King of Thorns
The boy who would be king has gained the throne... At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother—and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture... show more
The boy who would be king has gained the throne... At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother—and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture and treachery. Haunted by the pain of his past, and plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he has committed, King Jorg is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, an overwhelming enemy force marches on his castle. Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But he has found a long-hidden cache of ancient artifacts. Some might call them magic. Jorg is not certain—all he knows is that their secrets can be put to terrible use in the coming battle...
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Pages no: 458
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Post Apocalyptic
, Dark Fantasy
Series: The Broken Empire (#2)
Habt ihr schon mal den Begriff Grimdark gehört und euch gefragt, was das nun wieder ist? Grimdark ist ein Subgenre der Fantasy: die Charaktere sind zwielichtiger, ihre Entscheidungen fragwürdiger, ihre Handlungen gewalttätiger. Alles ist etwas extremer, härter, blutiger, kompromissloser. So würde ic...
I know what you're thinking right now: WHO ARE YOU? Yes. I came back. I am alive...kinda. In case you guys do remember me,let me start with the reason I've been missing for so much time. The reason is a huge mix of work,breakdowns and a car accident that BROKE MY ARM AGAIN. IT'S THE SECOND TIME ...
Seriously I'm blown away. The last 30% of this book is crazy, and by crazy I mean amazing. The book starts out with Jorg as king and there is some serious back pedaling going on to make Jorg seem like a more sympathetic character. At least that was my take. And I'm like come on Jorg you're no Jamie...
This is Book 2 of The Broken Empire and sadly, it didn't hold me as enthralled as the first book. I couldn't put the first one down and kept putting things aside to continue reading, but reading King of Thorns had none of that urgency. I kept muttering to myself, "And the point of all this is...?"...
The murderous lunatic is finally kinging it from his golden throne, when horror, gore, necromancy, bloodshed, carnage, splattered brains, and butchered human entrails happen again. Good times.
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