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Yarvi is the crippled second son of King Uthrik. He has been training for and is about the Minister's Test. When his father and older brother are killed, he is suddenly thrown into thrown into the role King A position he neither wants or is prepared for. He really shouldn't be too worried about that though. Those closest to him will make sure his reign is short lived.
This was my first Abercrombie and it was not a disappointment. Half a King was a great coming of age story. The character growth in Yarvi is absolutely phenomenal. Yarvi was a great character, and I did like him, but the secondary characters stole the book IMO. Abercrombie is truly a gifted storyteller. There were bits that were pretty formulaic, but the author still made them seem original. There were two great surprises that caught me completely off guard. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great Epic Fantasy, Coming of Age, or an Action/Adventure title.