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

King of Thorns

Broken Empire: Book 2

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2013
ISBN: 9780007439027
Number Of Pages: 608

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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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Hail to the king!!

4

Jorg became king, this can only mean good news right? So right after reading the prince of thorns I decided to get straight to the point and grab this bad boy and I was not disappointed. It's hard to say if it was a step up from the previous novel but defiantly felt strong and held similar ground. Their did seem to be a lot of filler in this book though and it did start to get annoying but after a little bit it was straight back to the meat of the chaos. And that's esseintly what jorgs story is, complete and utter chaos that is fun! There is also a part in the story that they were building up this grand character making it out like a force to be reckoned with and it felt like it really went nowhere, as well as journal entries through another characters perspective that I didn't really feel was necessary. I also didn't care about this character who was writing the journal entries and for me really didn't progress the story At all. In fact u could remove all these entries almost entirely! If you enjoyed the first book pick this up, if you weren't too sure on the first book and hoping this one will change your opinion? Maybe give it a miss! 7/10

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100.0

`An excellent writer.' George R.R. Martin

`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

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
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.42

Mark Lawrence


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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