Prince of Thorns

BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY “Prince of Thorns deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head.”—Locus When he was nine, he ...

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101543290

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY “Prince of Thorns deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head.”—Locus 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 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?

Emperor of Thorns

In the final novel in the Broken Empire Trilogy, the boy who would rule all may have finally met his match.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624930

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In the final novel in the Broken Empire Trilogy, the boy who would rule all may have finally met his match... King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations. His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends to take the next step in his upward climb. Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg plans to change that. He’s uncovered the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced—a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King.

The Complete Broken Empire Trilogy Prince of Thorns King of Thorns Emperor of Thorns

The complete, critically-acclaimed debut fantasy trilogy: The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence. This bundle includes PRINCE OF THORNS, KING OF THORNS and EMPEROR OF THORNS.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000811370X

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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The complete, critically-acclaimed debut fantasy trilogy: The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence. This bundle includes PRINCE OF THORNS, KING OF THORNS and EMPEROR OF THORNS.

Study Guide

This 70-page guide for "Prince of Thorns" by Mark Lawrence includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 49 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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ISBN: 9781708820275

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 70-page guide for "Prince of Thorns" by Mark Lawrence includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 49 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Quest for Power: "The Game" and The Necessity of Sacrifice in the Pursuit of Power.

Prince of Fools

International bestselling author Mark Lawrence continues the bold new world of dark fantasy he created in the Broken Empire trilogy with the first book of the Red Queen's War.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630930

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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International bestselling author Mark Lawrence continues the bold new world of dark fantasy he created in the Broken Empire trilogy with the first book of the Red Queen's War... For all her reign the Red Queen has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Content with his role as a minor royal, Jal pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war with the undead is coming, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks that nothing that will affect him. He's wrong... After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game—and the Red Queen controls the board.

King of Thorns

In book two of the Broken Empire trilogy, the boy who would be king has gained the throne—but the crown is a heavy weight to bear.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581263

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In book two of the Broken Empire trilogy, the boy who would be king has gained the throne—but the crown is a heavy weight to bear... At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother—and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture and treachery. Haunted by the pain of his past, and plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he has committed, King Jorg is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, an overwhelming enemy force marches on his castle. Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But he has found a long-hidden cache of ancient artifacts. Some might call them magic. Jorg is not certain—all he knows is that their secrets can be put to terrible use in the coming battle...

Dispel Illusion

Sometimes being wrong is the right answer.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781542094016

Category:

Page: 227

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Sometimes being wrong is the right answer. Nick Hayes's genius is in wringing out the universe's secrets. It's a talent that's allowed him to carve paths through time. But the worst part is that he knows how his story will end. He's seen it with his own eyes. And every year that passes, every breakthrough he makes, brings him a step closer. Mia's accident is waiting for them both in 2011. If it happens then he's out of choices. Then a chance 1992 discovery reveals that this seeker of truth has been lying to himself. But why? It's a question that haunts him for years. A straw he clings to as his long-awaited fate draws near. Time travel turns out not to be the biggest problem Nick has to work on. He needs to find out how he can stay on his path but change the destination. Failure has never been an option, and neither has survival. But Nick's hoping to roll the dice one more time. And this new truth begins with a lie.

The Liar s Key

From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire trilogy comes the second book of the Red Queen’s War.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630949

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire trilogy comes the second book of the Red Queen’s War... After harrowing adventure and near death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason find themselves in possession of Loki’s key, an artefact capable of opening any door and sought by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire—including the Dead King. Jal wants only to return home to his wine, women, and song, but Snorri has his own purpose for the key: to find the very door into death, throw it wide, and bring his family back into the land of the living. And as Snorri prepares for his quest to find death’s door, Jal’s grandmother, the Red Queen, continues to manipulate kings and pawns toward an endgame of her own design...

The Wheel of Osheim

Fate, however, has other plans, larger plans. The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630957

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 538

From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the Red Queen’s War... All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting out alive and with Loki’s key is all that matters. Loki’s creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan’s fortune back in the living world. Jalan plans to return to the three w’s that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering. Fate, however, has other plans, larger plans. The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. When the end of all things looms, and there’s nowhere to run, even the worst coward must find new answers. Jalan and Snorri face many dangers, from the corpse hordes of the Dead King to the many mirrors of the Lady Blue, but in the end, fast or slow, the Wheel of Osheim always pulls you back. In the end, it’s win or die.

Red Sister

It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198886X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors... At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies. Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself. Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.


One Word Kill

Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this new novel by the bestselling author who George RR Martin describes as "an excellent writer.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503903265

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this new novel by the bestselling author who George RR Martin describes as "an excellent writer." In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he's dying. And it isn't even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange--yet curiously familiar--man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn't exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia's in grave danger, though she doesn't know it yet. She needs Nick's help--now. He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics. Challenge accepted.

Enchanted Sleeping Beauty The Legend Of Briar Rose

To reach your love you must overcome the Wall of Thorns ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! WALL
OF THORNS : “ Thorn as sharp as needle bite , A wall too strong for all your might
. Try me , Prince , and you ' ll agree The battle only goes to me ! " ( MUSIC CUE ...

