Half a King

◮  Format Kindle Read [ Half a King ] ☬ ePUB By Joe Abercrombie ♡ ◮ Format Kindle Read [ Half a King ] ☬ ePUB By Joe Abercrombie ♡ The GreaterGood There was a harsh gale blowing on the night Yarvi learned he was a king Or half a king, at least A seeking wind, the Gettlanders called it, for it found out every chink and keyhole, moaning Mother Seas dead chill into every dwelling, no matter how high the fires were banked or how close the folk were huddled It tore at the shutters in the narrow windows of Mother Gundrings chambers and rattled even the iron bound door in its frame It taunted the flames in the firepit and they spat and crackled in their anger, casting clawing shadows from the dried herbs hanging, throwing flickering light upon the root that Mother Gundring held up in her knobbled fingers And this It looked like nothing so much as a clod of dirt, but Yarvi had learned better Black tongue root And why might a minister reach for it, my prince A minister hopes they wont have to Boiled in water it cant be seen or tasted, but is a most deadly poison Mother Gundring tossed the root aside Ministers must sometimes reach for dark things Ministers must find the lesser evil, said Yarvi And weigh the greater good Five right from five Mother Gundring gave a single approving nod and Yarvi flushed with pride The approval of Gettlands minister was not easily won And the riddles on the test will be easier The test Yarvi rubbed nervously at the crooked palm of his bad hand with the thumb of his good You will pass You cant be sure It is a ministers place always to doubt But always to seem certain, he finished for her See I know you That was true No one knew him better, even in his own family Especially in his own family I have never had a sharper pupil You will pass at the first asking And Ill be Prince Yarvi no All he felt at that thought was relief Ill have no family and no birthright You will be Brother Yarvi, and your family will be the Ministry The firelight found the creases about Mother Gundrings eyes as she smiled Your birthright will be the plants and the books and the soft word spoken You will remember and advise, heal and speak truth, know the secret ways and smooth the path for Father Peace in every tongue As I have tried to do There is no nobler work, whatever nonsense the muscle smothered fools spout in the training square The muscle smothered fools are harder to ignore when youre in the square with them Huh She curled her tongue and spat into the fire Once you pass the test you only need go there to tend a broken head when the play gets too rough One day you will carry my staff She nodded toward the tapering length of studded and slotted elf metal which leaned against the wall One day you will sit beside the Black Chair, and be Father Yarvi Father Yarvi He squirmed on his stool at that thought I lack the wisdom He meant he lacked the courage, but lacked the courage to admit it Wisdom can be learned, my prince He held his left hand, such as it was, up to the light And hands Can you teach those You may lack a hand, but the gods have given you rarer gifts He snorted My fine singing voice, you mean Why not And a quick mind, and empathy, and strength Only the kind of strength that makes a great minister, rather than a great king You have been touched by Father Peace, Yarvi Always remember strong men are many, wise men are few No doubt why women make better ministers And better tea, in general Gundring slurped from the cup he brought her every evening, and nodded approval again But the making of tea is another of your mighty talents Heros work indeed Will you give me less flattery when Ive turned from prince into minister You will get such flattery as you deserve, and my foot in your arse the rest of the time Yarvi sighed Some things never change Now to history Mother Gundring slid one of the books from its shelf, stones set into the gilded spine winking red and green Now I have to be up with Mother Sun to feed your doves I was hoping to get some sleep before Ill let you sleep when youve passed the test No you wont Youre right, I wont She licked one finger, ancient paper crackling as she turned the pages Tell me, my prince, into how many splinters did the elves break God Four hundred and nine The four hundred Small Gods, the six Tall Gods, the first man and woman, and Death, who guards the Last Door But isnt this the business of a prayer weaver than a minister Mother Gundring clicked her tongue All knowledge is the business of the minister, for only what is known can be controlled Name the six Tall Gods Mother Sea and Father Earth, Mother Sun and Father Moon, Mother War and The door banged wide and that seeking wind tore through the chamber The flames in the firepit jumped as Yarvi did, dancing distorted in the hundred hundred jars and bottles on the shelves A figure blundered up the steps, setting the bunches of plants swinging like hanged men behind him It was Yarvis Uncle Odem, hair plastered to his pale face with the rain and his chest heaving He stared at Yarvi, eyes wide, and opened his mouth but made no sound One needed no gift of empathy to see he was weighed down by heavy news What is it croaked Yarvi, his throat tight with fear His uncle dropped to his knees, hands on the greasy straw He bowed his head, and spoke two words, low and raw My king And Yarvi knew his father and brother were dead.A fast paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.George R R Martin The Shattered Seas trilogy has worked its way into a very exclusive group of my favorite fantasy novels of all time The pacing is perfect, the characters deep and true and real, the world rich and authentic, the plot full of twists and turns Perhaps my favorite part is that no one is purely good or evil Each and every character has layers upon layers that are a joy to discover I tore through all three books and truly hope that someday Joe Abercrombie returns to this magnificent, captivating world.James Dashner, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze RunnerTremendously entertaining lightning fast and filled with a wonderful collection of rogues, villains and two faced bastards From the first chapter Joe Abercrombie wastes no time as the reader is swept up in a gripping tale of betrayal and revenge SciFi Now Once this plot has its teeth in you, it will not let go Abercrombies masterful storytelling means that everything, from the characters that you come to love and despise, to the sprawling world that is explored, is enthralling Fantasy Book Review Abercrombies Shattered Sea is a fantastic yet believable backdrop to Yarvis struggle, a vivid imaginary land The Seattle Times Intriguing characters nonstop action Chicago Tribune Half a King is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and thats saying something.Patrick Rothfuss As in all Abercrombies books, friends turn out to be enemies, enemies turn out to be friends the line between good and evil is murky indeed and nothing goes quite as we expect With eye popping plot twists and rollicking good action, Half a King is definitely a full adventure.Rick Riordan Enthralling An up all night read.Robin Hobb Polished and sharp, perhaps his most technically proficient novel yet I dare you to read the first chapter and try not to turn the next page.Brent Weeks Half a King can be summed up in a single word masterpiece Its a coming of age story Its a Viking saga Its a revenge tale and family drama and the return of the prodigal son But most of all, its this a short time alongside people as weak and blundering as we are and, in the midst of it all, as heroic Far too short a time, as it turns out What a wonderful book.Myke Cole Half a King is full of all the adventure Ive come to expect from Abercrombie and a tenderness I never knew he had.Sam Sykes ml Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe King of the Blues BB King The Official Website His 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    • Format Kindle
    • Half a King
    • Joe Abercrombie
    • Anglais
    • 18 June 2016
    • 385 pages

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