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King of Thorns (The Broken Empire Book 2) (utgåvan 2012)

av Mark Lawrence (Författare)

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The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I've walked from pawn to player and I'll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood... The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them. A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg's game plan.… (mer)
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Titel:King of Thorns (The Broken Empire Book 2)
Författare:Mark Lawrence (Författare)
Info:Ace (2012), Edition: 1, 458 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
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King of Thorns is the second book in Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire trilogy. As with the first book, we remain in the first person POV of Jorg, who in this book ranges from 14 through 18 years old. The story alternates between two time periods, one spanning a period of time shortly after the first book and the other spanning a single day four years later.

Jorg is still really messed up, but there are some glimmers of developing maturity hidden here and there. He started to grow on me a teensy bit in this book. I can’t see him ever being a character whose actions I cheer for, but I didn’t hate all his choices or all his thoughts.

There was one really awful scene I could have done without. Well, there were a few awful scenes, but the one that was hardest for me to read was the one about Jorg’s childhood dog, Justice. If you get to an animal scene that’s hard to read about, I would just warn that it doesn’t get better and if you’re the fortunate kind of person who has the ability to skip things without reading them, you might want to skip that scene altogether.

I still have mixed feelings about the series. The story holds my interest while I’m reading it, and Jorg is interesting to read about even if not very likeable. I didn’t feel any special motivation to pick the book back up after I'd put it down though, and I was easily distracted by other things I needed or wanted to do. I’ll go ahead and read the last book in this trilogy, but I’ll probably skip the related collection of short stories. I’m not sure yet if I’ll move on to the related subseries The Red Queen’s War. I’d be interested in any vague and spoiler-free opinions people who have read both subseries might want to offer. I’m curious if people thought The Red Queen’s War (starts with Prince of Fools) was better or worse, different or similar. ( )
  YouKneeK | Jul 23, 2021 |
This is the second book in The Broken Empire series, and continues the story of Jorg. It is now four years later than the first book, and finds Jorg getting married. On his actual wedding day, he is also under attack from the Prince of Arrow. Most of the book covers events that happened four years prior, where the first book left off. These events not only build a more defined character in Jorg, but many events that lead up to the current time.

I enjoyed reading this book a bit more than the first one, I think because things were explained in additional detail. Events take place in a post-apocalyptic world, with portions of what I consider our technological age (and a bit further than us) that still exist and can be used. Lawrence has added in what I consider to be mutations, in that "magic" can be used. Otherwise, it is a return to the medieval times as far as armor and weapons. Jorg is a character I have enjoyed learning of, through the past events of his life that made him the ruthless and bloody leader he is. Every page turn I wonder what evil is Jorg going to come across, or use, to accomplish what he sets out to do. Looking forward to the next installment in the series! ( )
  Ralphd00d | May 4, 2021 |
I would give 3.5, it is better than the first book but not up to the hype. There is not much of character depth in the book or character development. Of course if you are into highly action packed books, this might be appealing to you ( )
  FirstSpeaker | Apr 16, 2021 |
Jorg Ancrath has taken his uncle's throne at the age of fourteen and is aiming for the emperor's throne. His brothers, well, most of them, are still with him. But the handsome and good Prince of Arrow also wants the emperor's crown and the odds are definitely with him.
Okay, I devoured this book, wanting to see what happens next to Jorg and his somewhat diminished gang. It's a totally enthralling story and world. I still don't know what to make of Jorg; he has inspired passionate debates about his role in this book at my house: is he a hero (maybe), an antihero (maybe), a villain (maybe).
Jorg is mellowing a little as he matures but that doesn't say much. He's carrying the ghosts of the thousands of people he's killed, and that does have an impact on a man. I really like Miana; she reminds me of Lyanna Mormont from GOT.
It's another great story in a unique world, and I can't wait to see what happens next. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Mar 30, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Mar 6, 2021 |
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In genre reading I tend to look first to story or character, pushing aside the need for beautiful prose and clever structures. I want to be transported to another world, to experience the impossible. King of Thorns does this, but it also does so much more,
 

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The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I've walked from pawn to player and I'll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood... The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them. A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg's gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king. Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg's game plan.

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