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REVIEW | Prince of Thorns – Mark Lawrence

“Tell me, tutor,’ I said. ‘Is revenge a science, or an art?”

I finished my reread of Prince of Thorns a few days ago – and I loved it just as much as the first time I read it, about 8 years ago, and started my love affair with Marks writing. Why on earth have I left it so long to revisit this series!?

“There’s something brittle in me that will break before it bends.”

Jorg Ancrath is an antihero. I remember Jorg not being a nice guy, but I forgot just how bad. He may be the hero of our story, but you wouldn’t know it if you ever crossed him, and he’s only 13 when we first meet him. Don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security though, there’s no end to the levels of depravity he will go to, and where his ambition will take him in his quest to be King by 15.

“Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.”

Over the book we see how Jorg has grown to become what he has, we delve into his tragic past and his family history. We also see how the world is landscaped, merging fantasy with science – a concept I never knew I loved until this series.

I’m now moving on to rereading King of Thorns as a buddy read with some people on Instagram, and I’m so excited to have people to talk to about it as I read this time around!



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About Me

Books and food enthusiast. I discovered a love for reading in my late teens, so you’ll see me catching up on older series quite often. I also love to travel around the UK, where I live, and picking up some crafty hobbies – I hope to share snippets of this amongst all the book content. Other interests include gaming, podcasts, drinking too much tea, and trying to personify autumn.

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