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Cover Reveal: Joe Abercrombie's New Novel

Exclusive: the sequel to fantasy hit Half A King , Half The World , is out in February and here's what it will look like

Fans of gritty fantasy were thrilled when Joe Abercrombie began his new Shattered Sea sequence this year, about the betrayed Prince Yarvi. George RR Martin called it, "A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go." SFX gave it five stars .

And now we're privileged to reveal the cover of the sequel, Half The World ! Click to embiggen:

Half The World new UK cover

Flipping 'eck it's a Viking ship versus a tidal wave of steel . Author Joe Abercrombie tells us, " 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..."

The hardback of Half The World hits shelves on Thursday 12 February 2015. The book is published by HarperCollins . Follow Joe Abercrombie on Twitter . Let us know in the comments below what you think of the new cover!