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- Description<b>BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY<i> Prince of Thorns</i> deserves attention as the work of an icoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head. --<i>Locus </i></b> When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were 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 Horous 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 more than a game to him--and he has thing 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?
- Author Biography<b>Mark Lawrence</b> 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. He is the author of the Broken Empire trilogy (<i>Prince of Thorns</i>, <i>King of Thorns</i>, and <i>Emperor of Thorns</i>), the Red Queen's War trilogy (<i>Prince of Fools</i>, <i>The Liar's Key</i>, and <i>The Wheel of Osheim</i>) and the Book of the Ancestor series (<i>Red Sister</i>).
- Author(s)Dr Mark Lawrence
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleBroken Empire
- Series Part/Volume Number01
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAce Books
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- Weight163 g
- Width110 mm
- Height188 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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