Half the World UK Cover

November 5th, 2014

Yes indeed, SFX have revealed the UK hardback cover for Half the World…


I said, “Half The World is the story of Thorn, a young woman determined to take a man’s place as a warrior, who finds herself on the crew of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi, undertaking a dangerous voyage up the unmapped rivers of the world to seek allies against the numberless warriors of the High King. There’s love, hate, death, wit, vivid characters, crunching action and, yes, an awful lot of swords…”

It’s coming 12th February 2015, but you could probably preorder via the publisher and a range of other key retailers, if you so desired.  OH LOOK YES YOU CAN.

Posted in announcements, artwork by Joe Abercrombie on November 5th, 2014.

11 comments so far

  • Dennis+E+Henley says:

    Amazon.com has the US version of the cover. It’s a subtle variation on the UK cover, using the sword/wave illustration but without the ship.

    Here’s the link:

  • ColinJ says:

    So is Thorn the young girl seen briefly at the beginning of HALF A KING when Yarvi is fighting Keimdal?

    I hope I’m not spoiling anything. I just wanted to impress people with my extraordinary observational skills.

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Extraordinary observational skills, there.

  • Christian+the+1st says:

    Looks magnificent, Joe. Thicker book , cooler cover, everything just keeps getting better. The final book in the trilogy is going to have a high bar indeed ( no pressure). What a joy to look forward to this after the holidays amidst a brutal Pennsylvania winter.
    I know you’re deeply immersed in The Shattered Sea books but any news on First Law Short Story collection ?
    thanks again

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    1st Law Short Stories was always going to be after these three, so we’re probably looking at early 2016.

  • Jens says:

    Great cover, not as good as the “Half a French King”-cover, though. But what is?

    Did you insist on placing that wonderful Viking-Ship on the UK-cover? Well done.

  • Giorgia says:

    Thank you Joe for signing “Il mezzo re” (Half a king) for my boyfriend’s birthday, last Sunday in Lucca!
    I’ve just given him and he was so happy.
    Well, actually he first asked if it was a fake made by me, but it’s ok.

  • Katy says:

    I always like the UK covers on your books better than our US covers.

  • Adrian says:

    I read all your books sir. Bought half a king yesterday and already finished it today.

    loved the first law series a lot.
    will there be a second law series?


  • AntMac says:

    In the belly of the great wave-sword?.

    In the belly of the Great-sword wave?.

    In trouble?.

    Can’t wait to buy it, so I can read it up.

  • Timothy says:

    After I read the novels I purchased the audible reads…
    Wow…. Love all of Joe’s series read on Audible… especially Sand dan Glokta in the first books. And Frost…

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