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King of Thorns : Broken Empire: Book 2 - Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns

Broken Empire: Book 2

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Published: 23rd May 2013
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'To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I've walked from pawn to player and I'll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood...'

The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First, though, he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them.

A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg's game plan.

About the Author

Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say 'this isn't rocket science ... oh wait, it actually is'. Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.

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King of thorns

By Mark

from Sydney

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

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    'Dark and relentless, Prince of Thorns will pull you under and drown you in story. A two-in-the-morning page turner. Absolutely stunning... jaw-dropping' ROBIN HOBB 'Excellent - on a par with George R.R. Martin' CONN IGGULDEN '[A] morbidly gripping, gritty fantasy tale.' Publishers Weekly 'Lawrence's poetic prose is amazing, far and away the best of the modern fantasy authors' PETER V. BRETT

    Mark Lawrence

    Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say 'this isn't rocket science ... oh wait, it actually is'.

    Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.

    Visit Mark Lawrence's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780007439027
    ISBN-10: 0007439024
    Series: Broken Empire
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 608
    Published: 23rd May 2013
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.6  x 3.9
    Weight (kg): 0.42