you And with the faintest of smiles the Vansterman went back to coiling rope I'm sure there are people out there that are absolutely horrified by the comparison and make no mistake this is a book written by Lord Grimdark himself so there is nothing Disney about it but I can't help it that's what I saw in my head shrugs awkwardlyAnd I haven’t even gotten to Brand yet sighs Suffice it to say that Brand is experiencing the exact same types of things that Thorn is experiencing but he is a softer gentler example of adolescence and he serves as both a wonderful foil for Thorn and a secondary illustration of why it’s idiotic to try to shove people into gender specific boxesBottomline It’s just really really good Half the World is a stellar followup to Half a King making this is a series that should be on the bookshelves of anyone who loves fantasy And with the next installment Half a War just a few short months from release blah blah just read it You’ll love it winks


  4. Robin Hobb Robin Hobb says:

    An excellent book It continues the tale begun in Half a King sort of That is we shift to totally different point of view characters who offer us a radically different view of what is happening in this world I feel the reader could jump right into this book without having read book 1 Half a King and still have a very enjoyable read Buy why do that when reading them in order greatly increases the depth and meaning of the taleI greatly enjoyed the characters the dilemmas they faced the decisions that make for their own lives as well as for the greater crises unfolded in the plot Characters are always the make or break for me in a tale and these ones definitely make the tale what it isGrittily real unpredictable savage and funny Good bookCaveat I consider Joe Abercrombie a friend But even if I'd never met him I can honestly say that I would still have loved this set of books


  5. Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ says:

    45 StarsI really enjoyed this As I said in my review for book one I really love Abercrombie's writing style It's just soeasily digestible and the pages fly by without you even realizing it This book also offered an experience I found uite novel Book one is basically wholly told from the POV of Yarvi We see everything through Yarvi's eyes and witness all of Yarvi's inner thoughts and fears THIS book is told from the POVs of Thorn and Brand and we get to see formerly first person Yarvi ONLY from the third person perspective which I thought was pretty interesting At first I found it was uite jarring Usually your main protagonist STAYS your main protagonist throughout the entire series especially in series like these in my experience at least And even when you get multiple POVs you still get that main protagonist's POV too So to not get that at all added a layer of intrigue I thought was neat I loved the story line hereI loved Thorn mostlyAnd I LOVED Brand But enough reviewing There are thousands of better reviews on this thing already out there Plus I am eager to get to book three which I have locked and loaded


  6. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Awesome book and one of the best cover images ever The tidal wave of war approaches In this 2nd volume of the SHATTERED SEA series we focus on a new pair of main characters Thorn an angry and violent but extremely martially gifted 16 year old girl and her counterpart Brand a young man who's not so enthused about fighting but really wants to do what's right They're both in disgrace in their society and still young Father Yarvi main character from the first book Half a King plucks them from prison and the bar respectively to assist with his plans to save their country Gettland from its enemies His plans reuire them traveling with him to make alliances with other countries some of them far far away hence the titleI'm still in awe that I like this book so much when the main character is a teenage girl who is often than not so angry and bull headed and infuriating She's really not the kind of main character I normally favor But she's also gritty and wounded and determined and willing to grow and change and admit when she was wrong Also she's surrounded by a fantastic supporting cast I love the deeper darker Father Yarvi weaving his plans and backup plans like a master He's grown up a lot since the first book I think I have a serious thing for characters that can see the whole and uietly figure out what needs to be done while everyone else around them is kind of flailing around or so caught up in their own concerns that they can't see the whole picture I think it's related to my adoration for Scarlet Pimpernel type characters And then he puts these plans into action even when he has to hurt others to do it for the greater good He's assisted in his plans by his seriously intelligent and badass mother who only makes a limited appearance in this book but to extremely good effectNormally I would ding this book as a boohiss cliffhanger for leaving the bigger story hanging and forcing me to wait for another volume to get the whole story But this story is so huge and complex that I think it reuires the multi volume approach Plus awesome What else can I say


