A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie.‘A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go’ GEORGE R.R. MARTINPrince 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…
'Grips like a bear hug, warms like a bear skin' Daily Mail‘My favorite Abercrombie book yet’ Patrick Rothfuss‘Enthralling. An up-all-night read’ Robin Hobb‘Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work’ GEORGE R.R. MARTIN‘Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else’ Guardian‘Another great tale from a master’ Sun‘Joe Abercrombie is fast becoming my favourite writer.’ DEREK LANDY‘A magnificent, captivating world.’ James Dashner of MAZE RUNNER
Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster in 1974. His first book, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He lives in Bath with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy.