Jow Abercrombie: Half a King: Cover and Excerpt

     I never hide my love of authors that impress me.  To the point of buying stacks of their books and giving them out.  Joe Abercrombie is one of those.  The First Law trilogy had my immediately, and each new book is just as good.

     Well, it's been a while since his last- Red Country- and I read about his upcoming new trilogy some time ago, and now...
     Those lucky people over at IO9 have gotten both a cover image and an excerpt for a first look.  Click the link below for their exclusive.

          Half a King is the coming of age tale of Yarvi.  As the youngest son, being born with a disabled hand, he is thought of as half a man, and cannot live up to his warrior father's expectations.  After his father and brother are killed, he has to take the throne and struggle with the difficulty of rulership.

     Here's the blurb from Amazon where you can preorder the book:

“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.

     Half a King will be available in July.

     Source [ io9 ]

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