When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king…It’s time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what’s rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar’s men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him—and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father’s castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?
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Dark fantasy at its best
Ignore the naysayers. Mark Lawrence is a genius. These books are fantastic. If you're open to the anti-hero and you can handle the darkness, DO NOT pass this series up. Each book is better than the last and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Give it 30 minutes and you'll never look back.
I just downloaded and started this book. I was horrified to find out the narration is absolutely terrible. Between each sentence the narrator waits at least three or four seconds before starting the next.
It's like they recorded every sentence of this book separately. It ruins any kind of flow. I don't think I'll even be able to continue listening...
I’m giving two stars because the book itself is probably good. But it’s the toughest book to listen to. The pauses between dialogue feels like 20 minutes. I feel like the book could have been read in half the time. I couldn’t even pay attention to the book itself because it was so bad. They should edit the audio and take out the hours of dead space. It would have been a much better listen.