King of Thorns
In Book One of the Broken Empire, Mark Lawrence brought to life the "morbidly gripping"* ("Publishers Weekly") story of a boy in search of power and vengeance. Now, in "King of Thorns," that boy's journey into manhood takes him to the dark depths waiting within his soul... The boy who would be... show more
In Book One of the Broken Empire, Mark Lawrence brought to life the "morbidly gripping"* ("Publishers Weekly") story of a boy in search of power and vengeance. Now, in "King of Thorns," that boy's journey into manhood takes him to the dark depths waiting within his soul... The boy who would be King has gained the throne... Prince Honorious Jorg Ancrath vowed when he was nine to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother--and punish his father for not doing so. When he was fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now he is eighteen--and he must hold on by strength of arms to what he took by torture and treachery. King Jorg is a man haunted: by the ghost of a young boy, by a mysterious copper box, by his desire for the woman who rides with his enemy. Plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he committed, and of the atrocities committed against him when he was a child, he is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, twenty thousand men march toward the gates of his castle. His enemy is far stronger than him. Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But he has found, in a chamber hidden beneath the castle, ancient and long-lost artifacts. Some might call them magic. Jorg is not certain--all he knows is that the secrets they hold can be put to terrible use in the coming battle...
Publish date: August 16th 2012
Pages no: 597
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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