Broken Empire
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  • 1
    Prince of Thorns: Broken Empire 1 | Mark Lawrence

    Prince of Thorns: Broken Empire 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    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.

    Dark, violent, sarcastic and unapologetic about it
    Reviewed on August 21 2012 by lum (singapore, Singapore)
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    Prince of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

    Prince of Thorns

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (806)
    Story
    (812)

    Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel. Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later - unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

    It sticks in your head.

    No one can tell you whether you are going to like a book or not. When I read the first few pages of this book, I had this sinking feeling that I was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2013 by Door (Minneapolis, MN USA)
  • 2
    King of Thorns: Broken Empire 2 | Mark Lawrence

    King of Thorns: Broken Empire 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    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.

    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)
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    King of Thorns | Mark Lawrence

    King of Thorns

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (525)

    The follow-up to Mark Lawrence' s thrilling debut novel Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns continues the tale of antihero Jorg Ancrath. After wresting back control of his kingdom from those who murdered his family, Jorg sees the land erupt with hundreds of battles fought by lords and petty kings. More daunting still, he faces an enemy many times his own strength. Jorg may not be able to win this battle in a fair fight, but he wields a rage and cunning that just might even the odds.

    Still no Unicorns ,,, but
    Reviewed on May 27 2014 by Todd (Overseas)
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    Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel | Mark Lawrence

    Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (442)

    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....

    Entire Adoration

    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 curren..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2014 by Just Marvel Me (Ohio)
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    Emperor of Thorns: The Broken Empire, Book 3 | Mark Lawrence

    Emperor of Thorns: The Broken Empire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    Lawrence brings the Broken Empire series to its devastating conclusion. The path to the throne is broken - only the broken can walk it. The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne no matter who stands against me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending. This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God.

    Good listen but disappointing ending
    Reviewed on February 05 2014 by Jonathan (Sandgate, Australia)