The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition.
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.
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Praise for Prince of Thorns:
‘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’
‘Excellent – on a par with George R.R. Martin’
‘[A] morbidly gripping, gritty fantasy tale.’
‘Without a doubt the most original and most memorable fantasy debut of 2011. It’s difficult to imagine how another book could top this one.’
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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Book Description Harper Voyager 16/08/2012, 2012. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007439034
Book Description Harper Voyager, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing UK HB. Signed Lined and pre-publication dated. Rave reviews for this first book in the trilogy. Check Amazon reviews they are quite amazing. Rare 1st book in thus acclaimed trilogy. In very good condition with slight bumping to spine ends. Packed with great care. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000339
Book Description Harper Collins UK, London, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Limited Edition. ***Signed British Limited Edition BOOK TWO of the Broken Empire. Number #81 of 250. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000968
Book Description Harper Voyager, London, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First UK edition. 597pp. 8vo. Signed, lined, doodled #5/5, dated 11/11/12. The number 1 is present on the copyright page, book is unread, unmarked, tight, clean, and Brodart-protected. The second book in a trilogy, the first being "Prince of Thorns" and the third "Emperor of Thorns.". Bookseller Inventory # 0001360