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Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« on: August 25, 2015, 06:12:55 PM »
So I just finished The Broken Empire Trilogy....that was a beautiful ending.  There are few trilogies/series that end with me completely satisfied, but Emperor of Thorns nailed it.  The growth of Jorg from Prince, through King, and ending with this book was incredible.  I felt like I had known this character for years instead of the month it took to read the trilogy.  I felt proud of his moments of relative triumph and closed the book with a smile.  This was a fantastic journey, and a damn fine read.
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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 06:17:45 PM »
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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 07:04:22 PM »
I felt the same way about Jorg; really liked the growth and change while remaining true to the character.

I didn't feel at all the same way about (do not read if you haven't finished the trilogy; major spoiler)
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...his brother. It worked on a sort of poetic, circular closure level. But I just didn't believe the age of the boy relative to dark lord status.

Still, damn good read.
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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 04:42:23 PM »
Really enjoyed the ending. I had problems reconciling Jorgs age at the beginning of the trilogy but less so with how it all panned out.

Leap into Prince of fools the writing is different but that trilogy is also an excellent read.

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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 02:22:27 PM »
Is prince of fools set right after Emperor of Thorns or does it happen sometime during Jorg's books?
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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 02:32:38 PM »
Is prince of fools set right after Emperor of Thorns or does it happen sometime during Jorg's books?

Haven't read the new trilogy, but I think it's set during or right before King of Thorns.

Loved Emperor, though. Had a hard time debating if my favorite was that one or Kings. Went with the 3rd book because I just adore it. Ending still bothers me a bit, but maybe that needs a reread to fix.
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Re: Just Finished Emperor of Thorns
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 03:15:59 PM »
 The two tales touch briefly in Prince of Fools. So it's different events in the same world. Jalan is older than Jorg by about 5 years (from my addled memory). Fools is a different story with Marks exquisite characterization it has a very different perspective and in some ways is a darker tale than Thorns.