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Prince of Thorns
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence
When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king Its time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take whats rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renars 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 himand he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his fathers 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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Kempfme
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This is a great start to a new to me series.

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johncadams
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Prince of Thorns is written in the first-person, which is something of a challenge for any author in terms of the complex narratives associated with fantasy.

Secondly, it doesn't pull any punches when it comes to involving the young hero in traumatizing activities. Both factors make for a distinctive reading experience.

Read my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/prince-of-thorns-by-mark-lawrence

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BehindthePages
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Anti-heroes are my favorite character trope! And the one that started it all was Jorg from Prince of Thorns!

@lirahlu @Sleepswithbooks @KateReadsYA @RosaS

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

lirahlu I love anti-heroes. One of my favorites is Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. He tries so hard to be bad but always does the right thing 8mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 8mo
BehindthePages @lirahlu I'll have to check that one out! 8mo
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Twainy
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HOORAY! 10th Anniversary Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. Signed/Numbered SE Hardcover arrived today! It‘s stunning! All the stars.

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Twainy
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🎧 Nine year old prince Jorg sees horrors committed to his mom & brother but can‘t help due to “thorns”. He then watches his father not retaliate for economical reasons.

Prince Jorg leaves, joins a band of shady miscreants vowing to return with a vengeance. He thinks about & commits horrible crimes and by 13 he‘s the head of the criminals & his story takes a return.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy The book was a bit slow but by halfway it picks up speed & becomes a page turner.

What got me on board was that the author drops the bomb that this story takes place in a post apocalyptic Europe! LOVE IT!
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TrishB I loved the series. The post apocalyptic bit becomes even more relevant. 1y
Twainy @TrishB I‘m so glad! I read so many books this month and this was one of the ones I‘m still thinking about. 1y
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johncadams
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TheSpineView Great review! I have this on my TBR list. Your review makes to want to move it higher on said list.💜📖💜📚💜 2y
johncadams @TheSpineView Thank you! I love your reviews too! 2y
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johncadams
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“Straight-up fantasy, with the emphasis on combat and the struggle of the central character to reclaim the birthright snatched from him as a boy. So far, so typical.“

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/prince-of-thorns-by-mark-lawrence

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johncadams
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TheSpineView Great review! 2y
johncadams @TheSpineView Thank you. I love your reviews! 2y
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HeyT
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This was pretty grimdark but I knew that going in based on the fact that it's a Mark Lawrence book. I think the truly horrifying thing is that the main character is only 14 and yet this is a world with petty kings and border squabbles. The thing I found the most interesting is that it seems to be traditional fantasy setting and yet it is also a far future of the world we know. Will continue the trilogy.
#BuriedAliveChallenge
#CalibreRoulette

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HeyT
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#BookReport
This week I managed to finish two of the three books I needed to finish before the end of the year. Both took me a bit longer than usual to finish but were worth every second.

#WeeklyForecast
My only goal this week is to finish the tagged as it's the last I need to finish for my 2020 challenges. I have no clue what I'm going to read after it though because I feel like there's pressure to find a perfect first book of the new year.

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I just love this part in the book where they spent so much time and energy into the previous fight, then the next baddies approaches and just ends it in a few lines. “I‘m not interested”

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TrishB
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Fangirl moment 😁
One of my fave authors wishing me a happy birthday 🎉🎉

squirrelbrain Aw, lovely! ❤️ 2y
Texreader That‘s awesome!! 2y
MsMelissa Sweet!!!! 2y
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JennyM Argh!!!! That‘s very cool! X 2y
Lindy Happy birthday from me too! 🤗🎂 2y
TrishB @Lindy thank you 😘 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Texreader @Book_Fiend_Melissa @JennyM hoping the good mood gets me through the work week 😁😘 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s so cool!! Happy Birthday🎂 2y
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍😍 2y
Texreader Great way to start the week! 2y
TNbookworm That is so cool! Happy birthday! 2y
Nute That‘s cool! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 🤩 2y
Birdsong28 So cool 👍😊📚📖 2y
Cathythoughts So nice 🥰 2y
batsy How cool is that! 💕 2y
Cinfhen What???? That‘s awesome 2y
Kalalalatja Oh no, I missed your birthday! Happy (VERY) belated birthday, and hope you had a great day full of lovely things ❤️ 2y
TrishB @Kalalalatja thank you 😘 2y
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Weisubei
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3.9 🌟

This book surprises me, yes it's all about revenge but it is also more. Well this book doesn't offer much in terms of plot story with Jorg's principle for killing any hurdles. But seriously, Jorg's character come with layers, I despise him and love him at the same time, one minute he's showing passion and mercy, and the next he's a killing machine. There are more to the story than just revenge, and it's a very strong beginning.

