King of Thorns is Another Stinging Blow for Fantasy!

king of thornsWell this was a show stopper make no mistake! Although I shouldn’t be surprised because this is what I’ve come to expect from a Mark Lawrence book! This book was absolutely chockablock with the non-stop excitement!

Jam packed with action, a great plot and character development, especially from Katherine, this was a wholly satisfying read. Also, while I’m on the subject of character, MORE JORG is always welcome in my life. And Lawrence doesn’t let up in his characterisation- I mean just look at this:

“Genealogy can work for me or I can cut down the family tree and make a battering ram”

How stonkingly good is that writing? How perfectly balanced is that double entendre? It’s a thing of beauty.

Like the first one, I thought it was excellently structured (which I somehow missed out in my review). I loved how it flicked between time periods and found the way the story folded in on itself. It was masterfully done.

And in terms of the construction of this book, I have to talk a moment about the world building. I’ve mentioned before how I love the ominously dystopic elements in this series- but the true magic and ingenuity is in the details like Fexler- no spoilers, but it’s awesome!

Rating: 4½/5 bananas

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Have you read this series? Do you like it? Let me know in the comments!

34 thoughts on “King of Thorns is Another Stinging Blow for Fantasy!

  1. oh my word, you just made me want to go and reread the whole trilogy… I can remember the stonkingly good writing! just soooo sooo good 🙂
    So, yes, I’m Super happy you enjoyed this! *fist bumps* Jorg is just SUCH a character!

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  2. I really enjoyed the Broken Empire Trilogy, despite its faults, and I think King of Thorns is the strongest of the three. I need to get back into Lawrence’s writing sometime soon! Great review!

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