King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns Mark Lawrence

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

I found these pages scattered, teased across the rocks by a fitful wind.


A six nation army marches toward Jorg’s gates, led by a shining hero determined to 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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Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Thorns Book Cover

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Ravens! Always the ravens. They settled on the gables of the curch even before the injured became the dead.


When Jorg, Prince of Ancrath was a child, the men of Count Renar murdered his mother and his little brother. He could only watch, helplessly, held fast by the thorns of the Hook Briar, biting deeper into his flesh with every move.

That day and those thorns changed Jorg. He leaves his father’s castle and joins a group of murderous outlaws, burning and pillaging as they go. But Jorg has bigger plans: He will be king. Then he will end the Hundred War and become emperor of the Broken Empire.

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