Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
 

Descendant of the Crane

Review

 
Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon
 

Todd Lockwood

Interview – The Summer Dragon

 
Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett
 

Vigilance

Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with The Broken Empire.

Mark Lawrence Interview

Mark Lawrence Interview 

Mark Lawrence’s first published work Prince of Thorns attracted some controversy on its release and Mark has been as robust as he is generous in his online engagement with fans, fellow writers and critics. There is a rare gift and a sharp wit to all his writing such that even his most ardent critics would […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Broken Empire FanFic 

The challenge this month was to write fanfiction, which means the story should be set in an already existing fantastical universe. Writers could choose from the following book series as the setting for their story: Pratchett’s Discworld, Rowling’s Harry Potter, Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Lawrence’s Broken Empire, Lynch’s Gentleman […]

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The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal

The Liar’s Key Cover Reveal 

When your most recent novel has done enough to pick up both the David Gemmell Legend Award (prose) and the David Gemmell Ravenheart Award (Cover Art), you are inevitably going to have readers waiting with bated breath for your subsequent work. Certainly, when Mark Lawrence announced that he was going to continue writing books in the […]

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Is It Better To Be A Blank Slate Or To Have Some Character?

Is It Better To Be A Blank Slate Or To Have Some Character? 

In a recent blog post, Mark Lawrence commented on the trade offs of creating a blank slate character versus a more defined, idiosyncratic character. In the post (and I highly recommend reading the entire thing), Mark writes that for a number of fantasy readers, plot is of primary importance. For such readers, a vanilla protagonist […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of about one a fortnight. Today we will be looking at the winner from our February 2014 contest. If a book […]

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The Broken Empire Trilogy: The Allure of Jorg

The Broken Empire Trilogy: The Allure of Jorg 

The following is a guest post I wrote last year for Harper Voyager on the allure of Mark Lawrence’s protagonist Jorg Ancrath. Although most of my references were to the first book, I think the reasons I find Jorg such an intriguing character held strong during the second book and, as a result, I found […]

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King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
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This review contains spoilers for book one. If you haven’t read Prince of Thorns yet, then read this review with caution. You can read Fantasy-Faction’s review of Prince of Thorns here. You will also find that the review is split into three sections. A reflection on Prince of Thorns, a recap of book one, and […]

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Mark Lawrence Interview

Mark Lawrence Interview 

Disturbing, beautiful, chaotic, poetic, haunting, exhilarating… Believe it or not these are all words I would use to describe a single book: Prince of Thorns. Prince of Thorns is the debut novel of British author Mark Lawrence; a book I reviewed earlier this year. Looking back on the book now, a few months later, I […]

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Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
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Disturbing, Beautiful, Chaotic, Poetic, Haunting, Exhilarating… Believe it or not, these are all words I would use to describe a single book. Prince of Thorns is the debut novel of British author Mark Lawrence. “Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved […]

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