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Weisubei
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

“There is no evil, Makin,” I said. “There‘s the love of things, power, comfort, sex, and there‘s what men are willing to do to satisfy those lusts.”

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Weisubei
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

"Your choices are keys to doors I cannot see beyond.”
"You have a dark hand on your shoulder. A hole in your mind. A hole. In your memories."

It has been mentioned twice that Jorg has a dark hand playing his heart. I wonder the lack of explanation about magic in this book is due to Jorg's lack of belief with magic.

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Weisubei
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"Luckily for you, I want to win the Hundred War, reunite the Broken Empire, and be Emperor."

And here I thought you're just messing around people for revenge and humiliating daddy in the process.

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Weisubei
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

"You‘ll have Gelleth. I will give you the Castle Red. I‘ll give you the head of the Lord Gellethar. Then you‘ll give the heathen to me.”
And you‘ll call me “son.”

Almost 50% of the book. Ohmy, the length of Jorg will do to win his throne back is magnificent.

phantomx I couldn't believe the moment when Jorg returned to his father's kingdom and the way he talked and acted in front of his father blew my mind 2y
Weisubei Yes!! And he's only 15 😧 2y
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Weisubei
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

“You know how to break the cycle of hatred?” I asked.
“Love,” said Gomst, all quiet-like.
“The way to break the cycle is to kill every single one of the bastards that fucked you over,” I said.
"Every last one of them. Kill them all. Kill their mothers, kill their brothers, kill their children, kill their dog.”

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Weisubei
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"Ravens. Always the ravens."

It starts bloody, and it will get bloodier ?

#firstline #fantasy #tsundoku

TrishB It definitely does. 2y
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phantomx
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I had trouble figuring out how to pronounce Jorg's name when I was about 50 or more pages into Prince of Thorns. This Q&A interview on Goodreads helped on the pronunciation. I'm really glad (some) authors explain how to pronounce a character's name #BrokenEmpireseries

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Lucy_Anywhere
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Black as pitch with humor to match, I really enjoyed this. There‘s a knack to writing antiheroes and Lawrence just gets it - like, the MC is immoral, violent, and breathtakingly ruthless but I still want him to win. Now on to the second book because I need to see how his arc progresses! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read

TrishB Jorg is great 👍🏻 2y
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RobStark92
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence
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A delightfully disgusting tale of an anti Robin Hood, his not so merry men, as they pillage, plunder, and murder their way to fame.
Jorg is out for revenge against the man who murdered his mother and brother. A true psychopath, we see how his experiences as a child shaped him to be the scoundrel he is today Necromancers and ghosts too!
Points off for lack of direction and plot armor. 15/20! See my YouTube video. https://youtu.be/FXSIoQp2zj0

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RobStark92
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

I got my review up and tagged some people who showed interest in it. Let me know if you‘re not ok with tagging and I‘ll remove it. Hope y‘all get a chance to watch and let me know what you think!

