Ep. 8 – Mark Lawrence’s The Prince of Thorns

This week we take a tipple from the cup of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns, the first book in his Broken Empire series. Come and bare silent witness to our camaraderie.

We go over and over Lawrence’s treatment of evil protagonists and find it lacking. We love the idea of an unmitigated badass to follow around, stuffing our mouths with anachronistic food stuffs as we watch the carnage unfold. We just don’t want to be stuck with a 14-year-old who keeps telling us about everything they did.

Warning – the road ahead is dark and dirty and full of spoilers.

Next episode’s novel will be Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea.

Links: Mark’s Twitter, also a post on his website that isn’t as cool as ours, a review of thorns (be sure to read the comments)

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