  7. Anne Anne says:

    45 stars I'm no warriorYes y'areA warrior doesn't fearA fool doesn't fear A warrior stand in spite of his fear You stoodBrand plucked at his damp trousers I stood and pissed myselfYou won't be the only oneThe hero never pisses himself in the songsAye well Rulf gave his shoulder a parting sueeze and stoodThat's why those are songs and this is life Yarvi his crew are back and just as awesome as everAlthough Half the World doesn't focus on Yarvi Instead while he's still a main character the story isn't told from his point of view any Having said that Yarvi is pulling the strings of two new characters Thorn and BrandThorn iswell she lives up to her prickly name Brand however is of a traditional hero snortBut the world Joe Abercrombie created doesn't really have truly traditional heroes does it That's the reason I love these books The heroes are ugly deformed full of piss and vinegar occasionally stupid and always flawed Beautifully flawed Just like the last book the journey is hard and full of unexpected twists and turns This time it's Father Yarvi nudging people into place like pieces on a giant chessboardBut even he can't foresee how and when everything will unfoldThat doesn't stop him from trying thoughBy the end of this I loved Brand and Thorn just as much as I still love YarviFor those of you who enjoyed the breadcrumbs the last book dropped you know about whether or not this takes place in our distant future Well there are some pretty interesting descriptions that you'll want to read in this oneI wasn't disappointed in the least by Half the World and I think anyone who loved the first book will probably agree with me This is a solid second installment and I'm looking forward to reading about all of these characters I received a digital arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  8. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum gotta hand it to Joe Abercrombie Knocking it out of the park on his first venture into Young Adult territory could be seen as a fluke but when he nails it again for a second time it’s clearly a testament to his writing skills and versatility This author is a master when it comes to storytelling whether he’s writing for teens or adultsHalf the World is the follow up but not really a direct seuel to Half a King which introduced readers to the land of Gettland and a young prince with a crippled hand named Yarvi A man grown now Prince Yarvi has become Father Yarvi a trusted minister to Gettland’s king and is no longer the main focus; instead that torch and its responsibilities have been passed on to sixteen year old Thorn Bathu a girl with a fierce heart and a fighter’s spiritDetermined to one day avenge her father Thorn has been training for years to become a warrior of Gettland only to fail on the day of her testing and be condemned to death for the accidental killing of a fellow student When a young warrior named Brand speaks up on her behalf Thorn is spared from execution only to be swept up along with Brand into an ambitious political plot devised by the cunning Father Yarvi which sees the three of them and a ragtag crew embarking on an exciting but dangerous diplomatic mission across half the worldFor a society that worships a goddess referred to as Mother War you would think they’d be open and accepting of female warriors but apparently not It’s an uphill battle all the way for Thorn Bathu to prove herself to her teacher her peers and even to her own mother whom Thorn suspects had always wished for a daughter into sewing and pretty dresses But Thorn is who she is and I can’t say I would have preferred it any other way Not that kickass heroines are in short supply when it comes to the YA genre but take any of the female protagonists in any of the popular books in the genre these days and I guarantee you Thorn will make every single one of them look like fluffy kittens When I say Thorn is a tough girl you definitely get a tough girl That’s mainly because Abercrombie simply does not hold back when it comes to his characters; if he feels that a fight scene calls for his protagonist getting a knife through the cheekwell she’s getting a knife through the cheek “Ouch sorry about that Thorn but it builds characterNot that Abercrombie is infallible One thing to note is that there was not a full blown romantic subplot in Half a King like there is in Half the World and when it comes to writing a YA romance and a teenage girl’s perspective he manages admirably though not without unintentional awkwardness Scenes where Thorn is kicking ass and taking names seem to come naturally but where her softer feelings for Brand are concerned playing mental games of he loves me he loves me not feeling jealous of other girls appreciating the virtues of his well toned backside etc that’s when you sense that Abercrombie may be feeling a bit out of his comfort zone It’s not too distracting; the moments where Thorn almost acts like a completely different person are amusing than they are truly problematic However this does make Brand the consistent character and I sometimes found myself enjoying and looking forward to his chapters than Thorn’sStory wise I also found the twists and turns in Half the World to be somewhat tamer and predictable than in Half a King though this might have something to do with the fact that we now know the character of Father Yarvi well enough to “expect the unexpected” Nevertheless I sailed through this novel loving every page of it but the highlight was without a doubt the last few chapters that led up to and culminated in the stunning climax For you see fight scenes are a bit of a Joe Abercrombie specialty Once the action starts it’s impossible to tear your eyes away The final showdown was one such seuence with the suspense keeping you on the edge of seat until the moment of reckoning As climaxes go that was close to perfection Before the ending I was already pretty set on rating Half the World a solid 4 stars but that one amazing scene alone made me bump it up to 45One thing is clear though – the scene is now set for the next and final book of the trilogy Seeing as how things have progressed so far Half a War promises to be even intense and exciting I can’t wait


  9. Brandi Brandi says:

    45 Stars Fools boast of what they will do Heroes do it Falling in line with the previous book in this series Half the World takes you on an intense journey full of twist and turns While Father Yarvi plays an important role helping 'push' characters into place this story isn't told from his POV Instead we get Thorn she young and surly a woman in a world dominated by men she is training to be a warrior While Thorn is a little rough around the edges I loved her character And Brand he is a good guy always trying to do the right thing no matter the cost When hard times fall on Thorn and Brand Father Yarvi steps in Thorn and Brand have trained together for years it isn't until they find themselves in Father Yarvi's service that they begin to bond When Mother War spreads her wings she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness I don't want to say much this story should just be experienced The world building is excellent and the characters I cannot rave enough about them they are complex and flawed I enjoyed every minute of this one I can't wait for ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  10. Conor Conor says:

