Red Queen's War
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  • 1
    Prince of Fools: Red Queen's War, Book 1 | Mark Lawrence

    Prince of Fools: Red Queen's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Sean Ohlendorf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north.

    Fast-paced, funny and heartbreaking

    I do not know, since I have not read the print version, but Sean Ohlendorf brings the story to life in a magnificent way.

    Reviewed on May 27 2016 by Hans ()
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    Prince of Fools: The Red Queen's War, Book 1 | Mark Lawrence

    Prince of Fools: The Red Queen's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister - unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth - drinker, gambler, seducer of women - is one who can see The Silent Sister.

    He Does it Again!

    Refreshing. An understatement.

    Reviewed on June 04 2014 by Amazon Customer (Ashaway, RI USA)
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    The Liar's Key: Red Queen's War, Book 2 | Mark Lawrence

    The Liar's Key: Red Queen's War, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Sean Ohlendorf
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    From the critically acclaimed author of Prince of Fools comes the second volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series, The Red Queen's War. "If you like dark, you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through, and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous." (Robin Hobb) The Red Queen has set her players on the board…. Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed-for luxuries of his southern palace.

    Can't wait till next summer!

    Unusual protagonist

    Reviewed on August 03 2015 by Michael ()
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    The Liar's Key | Mark Lawrence

    The Liar's Key

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After harrowing adventure and near-death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason find themselves in possession of Loki's Key, an artefact capable of opening any door and sought by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire - including The Dead King. Jal wants only to return home to his wine, women, and song, but Snorri has his own purpose for the key: to find the very door into death, throw it wide, and bring his family back into the land of the living.

    Never disappoints

    Very enjoyable, always kept me guessing, as to what sort of disaster he will get Into next and what sort of ridiculous predicament he will have to dea..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2015 by charles (Edison, NJ, United States)
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    The Wheel of Osheim: Red Queen's War, Book 3 | Mark Lawrence

    The Wheel of Osheim: Red Queen's War, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Sean Ohlendorf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    All the horrors of hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's Key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jal's fortune back in the living world. Jal plans to return to the three Ws that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering.

    solid conclusion

    Great series and tied in nicely with the Broken Empire trilogy. I'll definitely be doing a reread of the entire series soon.

    Reviewed on July 04 2016 by Matthew ()
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    The Wheel of Osheim | Mark Lawrence

    The Wheel of Osheim

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan's fortune back in the living world. Jalan plans to return to the three w's that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering. Fate, however, has other plans - larger plans.

    Good Finish After a Disappointing Middle.

    Maybe. If I listen to Prince of Fools again maybe I will listen to it for continuity.

    Reviewed on September 09 2016 by Ab.pro ()