King of Thorns #2

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I have been utterly lazy since the holidays and I apologize if this review is not as good as the last. I finished this book just before the holidays and therefore needed dig in my brain in order to remember the full story. This review is about the second book of “The Broken Empire” series.  Like usual lets start by reading the description from Goodreads.

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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.

Review:

Congratulation Mark Lawrence you have created another masterpiece and made an even more fantastic novel than the first of the series. I found that this book ran away from the magic a little bit and showed how Jorg Ancrath really is Intelligent and a mastermind. Also instead of showing secondary character stories in between chapters. The author writes from the point of view of Catherine by showing her journal. I have found most of them good, but found that some of those journal updates where long and boring. Reading this second book will be a war long story, jumping back and forth from the past and present. You will be sad, joyful, excited, and won’t be able to put the book down. I just can not wait to read the third book of the series in order to complete this series of reviews. You should definitely give it a try if you read the first one even if you did not like it. I give this book a big 5/5 rating.

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Prince of Thorns #1

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Blogger: MrBows3r

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This weeks book review is a book by Mark Lawrence called “Prince of Thorns”. It is the first book of the trilogy “The Broken Empire”. I have to say that Mark is absolutely brilliant, but first lets read the book description from Goodreads.com .

Description:

Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother’s tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that’s true enough, but there’s something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse.

From being a privileged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg Ancrath has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming, immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities. The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares everywhere. Jorg has the ability to master the living and the dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father’s castle Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him.

Mark Lawrence’s debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.

Review:

This book certainly baffled me in almost every possible way. For the record, I did not read the book description before hand, and thus blowing my mind into little particles of my so called brain even more. After the first few chapters I was thinking to myself (because I have no one to talk to when reading of course) what the flying monkey am I reading. Prince Jorg a psychopath, murderer, rapist and more, but I am still left rooting for this guy to succeed in his treacherous bloody road. I love him, I hate him, I want to be his friend, and I want to kill him all at the same time! The author has done an extremely great job at developing the main character in this book. Not only did he do a good job at doing just that, but the book is also complex and structurally written in a genius way. The author often puts a small paragraph in between chapters that are either funny, completely random, or that describe the secondary characters personality further which I loved.  This bloodthirsty book was funny, sad, adrenaline pumping and intriguing in every way. I definitely recommend it to anyone of proper age for reading. You will not be disappointed. I will have to give this review a 4 1/2 stars!

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