Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence audiobook

Prince of Thorns

By Mark Lawrence
Read by James Clamp

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Broken Empire Series: Book 1

9.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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"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?"

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Summary

Summary

"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?"

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dark and relentless, Prince of Thorns will pull you under and drown you in story. A two-in-the-morning page turner. Jaw-dropping.” Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author
“Vivid…full of wonder. This book is brilliant.” Galaxy Book Reviews
Prince of Thorns is one of this year’s most anticipated fantasy debuts; and now I know why! It’s incredible.” Civilian-Reader.blogspot.com
“This is a lean, cold knife-thrust of a novel, a revenge fantasy anchored on the compelling voice and savage purpose of its titular Prince…Thoroughly recommended.” Neal Asher, British science fiction writer

Reviews

Reviews

by Russell 9/13/2017
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Dark Fantasy at it's finest

This is one of the first Fantasy books I've partaken of where the main character is pretty much Evil. Even though the world Mark Lawrence portrays in no Sunday picnic, the Protagonist in this tale is ruthless to the core.

To say it was engrossing would be an understatement.

I was concerned at first about the feats that were being attributed to such a young character. However Mr. Lawrence avoids the pitfalls of other Fantasy writers. He acknowledges the unlikely hood of events and even has the character, performing remarkable feats, take time to contemplate the pure luck of some of his encounters. There are plenty of plot points that will keep me into this series, many of which were surprising. The next two books in the series portray the main character when he's older and wiser and I look forward to his fortune to being honed from lucky to just damn skilled. I burnt through this book in one sitting.

Highly recommend to Fantasy Fans, especially if you enjoyed 'The Book of the New Sun' Series by Gene Wolfe as this is the more gritty, action packed version.
by Michael1 9/13/2017
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Doesn't Hit the Mark

I really, really wanted to like this book. I liked the cover. I liked the description. I liked that it has good ratings. And then I started it. And I have to blame myself for not doing enough research to find out this book was written in first person. I cringe as I write that. I am ok with reading first person short stories, but books, I cringe . . . again. And first person novel in my favorite genre, Fantasy, I cringe even more. The book started off really weird at first. So much so that I couldn't really get a good grasp on it. And then again, I "listened" to it, and the guy narrating it was so off-putting for me, I had to listen in small blocks of time . . . 20 minutes here, 15 minutes there. Don't get me wrong. I respect that Mark Lawrence wrote something that got published. I think that is awesome. That being said, this book was not for me. And for those who liked or really loved it, I am glad it worked for you. Now, I cannot be honest and say it is all bad, because as I moved along in the story, I began to find parts of the story I liked, but not enough to get me to the 3 out of 5 level. I was not put off by the violence; I had no problem with it, however the feats attained by the main character at so young an age . . . yeah, I don't know. So ultimately I feel comfortable giving the story a 2 out of 5 . . . it was ok. I will not be continuing with the next two books in the series. Good luck Mr. Lawrence with your future books.

Author

Author Bio: Mark Lawrence

Author Bio: Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence is the author of fantasy novels, including the Broken Empire trilogy, the Red Queen’s War trilogy, and the Book of the Ancestor series. He is also a research scientist working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both British and American citizenship, and has held secret-level clearance with both governments.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English