The Broken Empire - Prince of Thorns https://youtu.be/FXSIoQp2zj0

Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks 😁 2y
RobStark92 @Enchanted_Bibliophile my pleasure I hope you enjoy it and gives you the scoop on the book. It‘s spoiler free. And if you don‘t enjoy the video let me know and I can fix some things :)) 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile I enjoyed the video very much. Subscribed as well to be notified for new videos. Thanks again. 2y
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Lesanne Hey, thanks for tagging me! I enjoyed the video and looking forward to the next one! 2y
RobStark92 @Enchanted_Bibliophile thank you so much :) 2y
RobStark92 @Lesanne thanks a bunch glad you liked it!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Appreciate the notification tag! As usual, I left my comment over on YouTube so you‘re more likely to be noticed by their ridiculous algorithm. 😅 2y
RobStark92 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I don‘t no nuthin bout their algorithms lol but I certainly appreciate the feedback and the comment :) 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RobStark92 Every like and comment counts towards whether you‘re considered relevant enough to recommend. People can like your videos all day, but if they‘re not commenting on YouTube, you‘re missing out on “points” basically. It also matters whether people watch your videos to the end or not. There‘s all sorts of graphs in the analytics tab to tell you whether people are watching your full vid or are cutting out part way. 😊👍 2y
MsMelissa Nicely done! The way you describe the protagonist makes me question how I could actually liked this book 😂 2y
RobStark92 @Book_Fiend_Melissa I mean you don‘t have to necessarily “like” Jorg to enjoy the book 😂😂, I certainly wouldn‘t want to be friends with him! I feel though that in terms of accomplishing his objective Mr. Lawrence pulled it off very well. There‘s plenty of POV characters who are despicable I think he just takes it one step further 2y
RobStark92 @Book_Fiend_Melissa Also thank you so much for watching and giving me your feedback. Also I do not disagree with you at all this guy is totally disgusting! I could see how that would be offputting for a lot of people 2y
MsMelissa Thankfully I don‘t have to like characters to enjoy a book. @TrishB had warned me about Jorg, so I knew going in he was no Prince Charming. 2y
TrishB Not had chance to watch yet and sitting in bed now so prob. tomorrow. Jorg is definitely the best anti hero I‘ve ever read. @Book_Fiend_Melissa has anyone got to the end of the trilogy yet? No spoilers, but it‘s one of the best endings to a fantasy series. And , while we‘re here....Mark is a great author to follow on fb and regularly interacts with readers. 2y
RobStark92 @TrishB OK that‘s fine ha ha I just tagged you because we have been talking about it throughout my reading experience. And I‘m on book 2 now, and honestly it‘s kind of depths, but I think it‘ll pick up at least once I can tell where all this is heading to. And I‘ve heard mixed things about the ending, but if what you say is true I definitely have something to look forward to!! 2y
Jovy Loved your review! Your take on Jorg is spot on. The intro with the music was a nice touch 👍🏻 2y
Jovy @TrishB I am on the last book and am slowing it down because I don‘t want it to end! Your comment is making me want to finish it NOW. 😂 2y
TrishB @Jovy you may disagree! You‘ll either love or hate it, but I find that‘s usually the way it is with fantasy series. 2y
Jovy @Trishb That is true. We shall see!!🤞🏻 2y
RobStark92 @Jovy thank you so much !! Glad you enjoyed it and I‘ll keep you posted on the review for book 2 :) 😇 2y
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RobStark92
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

Well I got today left in tomorrow but that‘ll be all she wrote for my vacation. So today, I‘m using my time wisely. I‘m gonna lock myself in and do nothing but read all day. Let‘s see how long I can take it until my ADHD kicks in and it‘s time for me to leave the room 😇😂 get some tea and grimdark !!

DAB May the force be with you.
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Cuilin Stay strong, you can do it!! 😀 2y
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RobStark92
Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

I‘m not gonna lie this Jorg guy kinda nasty lol 😂 I think I‘m gonna enjoy this

BehindthePages Jorg is one of my all time favorite characters 😅 2y
RobStark92 @BehindthePages I‘m only a hundred pages in, he seems legit though 😂 seems like he has some minor personality issues but don‘t we all 😂 2y
MsMelissa He‘s awful! But his story was still compelling. 2y
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RobStark92 @Book_Fiend_Melissa oh come now sure he‘s a bit crude but I‘m sure deep down he has some redeeming qualities 2y
MsMelissa Ha ha! Nope, I don‘t think he does. This reminds me that I need to read book two of this trilogy. I‘ll see if he‘s still as bad. 2y
RobStark92 @Book_Fiend_Melissa I‘ll be doing a review of the whole series one at a time I‘ll keep you posted :) they seem like quick reads I might have part one finished today 😇😁 2y
phantomx It's been so long since I've read Prince of Thorns, and Jorg is quite *cough cough* a character. I definitely have to finish this trilogy before the end of this summer. 2y
Lesanne One of the most interesting characters I‘ve ever read. 2y
RobStark92 @Lesanne seems like a very nice chap indeed 😂 haha really I‘m impressed, I‘m already halfway in it‘s a quick read. I‘m gonna like this one! 2y
RobStark92 @phantomx yeah he‘s quite despicable I‘m really interested if he‘s gonna get a evil dictator h*tler like arc like I have NO clue where this is going and I love it 2y
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RobStark92
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Welllllll I finally got through First Law 1-3 and man things got wild. Saw a bit coming honestly and the series has flaws but awesome characters. Stay tuned for my review tomorrow or Sunday.
Now, I‘m starting this!! I‘ve heard the protagonist is a nasty guy? Like how nasty are we talking? Glokta nasty? Joffrey nasty? Bring on the Grimdark !! #Fantasy #Grimdark #PrinceOfThorns #BrokenEmpire #Reading #Book #Tea

