Red Queen's War

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,003 ratings

Prince of Fools Publisher's Summary

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Broken Empire series comes a brilliant new epic fantasy series, The Red Queen's War.

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.

In a journey across half the Broken Empire, Jalan flees minions of the Dead King, agrees to duel an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath, and meets the ice witch, Skilfar, all the time seeking a way to part company with Snorri before the Norseman's quest leads them to face his enemies in the black fort on the edge of the Bitter Ice. Prince of Fools is the first book in the series.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2014 Mark Lawrence
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  • Book 1

    • Prince of Fools

    • Red Queen's War, Book 1
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bit much like Got but lovely

    • By Mara on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Prince of Fools

    • The Red Queen's War, Book 1
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fantasy odd couple caught up in a bigger game

    • By Lore on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Liar's Key

    • Red Queen's War, Book 2
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait till next summer!

    • By Michael on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Liar's Key

    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,861
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never disappoints

    • By charles on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 3

    • The Wheel of Osheim

    • Red Queen's War, Book 3
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By MattBowers on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Wheel of Osheim

    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A decent end to an OK series

    • By Eric Sellers on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $34.99