Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)Prince of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not the first one to point out that making an anti-hero work is really difficult; it’s a fine line between being disgusted by the actions and hating the character. Lawrence hit on the balance. I still walked away disturbed, perhaps more so at the end than I’d been all along. But Lawrence created all the right circumstances and a world that made Jorg what he is without justifying it, without apologizing for it, and making you think about the potential for the monster in all of us.

Chillingly wonderful character development.

Combined with an inventive storyline, a fascinating world, and a great pace and cast of supporting characters and you’ve got a book I read in one day. Just couldn’t stop.


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