    If Half a King was Abercrombie attempting YA with mixed success this is Abercrombie transcending the genre The nuance of the characterisation the immersive nature of the setting and the intelligence subtlety and depth of this story puts most adult fantasy books nevermind YA to shame One aspect that diverged from Abercrombie's usual fare was the setting I've always considered world building to be Abercrombie's Achilles Heel The UnionRenaissance Europe The Wild West in Red Country and Gurkhalgeneric evil Islamic Empire were all particularly terrible but in this I found his take on a Viking era Scandinavia in the midst of a post apocalyptic version of our world the subtle hints to which were brilliantly done to be incredibly immersive The violent gritty and chaotic Viking world of the Dark Ages is a perfect fit for Abercrombie reminiscent of his previous best setting The North while other cultures; Kalyiv Kiev Medieval Russia The First of Cities Constantinople The Byzantine Empire and The Steppe People the errSteppe People were deftly and richly drawn in their brief appearances I also found the references to the 'Elf' artefacts and the 'Breaking of the World' to be especially intriguing What exactly happened to tear the world apart like this This book was fronted by 2 strong leads Thorn is a copy of Shy South who was a copy of Monza who was a watered down version of Ferro I'm not the only one who thinks Abercrombie is really reliant on the tough stubborn warrior woman trope am I but at least the characteristic immaturity makes sense in a teenager than a grown ass woman She's also by far the most likeable and engaging incarnation so far Even with my cynicism about Abercrombie's over use of the character type though Thorn's brilliantly written snarky dialogue badassery endearing stubbornness and occasional intelligent introspection made her really easy to root for Note While it's a side note than anything I did find her fighting skills to be eye rolling a lot of the time I was willing to write it off as a YA ism but given Abercrombie's otherwise consistent portrayal of a realistic world everywhere else throughout this book it was jarring that a teenage girl with a preference for not wearing armour and duel wielding a sword and axe everyone's favourite unrealistic combat trope was able to easily beat heavily armoured fully grown men who had been training their entire lives as warriors For me Brand is the real star of this one After reading Abercrombie's 6 main works last year I was frustrated by his chronic over use of scarred cynical warriors as MC As such Brand's good hearted naive noob is a massive breath of fresh air and I really appreciate how Abercrombie has stepped out of his comfort zone here The secondary characters in this one were also great After being underwhelmed by him in his role as lead character in the last one Yarvi was awesome in this one The numerous descriptions of him as a 'deep cunning man' were borne out by his intelligent and morally ambiguous plotting the scope and subtlety of which is unmatched in most adult fantasy books ueen Laithlin was also an awesome character I really appreciated how Abercrombie was able to show that a woman in this universe doesn't have to be a warrior to be powerful and dangerous in this regard she reminded me of my favourite Abercrombie female character and one of my favourite characters in general Finree from 'The Heroes' Skifr was an interesting character although she sometimes fell too neatly into the aging mysterious mentor trope I also found the training regime that she used to turn Thorn into Rambo jr to be really cliched and kind of unbelievable it doesn't seem possible to make all that much forward progress when you're training is only done in short periods of time in between exhausting rowing on an arduous journey The cast was also filled out by countless other likeable and interesting characters Rin Brand's loving sister with a genius for metalworking sidenote it's been a while since I read about it but iirc her method of producing awesome swords was the same used to produce the legendary Damascus steel irl during the Viking era which if true is an awesome touch Rulph the sturdy reliable former pirate from the last book Fror the veteran warrior who's explanations for his horrific scarring are always hilariousThe plot in this one was filled with awesome adventure devious plots and some great action a battle scene featuring a shield wall was particularly memorable Overall the plot of this one captured the best elements of YA; a fun enjoyable adventure with plenty of likeable characters and combined it with some of the best elements of dark adult fantasy believable world building flawed realistic characters and morally complex situations without any obvious good or bad Despite a bit of mild swearing and uite a bit of violence this was definitely a lot child friendly than Abercrombie's previous work The tone was also lighter and positive than his previous work even Half a King which overall was much YA than this with things working out fairly well for the heroes For me Abercrombie has surpassed any of his previous work by managing to write an intelligent morally ambiguous story without having to rely on swearing gore and a series of bad things happening to the heroes to make it 'grimdark' There is one aspect of his writing that returns although I would prefer it didn't; awkward 'romance' scenes While these aren't as graphic as some of his other scenes this being YA and all Abercrombie reminds us why he is the 'King of Romance' with lines like Her lips were scummy and her mouth was sour and he didn’t care For the most part I really like Abercrombie's gritty cynical style however there are a few parts where I think the 'grit' is badly done The sex scenes are definitely one of those aspects In addition to some being especially uncomfortable to read Jezal Ardee remains the worst pretty much all the other ones are also really awkward the only exception I can think of is Calder and his wife at the start of 'The Heroes' tbh if your sex life is as unpleasant confusing and snot filled as seemingly everyone's in Abercrombie's worldyou're doing it wrong D Overall this was a gripping read that has completely changed my view of Abercrrombie's ability to write YA After being disappointed by his last attempt the expert characterisation immersive setting and mature intelligent plot of this one has reminded me why Abercrombie is one of my very favourite authors working at the minute and left me genuinely psyched to read the final instalment of this trilogy


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