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King of Thorns

King of Thorns

(Book #2 in The Broken Empire series)


Book Overview: King of Thorns

In book two of the Broken Empire trilogy, the boy who would be king has gained the throne--but the crown is a heavy weight to bear...

At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother--and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture and treachery.

Haunted by the pain of his past, and plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he has committed, King Jorg is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, an overwhelming enemy force marches on his castle.

Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But he has found a long-hidden cache of ancient artifacts. Some might call them magic. Jorg is not certain--all he knows is that their secrets can be put to terrible use in the coming battle...

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Mark Lawrence is an acclaimed British author renowned for his expertise in crafting captivating fantasy novels. He was born on January 1, 1966, and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Imperial College, London. He spent years in research science, specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning before devoting his interest and passion to the craft of writing. Mark's deep understanding of complex systems and intricate structures is vividly reflected in the rich world-building and detailed plotlines of his works. Best known for the Broken Empire series, including the best-seller "Prince of Thorns", and the Red Queen’s War trilogy, Mark Lawrence has created an undisputed place for himself in the realm of contemporary fantasy writing. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and his strong narrative voice, along with elaborate character development, has earned him a devoted international fan base. Despite the time taken to write his masterpieces, Mark Lawrence managed to juggle his writing career alongside a full-time job, until he decided to retire early from his research career to focus solely on writing. Known for his compelling storytelling, Lawrence’s work resonates with readers for its blend of intense emotion, vibrant imagery, and thought-provoking themes. His deep love for writing and innovative narrative style continues to engage readers around the world, making him a vanguard in the realm of fantasy literature.

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