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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....

©2013 Bobalinga, Ltd (P)2013 Recorded Books

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What did you love best about Emperor of Thorns?

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.

What other book might you compare Emperor of Thorns to and why?

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.

What does James Clamp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The antics of Jorg would continually make me chuckle and smile. Smile that he was so completely genius and brilliant in his scheming.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Narrator

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.

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Amazing

One of my favorite trilogies I have ever read. Each book is distinct but together the trilogy forms an amazing story. Even though it is set in the future, the world it describes has a very old world feel. It is, however, a little too graphic for the younger listeners/readers.

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If you are reading this, you should buy

This book. The prose. The ideas. The characters. It's beautiful. It didn't start beautiful. It's full of ugly characters and ugly places and ugly problems. But it handled like a poem. Like a dream. I relished this story. And Mr Clamp - phenomenal job. Absolutely nailed the delivery and tone.

Well done gents. I only. Hope those who are hesitant at the first book's reviews find this one and decide to get the series.

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Excellent from start to finish

Excellent from start to finish. Won't want to put the book down. Fantastic book. Would recommend for anyone looking for a good series.

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Entertaining and compelling, but ...

... I feel like it wrapped up a little too quickly for an epic story.

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A nice conclusion to the trilogy.

I liked this series a lot it used many classic fantasy elements but put a unique twist on them. My only critique is that it seemed rushed and slightly underdeveloped at times. Don't get me wrong still a good book and series. I just feel like it would have benefited from the books being longer or even a 4th one.

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Great stuff

loved every part of the trilogy. narrator quickly became my favorite that I've ever listened too

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A great ending to an awesome trilogy. 5 stars.

The whole story from beginning to wnd had twists and turns. It inspires reflection and action.

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very enjoyable

i enjoyed it on every level, unexpected twists and turns, with dark overtones.

absolutely loved this series