OnlyYoo I love morally grey characters. I picked this book up too! 2y
Karkar This sounds good! 2y
RobStark92 @OnlyYoo love morally grey characters you say? Then have you read “First Law”? 😇😇😇 2y
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RobStark92 @Karkar I know I know I know I‘m super excited 😊 2y
OnlyYoo Not yet but I definitely mean to! Idk what it‘s about but I feel like it has very The Last of Us Vibes which is one of my fav video games 2y
TrishB He is very funny though too..... 2y
RobStark92 @OnlyYoo I just finished the first trilogy, and there‘s some standalones, and A second trilogy which has one book out so far. I‘m going to take a break, and then read the standalones. Think Game of Thrones with a less flowery prose, and less world building. For anyone who likes him more simplistic stick writing style and focus on characters. I‘ll be making a video soon of book three and why you should read. Ill keep you posted with a link :) 2y
RobStark92 @TrishB all right I love a villain with a good sense of humor :) starting Page one now :)) 2y
Jovy I love Abercrombie! I‘m also new to Mark Lawrence and Jorg is similar to Glokta in my opinion. Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2y
RobStark92 @Jovy thanks for the warm welcome. I posted some reviews of first law on YouTube if you‘d like to take a look at them on my channel. 2y
RobStark92 @Jovy also this is my first Mark Lawrence book. I‘m liking it so far 2y
Jovy @RobStark92 I did check out your channel, great review! 2y
RobStark92 @Jovy aww thanks 😇😇😇 2y
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BehindthePages
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Seven books that will remain in our minds, because they touched us so much, changed us.
#7books7days

Day 5!

And I'll tag @LibrarianRyan to join the fun!

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Jovy
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I‘m totally berating myself for allowing this book to sit on my TBR for so long! Jorg is probably the worst anti-hero I‘ve encountered but God I love him. Can‘t even say why, which is a testament to Lawrence‘s writing skills. There are bits that may be offensive, so not certain this is for everybody. But it‘s my kind of epic fantasy. 🗡🗡🗡🗡🗡

#MountTBR2020
#Booked2020 #bookshowingahatorheadcovering
#PopSugar2020 A book with a three-word title

Cinfhen Great review 🙌🏻 3y
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Nomi_Schiano555
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Just wow

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KMcKee
Pickpick

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.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Chrys Love this series 3y
GypsyKat This series is on my TBR! 3y
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Sweetkokoro I love this series, although I‘ll be honest I‘m procrastinating on finish book 3 because I don‘t want it to end haha 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Sweetkokoro I do that too. To this day I have read the final volume of the Preacher comic series cuz then it'll be over. 😂 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @GypsyKat Its very dark and the protagonist is a real asshole - but it's very good. 👌 3y
GypsyKat @GrilledCheeseSamurai I honestly kind of love asshole characters. Sounds perfect! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @GypsyKat Well then you're gonna love Jorg. 😅 3y
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anwinj
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Really good

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TheBookishSock
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If you were wondering what all I read last week, I made a video of it -> https://youtu.be/K9mGhYRT1T8

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TheLibraryMonster
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Just finished Prince of Thorns, at 14 hours of reading in #24in48 !

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“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.“
Too true 🤔
Just finished book 3 for #24in48 !

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TheLibraryMonster
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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 🎉

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mutlee
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I needed the change of pace into something very dark and violent. I like that the anti-hero was unapologetically bad. Jorge is no bad boy with a heart of gold; he‘s straight up evil. Looking forward to continuing the journey.

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Sweetkokoro
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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!

TrishB Love this trilogy 👍🏻 4y
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Sweetkokoro
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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.

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Sweetkokoro
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#bookmail today!!! I finally have the whole trilogy in hardback! I can‘t wait to dive into this series! I‘m so happy I was able to find these used and in such good condition! #fantasy

Shaneyney That looks really good ! Let me know how it goes 4y
Sweetkokoro @Shaneyney Of course I will totally let you know how it is! 4y
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"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"

RaimeyGallant Interesting quote! :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
WoowReallly Thank you, I'll be sure to check them out! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4y
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cewilf
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Mehso-so

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.

pppooraikul This one has been on my TBR list for so long. Seems like it‘ll stay there even longer now. 😂 4y
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cewilf
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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.

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cewilf
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I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for this, but the second one has a strong rating on Goodreads, so I‘m going to try it! And by book light for now, since my husband goes to bed around 8:30 😂 Much too early when there are pages to be read and never enough hours in the day! 🙃📖

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TrishB
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#horror #quotsyjuly18
From a wonderful trilogy.

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BookMaven9
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Panpan

Blech! Didn‘t finish!

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TrishB
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#badboyforlove #marchintooz
Jorg is definitely a bad boy!! Dark and violent series - but Jorg is a fascinating anti-hero character that I can‘t help but like. A series with an awesome ending too!!

Cinfhen I need an anti hero book pick...stacking for future reference 5y
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