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Half the World

Joe Abercrombie

Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or make fast a knot, or pull an oar, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he' s surrendered his birthright and been given a woman' s place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland' s Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself - or half a king, at least - swear an oath of vengeance against the killers of his father, and lead a raid against the Vanstermen. Betrayed, left for dead, and enslaved on a rotting trading galley, Yarvi will need all his Minister' s wit and cunning to escape, and all his diplomacy and knowledge to keep a rag-tag band of other slaves together on a month long trek across the frozen wastes of the utmost north. Among them are Sumael, the ship' s single-minded navigator, Rulf, an ex-raider, Jaud, an ex-baker, and Nothing, a mad old man with a mysterious past and an almost magical skill with a sword. And their owner, the brutal Captain Shadikshirram, will be dogging their heels at every step. Father Peace may be the patron god of Ministers, but to reclaim the Black Chair, Yarvi will have to strike a deal with Mother War, and once you' ve invited the mother of crows to be your guest, there can be no telling whose blood will be spilled.

Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or make fast a knot, or pull an oar, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he' s surrendered his birthright and been given a woman' s place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland' s Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself - or half a king, at least - swear an oath of vengeance against the killers of his father, and lead a raid against the Vanstermen. Betrayed, left for dead, and enslaved on a rotting trading galley, Yarvi will need all his Minister' s wit and cunning to escape, and all his diplomacy and knowledge to keep a rag-tag band of other slaves together on a month long trek across the frozen wastes of the utmost north. Among them are Sumael, the ship' s single-minded navigator, Rulf, an ex-raider, Jaud, an ex-baker, and Nothing, a mad old man with a mysterious past and an almost magical skill with a sword. And their owner, the brutal Captain Shadikshirram, will be dogging their heels at every step. Father Peace may be the patron god of Ministers, but to reclaim the Black Chair, Yarvi will have to strike a deal with Mother War, and once you' ve invited the mother of crows to be your guest, there can be no telling whose blood will be spilled.
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Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or make fast a knot, or pull an oar, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he' s surrendered his birthright and been given a woman' s place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland' s Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself - or half a king, at least - swear an oath of vengeance against the killers of his father, and lead a raid against the Vanstermen. Betrayed, left for dead, and enslaved on a rotting trading galley, Yarvi will need all his Minister' s wit and cunning to escape, and all his diplomacy and knowledge to keep a rag-tag band of other slaves together on a month long trek across the frozen wastes of the utmost north. Among them are Sumael, the ship' s single-minded navigator, Rulf, an ex-raider, Jaud, an ex-baker, and Nothing, a mad old man with a mysterious past and an almost magical skill with a sword. And their owner, the brutal Captain Shadikshirram, will be dogging their heels at every step. Father Peace may be the patron god of Ministers, but to reclaim the Black Chair, Yarvi will have to strike a deal with Mother War, and once you' ve invited the mother of crows to be your guest, there can be no telling whose blood will be spilled.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Keating

Length:

13h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:05


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:59


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:16


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

15:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:11


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:58


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:32


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

17:11


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

12:04


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

19:12


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

13:09


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

15:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

17:02


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:59


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

24:58


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

18:28


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

15:35


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

07:49


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:04


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

14:57


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

19:33


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

20:51


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

19:43


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

14:49


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

31:14


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

15:37


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

25:08


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

12:37


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

16:13


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

16:33


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

29:42


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

13:24


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

17:22


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

09:07


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

14:24


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

09:33


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

11:05


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

11:07


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

15:09


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

15:10


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

13:26


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

09:56


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

11:25


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

14:58


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

06:47


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

01:45