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Half a War (Shattered Sea) (utgåvan 2015)

av Joe Abercrombie (Författare)

Serier: Shattered Sea (3)

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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. 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. 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 . . .… (mer)
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Titel:Half a War (Shattered Sea)
Författare:Joe Abercrombie (Författare)
Info:Del Rey (2015), 384 pages
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Reading all three in three days was too much and I couldn’t really be bothered with finishing this. Probably better than I’ve rated it but I was burnt out. ( )
  mjhunt | Jan 22, 2021 |
A fine conclusion. We certainly have come a long way from where we started with some of these characters. The degree and nature of the changes are rare for the genre, I think, and well done. But then one hardly expects rainbows and unicorns from Lord Grimdark (unless they're, like, rabid zombie unicorns). ( )
  tatere | Dec 30, 2020 |
An absolutely amazing end to this trilogy.

Once again Abercrombie was able to make this book just fly by. I could not put it down, the excitement and need to just keep going was so strong. While I did initially put off reading the final book, I always do for the fear of my favorite character possibly dying, I do always finish them. I decided to just plunge in and finish it, and yes, my worst fear came true, my favorite character died!
But I will say it took me by complete surprise since the entire build up to it, Abercombie had me focusing on two other characters in the same situation that when it hit who actually died, I felt like
I was slapped across the face, I was taken by shock, I was sidelined, and immediately I burst into tears. I appreciate this form of death reveal, because I was so focused on the other two that It never even crossed my mind that my favorite was in jeopardy, so the reveal just hit more.

The amount of trickery, lies, betrayals and people just playing each other, just kept building and building and I never once thought it could just keep going like that, but it did and it made it so worth it. It got to the point where I no longer knew who to trust {yah Yarvi Im looking at you!!!!] But it made the entire book so much more interesting. I wanted to know the next lie, the next betrayal, the next scheme, it was all so intricate and so compelling.

The thing I appreciate most is the usage of characters, once again we were introduced to new characters, but old ones kept reoccurring. But the new characters fit in so well, that it felt like they had always been apart of the story. I really liked Raith and Rakki, and my heart hurts for these boys. Seeing Skara grow throughout the story was interesting and while she isn't a favorite of mine, she does eventually become a very cunning and strong female character. I love that Abercrombie was able to portray so many different looking women and each of them be likable in different manners. They were not cookie cutter typical YA women and I appreciate that.

The action was constant and bloody and gross but so compelling that it was hard to not get engrossed in what was unfolding. The battle lasted for a few pages but the outcomes where never pretty and Abercrombie doesn't gloss over that, he lays it out like it is. People die, people get injured, badly, and the land is ruined and people have real reactions to it. But the thing I like most about his battle scenes where the realistic parts of main characters injuries, It wasn't just the side characters or some random dude in the background. These people are at war and people get hurt and to see that actually portrayed on to the main characters was so fulfilling, its something that is missing from so many YA fantasy series.

And yes there was plenty of love stories entwined into the last book, but you know what, they were the most realistic love stories ever, that I appreciated them when they unfolded. Not everyone ended up with who they wanted, others lost those they loved, some had one nightstands and then some got their happy ending. Every piece of love story that was included felt real, they never felt rushed, and they definitely were not all happy and lovey dovey.

An absolute great ending to this trilogy! ( )
  SweetKokoro | Jul 29, 2020 |
This was fun. Building off the Hamlet theme of the first book, we've seen the Hamlet figure go after Fortinbras while restoring a good uncle to marry his mother, and now we see him after even more. New characters figure in each volume, and this one was fun with allusions to other fantasy works. The first book seemed to gesture to G.R.R. Martin with a Tyrion theme, next up was Arya, and now we have bits of Eddings (the Queen dressing in mail to enthrall the men) among other nods and winks here & there. It was good fun. I listened to the audiobook format, which was well-performed.

The post-apocalyptic future theme is developed further as well, making this almost a spaghetti Western at one point, with all guns blazing in a standoff. A dash of Brooks in that, but I like this playfulness and willingness to not explain everything better. With some iodine pills for radiation sickness ("beans") things move back to "our" world (and finally, the "elves" aren't coded indigenous populations!) only to turn things in another direction. ( )
  james.d.gifford | Apr 4, 2020 |
Hey finish up a trilogy, let's make this book have yet another main character. Easy to mock, but it somehow works fine. Ultimately it is a satisfying conclusion to the series.

Comments on the series as a whole: First of all wonderful maps in the versions I read. Really helps with the world building in my opinion. Second, I kind of like that some people end up kinda like jerks but don't die or get fixed--just like real life.

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  Skybalon | Mar 19, 2020 |
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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. 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. 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 . . .

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