Sometimes I chose to reread some sentences because damn, that made me laugh. Only be assured that whatever you reach into will reach into you in turn. Jorg plans to change that. It echoed back to the thorns, the tone of a bell resounding through the years. Some things can't be cut in half. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King.
Now, I can be wrong, and I would be really happy to be. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. The story again is told through three different point of views. At fourteen he could swing a sword as well as any grown man. These instances like the time Jorg realizes that he loves actually will serve to give readers a much more well-rounded, unique and insightful perspective into a character that has started epic fandom fawning like this. The best part of me still hangs there, on those thorns. I could have done without the interludes of Chella's story, but that's a minor quibble on my part.
I'm craving for talking about him, of course. The final volume of Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire trilogy nudges Jorg Ancrath even further down the brutal road of his life. He says he never had any ambition to be a writer, so was very surprised when his first trilogy, The Broken Empire, was universally acclaimed as a ground-breaking work of fantasy. The red queens war was excellent also. But then a curious thing happened.
Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. However, I can't help thinking of The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David at the Louvre, Ok not the original, but the first sketch David did. I definitely loved the first book the most out of all of them. And if you must run to something, why not make it the empire throne? As with King of Thorns, the story weaves through different times in Jorg's life. Emperor of Thorns is a true masterpiece in a lot of ways.
And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. What let me down in this one was a couple things. It was over edited or ran out of ideas with one chapter to go. From the depths of the afterlife, he used his knowledge of how belief shapes the world to shift reality back to where it was meant to be by turning the wheel. The final verdict from this humble reader is 3. I think the ending is divisive. I think there's a lot to going out and doing, accomplishing those things you set out to do whether it's looks feasible or not and Jorg does it all.
Their relationship is interesting, and truly reflects how emotionally damaged Jorg has become from his rough life. Left an outcast, he's surrendered his birthright and been given a woman's place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland's Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. Will stop at nothing to reach his goals of claiming the title of Emperor. Brutal fantasy that will make you cringe, that will make you think, and that you can't stop reading. The answer is I couldn't wait, in more ways than one.
A young man who recognizes the importance of having those you love in your life and why you should save them. Mark Lawrence is easily one of the most skilled writers I have ever read. I almost wish Mark Lawrence would have had separate books for each of Jorgs years, but then I suppose to have lived even more years with Jorg, the ending would have been absolutely devastating. The Broken Empire Trilogy 1. The Hundred converge for Congression to politic upon the corpse of Empire, and while they talk the Dead King makes his move, and I make mine. In the end, King Jorg becomes an honorable man.
Even though it is set in the future, the world it describes has a very old world feel. Algunas partes para mí estuvieron de más o se alargaron demasiado. He is human, flawed, and won my heart. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. My face lit up when I held the pretty green proof copy of Emperor in my hands. Pray if you have the soul. I will take the throne no matter who stands against me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending.
Jorg Ancrath is compelling from the first page even when you quickly learn how really terrible he can be. And, for me, it made me cry. And yes, this is to say, Emperor of Thorns was excellent. Brilliant though unexpected ending for one of the most beautiful and violent fantasy series I have ever read. More so in this instalment than the preceding ones, there were instances where one discerned a spark of humanity and fallibility in Jorg. I secured an advance copy of KoT, but again was too busy to get to it until after the publication date.
Jorg takes up all the space, and readers will love him for it. The pace seems to flow with the pages. Also the world building I struggled with in this one. The author has created not only a detailed and believable world but the language he uses to describe it is completely immersive. La prosa de Lawrence me volvió a maravillar, hay bastantes escenas épicas que me dejaron totalmente aturdido y las últimas páginas fueron muy emotivas. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends to take the next step in his upward climb.