The Shattered Sea Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.

‘Betrayed by his family and left for dead, Prince Yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself – all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of a hard, cold world, he cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so has sharpened his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast, he finds they can help him more than any noble could. Even so, Yarvi’s path may end as it began – in twists, traps and tragedy…’

This is one of my favourite series!                   Beginning with Half a King, continuing with Half the World and concluding with Half a War, this trilogy is that of epic fantasy, full of wonderful description and surprises.                                                                A brilliant storyline throughout all three books and a somewhat satisfying conclusion.

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