Broken Empire
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UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 217 ratings)
  • 1

    Prince of Thorns: Broken Empire 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging. Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse.

    lum says: "Dark, violent, sarcastic and unapologetic about it"
    Dark, violent, sarcastic and unapologetic about it
    Reviewed on August 21 2012 by lum (singapore, Singapore)
  • 2

    King of Thorns: Broken Empire 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I’ve walked from pawn to player and I’ll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood…The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them. A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan.

    J. Hoare says: "Darkness continued."
    Darkness continued.

    This second instalment of the Broken Empire trilogy is as entertaining as the first but as Jorg has grown up he has mellowed somewhat. (of course eve..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 23 2013 by J. Hoare (Australia)