Cover & Excerpt: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie


abercrombie-halfHalf a King by Joe Abercrombie will publish July 8, 2014!

io9 has received an exclusive first look of the new book, featuring the cover as well as an excerpt! You can find the excerpt by clicking HERE!

Half a King is one of my most-anticipated books of 2014. I love Joe’s work and I’m eager to see what he can do in a new setting.

Here is the book description for Half a King:

“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.

I also love that cover up above. A great use of a snowflake leading into a sword! Simple but evocative.

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie will publish July 8th!

Yarvi for half king!