Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire #3)
Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in livi ...more
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Also - don't forget to try Prince of Fools, book 1 in the now completed Red Queen's ...more
Emperor of Thorns marks the conclusion of The Broken Empire trilogy and I must say, despite my lukewarm and dislike towards the first and second book, I end up enjoying the last book in the trilogy more than I expected.
Jorg, now 20 years old, is on his way to become the Emperor of the Broken Empire but there’s a looming threat that’s coming for him and the Broken Empire itself, the Dead King. EoT managed to wrap the main storyline wonderfully, the entire climax of the trilogy between ...more
I've written about Mark Lawrence before. I reviewed the first book in this series, Prince of Thorns, on my blog a couple years ago. I enjoyed it so much I happily offered quotes to Mark's publishers to be used on the second volume, King of Thorns, even before I'd had a chance to read it. I secured an advance copy of KoT, but again was too bus ...more
1. Single-mindedly takes the world by storm.
2. Spreads his wit (among other things, blood and guts included).
3. Flips everything on its head, traditions, magic, you name it.
4. Encourages blasphemy and the slaughter of innocents.
5. Will stop at nothing to reach his goals of claiming the title of Emperor.
1. Single-mindedly takes the fantasy world by storm.
2. Sprea ...more
"If i come back from Congression and I'm still not Emperor, I'm not going to be in the mood for excuses."
Emperor of Thorns, just like it's predecessors, is featuring two different POVs of the same character. One in the past, covering the time period between the events of the second and third book, while the other, in the present, is following Jorg's tale in the path of conquering and uniting the Broken Em ...more
Prince of Thorns was a seminal work in the fantasy genre. Jorg Ancrath a sociopathic protagonist who became both loved and reviled — seemingly in equal measure. The cry for “More Thorns!” overpowering. Quickly, Mark Lawrence turned Thorn‘s into an epic trilogy; a rousing tale of madness, mayhem, machinations, and meditations on the human condition. And with this final volume, the author has gifted readers with a fitting conclusion, remaining true to Jo ...more
Jorg of Ancrath, the Prince of Thorns, the boy who would be emperor, is back at long last. Our maliciously fascinating antihero is finally on his way to the holy city of Vyene. Escorted by the legendary Gilden Guard, Jorg is ready to make his way to Congression, the gathering of all the Hundred taking place every four years where they come together in the emperor’s palace to choose who among them shall take up the ever vacant throne of the Broken Emp ...more
➸ Book 1 : Prince of Thorns ✬✬✬✬✬
➸ Book 2 : King of Thorns ✬✬✬✬✬
Original review : February 2015
Sorry guys. I thought about some fancy way to write this review and it seems that I just - couldn't. Maybe, one day, when I'll reread it
a) A travel map review of his journey through Europe, becau ...more
I am completely blown away. What a great ending to a great series!
Jorg is on his way to Congression knowing he must become Emperor and unite the Hundred against the Dead King. Jorg knows that only united will they be able to stand against him.
As with the other books in the series, the author bounces between several time periods to tell this story. The process creates a captivating world dominated with strong characters you can't help but enjoy. Jorg more than any other shines. I was never sure i...more
My journey with this trilogy was rough. I enjoyed the first novel very much, but the second left a bitter taste in my mouth. ...more
Every four years members of The 100 meet in the holy city of Vyene, the heart of the Broken Empire, to vote. For over a century that vote has ended without anyone having the majority needed to claim the title of emperor. This time Honorous Jorg Ancrath is determined to see a different outcome. Jor ...more
This book, and this series, are unlike anything that I have read in a very long time. I think that the expectation that these are "high fantasy" needs to be removed - because I don't think it fits into that category, and if you read expecting that, you may be disappointed.
Mark Lawrence brings us into a world that has been broken in many ways. Physically, it has been destroyed by a people known as "the ...more
Good and thought provoking book and a fitting ending to trilogy, although it didn’t blow my mind the way King of Thorns did. Whilst I enjoyed the story for the most part (except the gruesome bits) I fo ...more
“A stunning conclusion to the Broken Empire Trilogy. Easily one of the best books of 2013 – and a book that’s well worth the wait.” ~The Founding Fields
If I had to make a most anticipated list of Novels coming out this year, Emperor of Thorns would be in the Top 5, there’s no question about it. Mark Lawrence really impressed me with the first two books in the trilogy, both of which I own in hardback – so that I knew that Emperor of Thorns w ...more
A multitude of well developed, twisted and unique characters is what, in part, makes this series so interesting.
We start our journey among a bloody brotherhood of the road, dumbfounded by disturbingly crude and grim narration of their atrocities, committed with unsettling triviality. LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN.
(I've noticed a lot of readers complaining about the "unnecessary and extreme" violence of ...more
I'm going to tell a story instead.
When I was sent a DM over twitter ask ...more
By roadblock I mean "giant choking lump in my throat every time I think about this series"...
Weird, given it isn't some navel-gazing, chic-lit, sob story, wah-wah examination of the world focussing on how we could and should be better humans. In fact, it's gory, unapologetic and painful. Sometimes even sickening. But th ...more
For all you Jorg haters out there, that one line, that simple declaration, sums up The Broken Empire better than anything I might be able to coax from my tired brain. Yes, for the second night in a row, a book has gotten its hooks into me and demanded I stay up far too late reading the final 200 pages. Fortunately, Emperor of Thorns delivered in almost every respect, defiantly answering my every conflicting emotion resulting from its predecessor, Kin ...more
Every man has his thorns, not of him, but in him, deep as bones.Satisfactorio final de saga.
En algunos momentos se me hizo aburrido, algo lento de a ratos. Algunas partes para mí estuvieron de más o se alargaron demasiado. Otra cosa que no me agradó tanto fue el cambio en Jorg. En este tomo la magia, lo que lo hacía tan especial, se perdió un poco. Lo noté más bueno y bondadoso.
Por lo demás, excelente. La prosa de Lawrence me volvió a maravillar, hay bastantes escenas épicas que me dejaron to ...more
Thank you Mark Lawrence, for one GLORIOUS trilogy. I'm absolutely confident that had the books weren't dark enough to diminish their audience, they were as popular as other awesome "mainstream" series (Sanderson's, Rothfuss's, Lynch's, etc.)
The biggest non-spoiler question in these books is: how in hell do we get to root (and dare I say, love) for Jorg's success? That awful murderer, rapist, monster.
“It's what I am, and i ...more
However, I can't help thinking of The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David at the Louvre, Ok not the original, but the first sketch David did. In that sketch, Napoleon didn't allow the Pope to put the crown on his head, he did it himself, so ... yeah, Napoleon crowning himself, same as little fictional Jorg.
For me personally the whole trilogy reads like a fever dream and in hindsight I would consider it the best approach to read it back to back, cause the gap for me between the books might have been too big to "get" all the little details and hints. I could have probably figured out a few things and themes sooner ...more
The whole series deals with politics, scheming, magic (mostly dark), ruthlessness, betrayals and lots of gory and cruel details about murders, battles and war. Even so, I snorted some many times, as there is also ...more
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