Prince of Thorns

Prince of Thorns

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A stunning fantasy debut from a major new talent!
When he was nine, he watched his mother and brother killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king...
It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his. Since the day he was hung on the thorns of a briar patch and forced to watch Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him-and he has nothing left to lose.
But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce, can the will of one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 161 x 233 x 32mm | 585g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0441020321
  • 9780441020324
  • 148,602

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"This book is brilliant." --"Galaxy Book Reviews
"[A] morbidly gripping, gritty fantasy tale." --"Publishers Weekly
""The best book I've read all year...[Lawrence] pulls you in and doesn't let go." --"New York Times "bestselling author Peter V. Brett
""Prince of Thorns "deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head." --"Locus "
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About Dr Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence is a research scientist working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both British and American citizenship, and has held secret-level clearance with both governments. At one point, he was qualified to say, This isn t rocket science oh wait, it actually is. Married with four children, he lives in Bristol."
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4 37% (30,049)
3 21% (17,526)
2 7% (5,464)
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