Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
To regain a throne he never wanted, Prince Yarvi first must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.
Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could. Will the usurped become the usurper?
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Ableism (central theme), internalised ableism, ableist language and ableist slurs
- Arranged marriage
- Child abuse recounted
- Death of a brother
- Death of a father
- Death of a husband
- War themes