Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that - one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match....
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Everything. I absolutely adore this series, I love the character of Jorg and even more I love how Mark Lawrence continually move the story from current to 4 or 5 years ago. It entirely brings together the man he was and the man he is and why he makes the choices he does.
I have few absolute favorite books in the fantasy genre that reach an epic status in my mind, definitely the king killer chronicles, blood song and the way of kings. I would say Mark Lawrences series also creates the epic feel of a world with its own customs and way of life, gods ands myths that my adored epic series do, however, because Jorg is largely the sole focus of the series and all other characters continuously only carrying minor roles, I think this book does slightly fall short in that. I almost wish Mark Lawrence would have had separate books for each of Jorgs years, but then I suppose to have lived even more years with Jorg, the ending would have been absolutely devastating. For the series he wrote and the length, the ending was perfectly chosen.
This narrator does an EXCELLENT job! I didn't even think twice about getting the audible book as opposed to reading it. He uses different voices/inflections for the different characters, even does a fantastic girl voice!
The antics of Jorg would continually make me chuckle and smile. Smile that he was so completely genius and brilliant in his scheming.
If you like slightly dark humour, blood shed, or just want a book to get so absorbed in that you lose yourself entirely. Get this series, get it, live it, love it. Mourn it once its over.
The long-belabored conclusion to the knee-deep slog to the empire throne has, perhaps, a more interesting twist than the previous installments; however, Honorous Jorg of Ancrath finally nails his position as "Worst protagonist in Printed Media" by spending half an hour not deducing the central puzzle of the narative after it has been laid out before him in flashing neon.
The world in which this story is set is its only redeeming feature.
Loved it, had a down to earth feel that was easy to comprehend and enjoy... but sent me on a surprising emotional rollercoaster. Few story do that to me anymore and this one just creeps up on you with the feels. Sad, disgusted, it has it. Listen if you want to know what it's like to be truly evil for all the right reasons.
Yes, a great performance, good writing, memorable characters. then throw in some laughter, and finally throwing out the lines between black and white, whats not to like.
Well Jorg would be the character i most liked manly becouse, I can't really make up my mind on if i view him as a bad guy or a good guy. well maybe good guy is a bit of a strech so last say gray guy.
His performance lets me enjoy the book.
Yes, it made me care about the characters in the book to the point i wish i had more time with them and the world.
This book has everything that made you read the last two books,and you get to see Jorg grow more as a character. Only real down side is this is the last book.
I enjoyed the whole series in this book was no exception the problem is at the very end it felt as if the author had had enough of the series, or didn't know how to end it, and created what I consider an unsatisfying ending
The narrator in this series was outstanding! I will be looking for more of his content. His ability to change his voice for each character makes them instantly recognizable so there is no guessing who is speaking. I can't say enough good about him! Thank you James Clamp for this thoroughly exciting experience.
These books are just excellent!!!! Mark Lawrence became one of my favorite authors with the Thorns trilogy. Gritty, great action, original plot, fantastic anti-hero. Clearly, I'm not a great writer. However, I encourage you to try to ignore my rather unoriginal review and try these very NOT-run-of-the-mill books. First time I sat down with them, I inhaled them all in about a week. Once I coaxed my boyfriend into trying them, I decided I couldn't discuss them and overcome the itch to read them again. So good. Thank you Mr. Lawrence.
I absolutely loved this whole series. it drew me in, the astounding mystery with the builders and the correlation to our modern world was a phenomenal twist and added a new element to a fantasy universe. Lawrence killed it with his deep metaphorical intellect and kept me wanting more from the anti hero, but I applaud the direction he went with the finale especially. wonderful read and a few years from now I see myself returning to read again!
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