Saturday, August 27, 2011

What We're Reading - Prince of Thorns.

Prince of Thorns is the debut novel of Mark Lawrence, and it is superb! It is a dark fantasy novel, brutal and unyielding. It focuses on Prince Jorg who saw his mother and brother butchered when he was nine. That event leads him down a path of killing and horror. He leads his own band of bloodthirsty thugs at 13, plans on being king by 15, and emperor by 21.

The story is quite fast paced and compelling. Jorg is an anti-hero you can like. The supporting cast have depth and are intriguing in their own rights. Filled with dark magic, death, and deception, Prince of Thorns is an exceptional novel, and a must read for anyone who loves dark fantasy.

Thanks to Tim [our resident Fantasy fiction reader] for the review.

Ed. note...according to Lawrence's website this is the first book in a planned trilogy so there is more to come!

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