Lawrence brings the Broken Empire series to its devastating conclusion
The path to the throne is broken – only the broken can walk it
The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne no matter who stands against me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending.
This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God. These are the last miles, my brothers. Don't look to me to save you. Run if you have the wit. Pray if you have the soul. Stand your ground if courage is yours. But don't follow me.
Follow me, and I will break your heart.
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.’
‘Lawrence’s poetic prose is amazing, far and away the best of the modern fantasy authors’
PETER V. BRETT
About the author
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 writing and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The thrilling conclusion to this favourite series maintains all the striking elements that made Prince of Thorns one of our top picks of 2011. Dark, brooding, amoral and Machiavellian, this is the closest inheritor yet to the the fantasy crown owned by Game of Thrones.
Great final book to awesome trilogy
Loved this series! Absolutely brutal, imaginative, not to mention original. So well written, these books kept me up ‘til 3am many a night. I will be looking for more books by this author now. Definitely recommend.
I loved and hated these three books in equal measure, to me that is the best kind of literature.