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Limited Wish

One choice.

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781542016063

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One choice. Two possible timelines. And a world hanging in the balance. It's the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn't really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who's already dabbled in time travel. When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out--literally. Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime--or lifetimes. Game on.

The holy Bible

... of people is the kings be that is flow to anger appeaseth strife . honour : but in
the want of people is the de 19 The way of the Nothful man is as an hedge Chap :
struction of the prince . of thorns : but the way of the righteous t is made 29. 22 .

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The Golden Thorns

With the slightest of motions, the prince sent his blade spinning into attack after
attack . At first, Falorn could ... Nothing he could do came close to penetrating the
Jhodric's guard, but gradually the pace of the prince's swordplay began to slow .

Author: Leigh Grossman

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479490040

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 110

Knighted for bravery in a battle he only half remembers, his newfound noble status is the only thing that saves Falorn's life when he's captured by a powerful archbishop. But that nobility also forces him on a doomed quest into the land of the Immortal King, where savage armies compete with powerful wizards to try to take away the magical artifact that propelled Falorn into this mess in the first place. In a web of betrayals and counterbetrayals, he finds himself caught in a love triangle between the woman whom he loves but who has twice abandoned him, and the woman who seems to love him -- but whom he can never fully trust. Wizards, monsters, pirates, murderous cults, and rogue professors all have a role to play in this thrilling sequel to The Green Lion. But the ultimate role will be played by the sorceress in whose thorns Falorn is caught, and who set in motion the events that threaten to consume him!

Ugly Thorns on Beautiful Flowers

Carmen Prince Jackson has taken a giant leap of faith in writing this book and she holds no punches when it comes to talking about the serious issues that we face in life.

Author: Carmen Prince Jackson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781794564787

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 97

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Ugly Thorns on Beautiful Flowers is partly autobiographical in the sense that Carmen Prince Jackson shares her stories and experiences to help others attain understanding and peace. In this book, Prince Jackson gives details about being in sticky situations and not really knowing how she was going to get out of them or be able to live on after having gone through them. Oftentimes, we as human beings find it difficult to be honest with ourselves, let alone, others. Carmen Prince Jackson has taken a giant leap of faith in writing this book and she holds no punches when it comes to talking about the serious issues that we face in life. Some of the issues tackled are lust, drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety and much more. You will be able to see yourself and almost everyone you know when reading this book.

Princess of Thorns

. The combination of adventure; lovable, complex characters; and a touch of romance make this a book that teens will be drawn to, especially those who appreciate strong female protagonists.”—School Library Journal “The plotting is ...

Author: Stacey Jay

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0307981436

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 922

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne. It’s been ten years since Princess Aurora’s mother, the Sleeping Beauty, sacrificed her life to give her daughter her magical powers. Aurora knows that magic is never free. The price for hers is that she will never know romantic love. Prince Niklaas is living on borrowed time. Unless he is able to convince a princess to marry him before his eighteenth birthday, he will meet the same terrible fate as his ten older brothers. When Niklaas and Aurora meet under unusual circumstances, they must race to prevent the fulfillment of an ogre prophecy foretelling the end of human life. But will they be able to break their curses? “Compelling and action-packed. . . . The combination of adventure; lovable, complex characters; and a touch of romance make this a book that teens will be drawn to, especially those who appreciate strong female protagonists.”—School Library Journal “The plotting is impeccable, the world building ample, and the resolution neatly done without feeling pat.”—Booklist “The banter between rakish Niklaas and feisty Aurora is crackling with chemistry and wit.”—The Bulletin “We absolutely loved Stacey Jay’s Princess of Thorns, a riveting retelling of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ that's full of action, drama and romance.”—romantictimes.com “Will appeal to fantasy lovers.”—VOYA “Jay creates people with real flaws, but endows them with enough integrity to be characters to respect and want to know.”—examiner.com Praise for Juliet Immortal “The bones of the classic Beauty and the Beast story are all here, imaginatively fleshed out with tropes from science fiction, fantasy, even political drama. . . . Will please readers who like to believe that fairy tales can come true, even under dire circumstances.” —The Bulletin, Recommended Praise for Of Beast and Beauty “The romance is intense, and so is the horror in this strong reversal of the Romeo and Juliet story. . . . Teens will enjoy the macabre fantasy story of forbidden love.” —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

The Old Curiosity Shop

... peaceable , good For , this good Prince had two sharp Datured , corpulent ,
rather sleepy Prince . thorns in his pillow , two hard knobs This Puissant Prince
was married to in his crown , two heavy loads on his a lovely Princess whose
name ...

Author: Charles Dickens

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Category: English fiction

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Crown of Thorns

A fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family.

Author: Stéphane Groueff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1568331142

Category: History

Page: 411

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A fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family. The son of King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Boris became king after the first World War. Noted for defying Hitler wishes for Bulgaria's Jews, the popular king died mysteriously in 1943 after a stormy meeting with Hitler.