HALF A KING, by Joe Abercrombie
At battle's end, there is one more casualty: Yorbi's protector turns on him, and in a melee Yorbi plunges over the battlements into the sea. A day later, he is a slave, the iron collar riveted about his neck, thrown into the lowest pit with the weakest and most undeserving. Yorbi's trials become life-threatening as he's bought to be a galley-slave. Want to know how he survives? No spoiler here; read the book. Better yet, read it to your kids. It's a 5, with two sequels on the way.
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