Joe Abercrombie signing Half A War

at our Bristol Megastore

JOE ABERCROMBIE will be signing HALF A WAR at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Friday 17th July from 6 - 7pm!

‘Joe Abercrombie is doing some terrific work’ GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

WORDS ARE WEAPONS Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright.

ONLY HALF A WAR IS FOUGHT WITH SWORDS The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king’s minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head – a man who worships only Death.

SOMETIMES ONE MUST FIGHT EVIL WITH EVIL Some – like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith – are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others – like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver – would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness . . .

Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster on the last day of 1974, the
son of an English Teacher and a Sociologist, spent much of his
youth in imaginary worlds, and left school with a good idea of how
to make stuff up. He moved to the big city, learned to brew tea,
and ended up as a TV editor, working on documentaries, events
and concerts for bands from Iron Maiden to Coldplay. But in the
darkness of the night he was still making stuff up, and his first
book, the Blade Itself, was published in 2006. He now lives in Bath
with his wife Lou and their three children Grace, Eve and Teddy. He makes stuff up full time.