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Medio mundo di Joe Abercrombie
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Medio mundo (edizione 2015)

di Joe Abercrombie, Manu Viciano (Traductor)

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"New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie's thrilling new series continues in the follow-up to Half a King, which George R. R. Martin hailed as "a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go." Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland's deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. And weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path? Praise for Joe Abercrombie's Half a King "Half a King is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and that's saying something."--Patrick Rothfuss "As in all Abercrombie's 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. It's a coming-of-age story. It's a Viking saga. It's a revenge tale and family drama and the return of the prodigal son. But most of all, it's 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 I've come to expect from Abercrombie and a tenderness I never knew he had."--Sam Sykes"-- "Set in the same world as Half a King, Half a World follows a new protagonist, Thorn, a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up...and falling in love for the first time"--… (altro)
Utente:CarlosBazzano
Titolo:Medio mundo
Autori:Joe Abercrombie
Altri autori:Manu Viciano (Traductor)
Info:[Barcelona] Fantascy 2015
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This is Abercrombie's 2nd book in the Shattered Sea series. The first book introduced us to the cripple Yarvi-who I adored. The story continues, but now he is Minister Yarvi, to his brother the King. Father War is coming, and Yarvi's mission is to find Allies or Mother Peace may not be able to stand. His search will take him to the other side of his world.

The story introduces a bad-a-- girl Thorn, whose only goal in life was to be a hero like her dead father. Then there is Brand, another new character who only wants to be a part of the Kings Guard-but that means fighting, and probably killing-and he can remember his mother's last words "Be The Good In World". This story is told through these two characters eyes. Characters, especially in the fantasy genre, make or break the story for me and I love Abercrombie's characters and the evolution you always see with them. I also love the setting in this series, which has a Viking feel to it.

As in Book 1, not a lot of magic. There is humor and sadness and a lot of action. I would have given it 5 stars, but there is a raving sex scene(which honestly is a little humorous)-and some folks don't think a story needs that-It did not bother me, because honestly I could see it all happening exactly the way it was portrayed.

I am moving on to the final book as soon as I have room on the night-stand!
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  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
fiction (fantasy series, but can be read as standalone). Sort of like Game of Thrones (medievalish warring kingdoms some dark magic) but shorter, and without all the beheadings and nudity. Supposedly there is lots of political intrigue and backstabbing, but I kept getting lost during the many fighting scenes (my brain has trouble following these types of sequences in books and in movies) so I quit reading. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
As with the first book in this series, this is a fun and light version of Joe Abercrombie's stories - which is to say, it will still be too violent for some. The first is a fairly narrow look through one character's eyes - this one expands out significantly. Despite that, I found myself a little bit bored by it. The world is not that deep, the depths of the characters are fairly predictable, and it is again a sort of coming of age story. Basically, young adult fiction with bonus gore. And a little bit of a morals story in the background.

The story was enjoyable enough. But I can't imagine rereading it. ( )
  jercox | Jun 2, 2021 |
Abercrombie's "Shattered Sea" trilogy continues, skipping ahead a few years and switching focus from the deep-cunning Prince Yarvi to a pair of low-born youths, Thorn and Brand. Like the first novel, this book is a take on the bildigsroman, as the tempestuous girl-warrior Thorn and the morally-upright Brand move slowly but surely towards their inevitable status as heroes (or will they be?)... A bit like what you would imagine a prequel showing the impressionable youth of Logen Ninefingers or Monza Murcatto (from his unconnected "First Law" series), before they were famed as "The Bloody Nine" or "The Snake of Talins"... "A Portrait of the Warrior as a Young Woman" if you like.

The world established in "Half a King" grows vastly here (and if certain semi-subtle elements of that setting didn't catch your attention yet, well you'll definitely notice them in this book). The characters voyage over many months and many miles to distant and exotic lands here, and while some moments on the road feel a bit too much like setting the stage for the next (and presumably final) novel in the series, there's still plenty to enjoy here. There is a moment in the story where the tale seems like it might just wrap up on a fairly satisfying if downbeat note (I was reading an ebook, so didn't have the physical reminder of the remaining pages to let me know I was wrong), but I'm happy to report that the book's final third finishes up with a bang, full of the kind of action and twists that Abercrombie is deservedly well-known for. I was on the edge of my seat for much of the final act. ( )
  francoisvigneault | May 17, 2021 |
Argh. Can't tell if Joe Abercrombie wrote this other than the fight scenes. Some of the worst, ham-fisted "love" plot crap I've ever read. The resolution of which reminded me of junior high school. The rest of the plot was just about as utterly predictable and plodding. Skim, skim, skim ahhh fight scene.

Of course I'll read the next one. Everyone has a miss now and then. Hope for a return to real dark fantasy soon. ( )
  tedyang | Oct 28, 2020 |
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"New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie's thrilling new series continues in the follow-up to Half a King, which George R. R. Martin hailed as "a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go." Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland's deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. And weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path? Praise for Joe Abercrombie's Half a King "Half a King is my favorite book by Joe Abercrombie so far, and that's saying something."--Patrick Rothfuss "As in all Abercrombie's 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. It's a coming-of-age story. It's a Viking saga. It's a revenge tale and family drama and the return of the prodigal son. But most of all, it's 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 I've come to expect from Abercrombie and a tenderness I never knew he had."--Sam Sykes"-- "Set in the same world as Half a King, Half a World follows a new protagonist, Thorn, a fifteen-year-old girl in training for the king's army. But even as she's learning the ways of war, she's also growing up...and falling in love for the first time"--

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