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Publisher Description

BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY

“Prince of Thorns
deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head.”—Locus 


When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of 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?

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2011
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

It'sLiterature ,

Different, Exciting, Brutal

If you are looking for high fantasy reminiscent of Salvatore, Jordan, and Tolkien you will not find it here. If you want a palate cleanser from traditional tropes of heroism, then welcome home. Jorg Ancranth, a truly powerful figure in fantasy that can’t be easily placed anywhere on the standard Chaotic, Neutral, Good matrix of character morality, leads a band of of brothers who themselves are neutral on their best days. He is an unstoppable force that brings immovable objects to their knees through sheer ruthlessness and deviousness. While not perfectly evil, Jorg is unstoppable with every one of his actions perfectly reflective of his backstory and who he is as a person. If you want a solid story, in a new world, told from the perspective of an ambitious, conniving anti-hero, read these books.

Culturism ,

WotW hole.

This is a very good read, albeit very dark, but with under tones that emphasize humanity, especially towards the end. Very good storyline, complex plot, interesting style, entertaining dialogue, and strong action. If you liked The Name of the Wind, The Warded Man, or the Night Angel trilogy, you will enjoy this book.

Youshakeitbaby ,

Strange writing style.

The story line had a lot of potential in a dark, twisted depressing sort of way but disliked much of the author's writing style.

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