I’ve just had the pleasure of reading ‘The Prince Of Thorns’ by Mark Lawrence.
The book follows the story of the boy-prince Jorg Ancrath and his ragged band of companions as he tries to right wrongs and gain what is rightfully his. From being a priveleged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming but immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities.
The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares are everywhere. Jorg has the ability to master the living and the dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father’s castle, Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him, and some powerful minds too.
It’s a brilliant book, taking the concept of anti-hero to a whole new level. It’s compelling, mysterious and addicitve – everything you could possibly want from a book. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second novel in the series in the near future to learn more of Jorg’s tale. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Thanks for reading.