Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)

Mark Lawrence
When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led 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 hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched 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 his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?


Reviewed: 2016-07-05
A dark story? More like a pathetic story. The protagonist couldn't stop whining about everything like the spoiled brat he is. He has cero contempts for doing anything amoral and honestly, being a 14 year old special snowflake didn't help relating to him in any way. Besides, the only woman in the novel are: his mother, his stepmother (who is called a slut for no reason at all), the girls he has raped and slept with, and the girls he plans on raping/have sex with. What was the author hoping for when he created prince Jorg? Making people feel nauseus? I kept reading with the hope he would die a really slow and painful death but was disappointed. The 2 stars are for the good writing and the plot. Gah, I need to clean my eyes now...
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