I was hesitant to pick up this book, but I ended up really enjoying that it doesn't play by any of the rules. Very original.
Starting up Prince of Thorns next for the #24in48 !! The ending of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer left me wanting more, but I'm leaving the sequel for another day ! Prince of Thorns is a bit shorter, and I've been excited about it for some time !
Also, here's a pop art of my 24in48 progress, just because 🎉
This book is dark. It is full of violence. The main character, Prince Jorg, and his band of brothers, a motley collection of violent men, have not one redeeming quality among them. Nevertheless, I found myself strangely attached to them - probably because the world they inhabit is just as brutal and unforgiving as they are. This book won‘t be for every fantasy fan, but I‘m looking forward to the next installment. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I should not be starting another book. I should be finishing those I‘m already in the middle of. The problem is that none of my in progress reads are fantasy novels, and that is the genre I‘m currently in the mood for. I believe Lawrence has several fans among Litsy folk (I think @TrishB is one of them, right?), so I have pretty high expectations for this book.
HOLY MOLY!! This book was just what I needed to get out my reading funk. Oh so dark and gritty and foul and just evil on every page. Prince Jorg is one angry child and I‘m here for the whole adventure. This boy wants death and will spare no cost to have it done, friend or foe he does not care! Time to start book 2 as I have not had enough of this world yet! My May reading started off strong!
Umm excuse me Mr. Mark Lawrence but who gave you permission to write such a compelling story right from the first paragraph. I totally understand why people praise his work, I am 80 pages into this book and hot dang is it amazing. This Prince Jorg is so blood thirsty it‘s insane and I am loving it (kid is 13 wtf?!?) seriously this book is something else and I can‘t put it down. This kid wants to cause death so bad.
"Let a man play chess and tell him that every pawn is his friend, let him think both bishops holy, let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles, let him love his queen, and watch him lose them all"
By far my least favorite book this year. I didn‘t mind the violence so much, but the majority of characters and world weren‘t very well-developed, there were essentially zero significant female characters, and the writing was incredibly subpar overall. I‘m going to give the second book a try because it‘s much more highly rated, but I won‘t force myself through it if it‘s much like book one.
Struggling through this. Finally made it past page 100 after a week of not wanting to pick it up again. I‘m not always a fan of first person, and the writing doesn‘t feel cohesive, especially with all the flashbacks. However, my hold for the second book in the trilogy came in, and I really want to see how much better it (hopefully) gets.
🛡Morbid, gritty, & violent.
🛡Bland storytelling & progression.
🛡Camaraderie of Jorg & his bros was entertaining.
🛡Inconsistencies in Jorg‘s character, esp. w/his views towards women.
🛡His interest in Katherine clashes w/his persona & felt unnatural.
🛡Women are written terribly, of which there‘s only 2 w/minor parts.
🛡Finale was mildly anticlimactic.
🛡Some scenes felt like they were for shock value only.
SO excited to pick this book up today! It‘s been on my TBR for a long time. I love adult fantasy novels involving vengeance.
Follows a guy named Prince Jorg Ancarth, who as a child watched his mother & brother be brutally murdered before him as hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch. By the time he was 13, he became the leader of bloodthirsty criminals. At 15, he returns to the castle to take back what is rightfully his.
Okay. So many people love this book. I'm on chapter 3, but so far I just want to throat-punch the main character. Someone tell me his cruelty and attitude toward women changes. Fast.
Jorg Ancrath isn't the kind of #Royalty most people are expecting. And that's why I like him so much.
Love this series - although it's not for the feint of heart. It doesn't really get any more grimdark than this.
#nooneknows what Jorg is going to do next. A compelling anti-hero. A great author. If you don't like violence this isn't for you - Jorg's is a very violent world. One of the best endings to a fantasy series I've read.
#rocktober @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
Well, here it goes. My first audiobook EVER! I expect some hickups because I'm not native English speaker, but I hope I'll manage. And my old phone was pulled out again, and now serves me for my audiobook, because the only thing that's working properly is audio player. In the meantime, I could use some of suggestions for headphones, which ones are the best for audiobooks?
August #tbr I finished two already! The Killer Inside Me is a quick read I'll get a review up for it soon. & Saga V3, which I'm loving! Im excited to start Thunderbird, as that will bring me up to date with this series. I'm going start Prince of Thorns today. Have you read any of these? #bookstack #chuckwendig #saga #karenmmcmanus #jimthompson #bibliophile
Tagged by @Laalaleighh (and her Heathcliff-hating bf!)
1️⃣ Harry Potter series - Have only made it through 4-1/2 books despite multiple attempts
2️⃣ The Broken Empire Trilogy (tagged)
3️⃣ The whole Lily-Ryle-Atlas mess in 'It Ends with Us' - Not that I wanted Lily to go back to Ryle; but I just didn't like the ending at all
7️⃣"I heard someone screaming and then I realized it was me"
"..Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you'll find an edge to cut you."
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
Have you read the Broken Empire Series, too?
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A quarter of my way through and liking it so far. I'm not sure what I want for the main character. Letting him stay the villian might be fun and certainly original. But seeing him evolve into a good guy might be more interesting. Then again, you might argue he is still good, and just lost.
Prince Jorg has become one of my favorite badasses. This book is dark, graphic, and deep. This book shows us who we could be if we let the fury and darkness in the world swallow us, but it shows us that even from the darkest places, you can still come back. I think whether we like it or not, Prince Jorg reflects a little bit of us. The characters are well developed, and I can't wait to read the next installment.
Come for the psychopathic teenage protagonist, stay for the necromancers, politics, and hints of past nuclear holocaust.
Just mentioned this book during a discussion panel I was on. Tonight The Writer's Edge discussed villains - how to write good ones, what makes them fascinating, where they come from, and a lot more, including audience questions. Watch it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEC6MWLO_4