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BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY “Prince of Thorns deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar.. . About the book: Prince of Thorns Book. Author: Mark Lawrence. Series: The Broken Empire (Book 1). Publisher: Ace; rd edition. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Prince of Thorns is the best book I've read all year [ Lawrence] pulls you in and doesn't let go.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times.

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By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king Life and death are no more than a game to him—and he has nothing left to lose. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I think the author was trying to write a book about scoundrels, which aren't easy to portray. This scoundrel is a murderer and a rapist and is unrepentant about it.

Tack on a relentlessly smart-ass know-it-all attitude, plot armor so thick you'll groan, mercenaries that will die for a young teenager for no discernible reason except perhaps for the laughable reason that he can somehow beat them in combat , and you've got a thoroughly unlikable, unenjoyable protagonist.

The book never wavers from his POV, so there is no relief from his view of the carnage.

A late reveal that questions his 'agency' might leave room for redemption, but on reflection he finds he has no regrets. Well, I do, for sticking through to the end to find nothing redeeming about this story of a murder-hobo seeking revenge and a throne, for no explained reason. The author is a talented writer but his story leaves much to be desired - try 'Best Served Cold' by Abercrombie for a solid revenge tale, and scoundrels you can both love and hate.

I was very confused when I started the book.

I thought it was supposed to be about a prince trying to recover his throne. However as I read the first chapter it seemed to be about a murderer and rapist. Then I started chapter two and it was the same POV from the same villain. If it had been an unknown author, I probably would have stopped at that point.

So I kept reading. And it kept getting better. And better.

The writing is excellent. The story is engrossing. The world building is intriguing. Lawrence writes terrific action scenes to top it off. Be forewarned, the book is very grim and very dark. Prince Jorg starts off as a completely unsympathetic character and at the start I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. The more I read though, the further I got sucked in.

There are times he's difficult to understand, he goes from cold to hot at the blink of an eye, he's surrounded himself with the worst of the worst and he takes lives without flinching.

Sounds fairly horrible, right? As you read on it becomes clear that a childhood tragedy and the manipulations of magic have had a huge hand in shaping him to be who he is and while it's not always "okay" it's understandable.

The best part of his personality is his wit, in my opinion. At this point I can't wait to read the next book in the series because I just have to know what happens next. The writing is solid and the characters are compelling although I do think our anti-hero was probably written about four years younger than he should be considering his abilities.

So, what was it about Prince of Thorns that ticked these boxes and made it great? Well, firstly: Jorg Ancrath. He was a unique character in epic fantasy. What made book one so damned special was that you never knew what Jorg was going to do next, because he had absolutely no conscience, no moral compass.

The second element that really made this book was the ongoing question: is Jorg evil? Certainly, he does terrible things. He rapes and kills people! As an infant, he was forced to watch his mother raped before seeing her murdered alongside his brother. He is then brought up alongside a father who was cruel, treated him as a disappointment and sought no kind of revenge for his mother and brother. Was this child evil or was he made evil by the things he had witnessed? If he was indeed made evil, does he deserve a shot at redemption?

Even if he was, would he ever take it? Jorg was cold, but he was articulate and as we have said, he charmed us as readers. For me, the most chilling thing about Prince of Thorns was that I found it very, very difficult to hate Jorg.

Something about that shook me and I think that is what makes the book so powerful. Never fear! His father, King Olidan, actually knew about the hit and was paid to let it slide i.

Jorg did just this — he defeated his uncle with the help of his brothers and the fire creature Gog, before taking his place on the throne.

I know this! Tell me about Book 2!!! Today is a glorious day.

His highness Honorous Jorg Ancrath, King of the Renar Highlands, heir to the lands of Ancrath and the protectorates thereof is getting married. He stands beside his beautiful bride, fresh and perky as the lilies on her head, in a chapel. Hang on one damned minute! Who- What- Where- But- Jorg? I know. I know! The fact is though, there are great differences between being 14 and being 18, having a kingdom and not having a kingdom, being a prince and being a king. There is also that fact that Jorg has seemingly released himself from the telepathic-like control of Sageous and Corion, whilst gaining the power of necromancy from Chella.

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Jorg admits to us very early on that whereas, when a child, he could see only black and white, he now sees the shades in-between. In many ways the Jorg we see in book two is different from the Jorg we see in book one. So, Jorg is good now? Jorg is not good.

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He has just had to change his tactics and realise that if he does evil things he is going to feel them. Lies of Locke Lamora and Babylon Steel are two modern examples that really pull this off. Four Years Ago We see that just days after Jorg takes his first castle, he is approached, on the road, by a champion, the Prince Of Arrow, he is an honourable sort and loved by his people.

This prince is looking to end The Hundred War that rages through the Broken Empire, take the throne and name himself Emperor. Confident as ever, Jorg challenges him to a sword fight — stating that if he, Jorg, yields then he will not stand against the Prince Of Arrow when he comes knocking on his door.

The fight unfolds and the champion batters Jorg. The prince stands over him and tells him to yield, but he will not.Other Editions A hard-edge tale of survival and conquest in a brutal medieval world well told and very compelling, it is different than anything I have ever read.

Seriously, go read Prince of Thorns now. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Where we all going, my brothers?

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