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Initial post: 12 Dec 2012 04:30:13 GMT
I have just finished the 1st two books in the Broken Empire series, and OMG they were good..Im not 1 for writing reveiws, but this is a must for any fantasy fans..Page turning form start to finish..Jorg is sadistic and his band of brothers are something else..

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 11:09:24 GMT
It didn't do it for me. I got it from the library and I got turned off when the main character started raping girls. It lost me from there.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 20:44:06 GMT
Good to know! I haven't read it yet, but a lot of people have recommended it, and I had a quick flick through it when I was in Waterstones last week. I might have to give it to myself as a Christmas present ... :-)

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 13:56:05 GMT
bookwormy says:
Nope, didn't do it for me either, I was disappointed.

Posted on 15 Dec 2012 19:27:28 GMT
Paul Freeman says:
I really liked this book. There is a bit of controversy over the utter bastardry of the MC, particularly in the opening chapter, but the deeper you get into the book the more you realise how complex the character is, and without spoiling the story, other forces come into play. I liked it a lot. Then again I like my heroes to have a rough edge.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 20:08:44 GMT
Katy May says:
I really liked the start but found that it got a bit tedious along the way. I wouldn't bother with the second one unless it was very cheap.

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 15:44:16 GMT
I read Prince of Thorns and found it tedious from beginning to end. I am an old hack when it comes to reading fantasy though and I don't generally like being shoe horned into one perspective which first person narratives tend to do, unless done very well - which I don't think this qualifies.

There were moments when I thought the main character was gaining more perspective rather than just explore either his sadism or the roots of his sadism even more... but was disappointed. For characters like Jorg there is Prince Rann in The War of Powers by Victor Milan and Robert E. Vardeman, he is well done and in epic situ, then there is the real bad boy from David Wingrove's huge Chung Kuo. There are other characters in Jon Courtenay Grimwood's works which are less than pleasant and are well done.

My problem with this book is not with it's content but it's lack of artistic merit.
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