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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. Only half a war is fought with swords. 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 no god but Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil. Some - like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith - are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others - like Brand the smith and Koll the woodcarver - would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.
©2015 Joe Abercrombie (P)2015 Recorded Books
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By Joe falcone on 09-12-15

Wonderfully written. Hugely entertaining.

I read all three books in the shattered sea trilogy and then recommended them to my mother who is reading them now. I will now start The Blade Itself. Hope Mr. Abercrombie is hard at work on his next book.

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By Joe on 08-10-15

Wish I Had Known This Was The 3rd Book...

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I wish Audible had mentioned somewhere that this was the third and final book of the Shattered Sea series. They presented it as if it was a free standing new book. I had my suspicions while reading but I didn't do my own reattach until I was finished. I guess that's my bad but it would have been nice of Audible to mention it somewhere. Anywhere.

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