Terry Reviews: Prince of Thorns

lawrence-princePrince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This month I am recommending both PRINCE OF THORNS and KING OF THORNS by Mark Lawrence. They are two of three, with the third not yet published. I have read the first and am halfway through the second. As a fantasy tale, Prince Jorg Ancraft’s story is quite extraordinary. It begins when he is 13 and already a stone cold killer with a horrific past. This is a dangerous and risky protagonist for any author to put forth, but Lawrence does it with verve and confidence. It is like a train wreck from which you cannot look away. This is a story that you cannot put down. Every time I said to myself – and it was often – “Oh, he’s not going to go there” or “he’s not really going to do that,” he did. A hard-edge tale of survival and conquest in a brutal medieval world well told and very compelling, it is different than anything I have ever read.

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2 responses to “Terry Reviews: Prince of Thorns”

  1. Good for Mark, this is someting that we all have known for a while on this site he is one of our brothers in Arms here and deserves the credit, plus he is a Brooks fan also and you cant argue with that.

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