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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Lawrence Narrator: James Clam Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Broken Empire Series Release Date:
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Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel.

Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later—unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dark and relentless, Prince of Thorns will pull you under and drown you in story. A two-in-the-morning page turner. Jaw-dropping.”

    Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Vivid…full of wonder. This book is brilliant.” Galaxy Book Reviews
  • Prince of Thorns is one of this year’s most anticipated fantasy debuts; and now I know why! It’s incredible.”


  • “This is a lean, cold knife-thrust of a novel, a revenge fantasy anchored on the compelling voice and savage purpose of its titular Prince…Thoroughly recommended.”

    Neal Asher, British science fiction writer

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kara | 2/17/2014

    " Will dwell on this and then review... maybe 2.5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shasta | 1/8/2014

    " There's antihero and then there's an unlikable, unsympathetic character that you can't root for. Unfortunately, Jorg is the latter and therefore I couldn't like this book as much as I wanted to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Billy | 1/3/2014

    " This was a fun, fast read filled with lot's of pulpy violence, dark humor and self loathing. If you liked The First Law series you'll probably like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jjlupa | 12/30/2013

    " That is Glen Cook level savagery. You probably should stay awry from this unless you can take some anti-hero in your books. Still I loved it for it's rawness. It seems like you would need some courage to publish something like this. "

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About the Author

Mark Lawrence is a research scientist working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both British and American citizenship, and he 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.” Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY. Married with four children, he lives in Bristol.