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Prince of Fools

Prince of Fools The Red Queen is ancient but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her as they dread no other Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward a cheat and a womaniser and tenth in line to the throne While his g

  • Title: Prince of Fools
  • Author: MarkLawrence
  • ISBN: 9780007531547
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Red Queen is ancient but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her as they dread no other.Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat and a womaniser and tenth in line to the throne While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and draggedThe Red Queen is ancient but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her as they dread no other.Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat and a womaniser and tenth in line to the throne While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north.In a journey across half the Broken Empire, Jalan flees minions of the Dead King, agrees to duel an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath, and meets the ice witch, Skilfar, all the time seeking a way to part company with Snorri before the Norseman s quest leads them to face his enemies in the black fort on the edge of the Bitter Ice.

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    1. STOP PRESS - the trilogy is complete! The Wheel of Osheim is out!All the blog reviews so far: mark---lawrence-------------------Well I kinda liked it.One thing I didn't want to do was give you Jorg again in new clothes - I didn't want to put the reader straight back through the emotional wringer and build another defiant young man. But I do enjoy writing in the first person and the Broken Empire feels as though it's big enough to host a few more tales yet. So I give you Jalan Kendeth, who owes h [...]

    2. Battles are all about strategy, and strategy pivots on priorities. Since my priorities were Prince Jalan, Prince Jalan, and Prince Jalan, with “looking good” a distant fourth, I took the opportunity to resume running away.Replace "Prince Jalan" with "Khanh" in those sentences, and you got me down to a Tee. Which might go a long way towards explaining why I loved the main character so much.The thing is, I don't like a knight in shining armor. I like them tarnished, covered in mud, or better y [...]

    3. 4.5/5 StarsThis may be an unpopular opinion but for me, Prince of Fools is single handedly better than the entire 'Broken Empire' trilogy. Heck, it’s even better than ‘Red Sister’, Mark’s newest book and what most of his fans are calling his best work up to date.Prince of Fools, the first book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy took place within the same world and during the same period of time with Prince of Thorns (Mark Lawrence’s debut surrounding the infamous Jorg Ancrath). The plot [...]

    4. This review contains minor spoilers."I'm a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play or bravery." Prince of Fools, the first story in The Red Queen's War trilogy is set in The Broken Empire and introduces readers to Prince Jalan. He is the Red Queen's grandson, just out of his teenage years and his main interests are gambling, lying, drinking, whoring and running away from any form of confrontation [...]

    5. I was very fortunate to receive this book as an ARC (Advance Reading Copy.) I've enjoyed Mark Lawrence's work before, and I knew that he had a wry twist of humor that he can inject into the darkest of scenes. I was not prepared for 'laugh out loud' moments, especially not when our heroes are in danger up to their brows!There are special rewards in store here for readers of the The Broken Empire series. Highly recommended.

    6. Actual Rating: 2.5 StarsIt's times like this I really wish had half-star options because this one is a true 2.5 for me. I feel like this is a little bit of a "it's me, not you" situation, but not so much so that I can convince myself to round up my rating. This is a quest story starring self-centered, uber-brat, Prince Jalan Kendeth & large, lovable father-figure Viking, Snorri. Now, one of my personal struggles with this set up was that it felt very similar to Disney's The Emperor's New Gr [...]

    7. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.My rating is 3.5 stars.The Broken Empire trilogy stands as a seminal work in the fantasy genre, a grimdark extravagance which turned many a head. Jorg Ancrath an unforgettable protagonist who changed the genre forever in my mind. Mark Lawrence’s brilliance as a storyteller a revelation. But like all stories, no matter how great, Jorg’s personal journey came to an end, and fans of the series cried out for more! This fascinating post-apocalyptic world too glo [...]

    8. I bought this book one and a half years ago. All this time it was resting in my special bookcase (I have 2 bookcases, the big one, and the special one for my favorite authors). I was looking at it, and it was staring back. We fell in love, but I consider myself a gentleman, so I never lay a hand, not until the wedding at least (publication of the 3rd & final book).Four days ago I decided it was time. I said to myself "Let's start it today Peter, and read it in 15-20 days, to extend the pleas [...]

    9. “Humanity can be divided into madmen and cowards. My personal tragedy is being born into a world where sanity is held to be a character flaw.”What a fun read this was! This reminded me when i first started reading for fun. No judgement, no criticism, just enjoyed the ride. Prince Jalan is indeed a prince of fools *says in the most affectionate tone*

    10. ► BR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Oct. 1, 2015.DNF at 35%. And it took me two whole months to get there.I'm sorry. I can't do this. Even though I'm in love with Jal. Sigh. It was a beautiful thing, what Jal and I had. It was love at first page. He said:I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery [] I’ve always found hitting a man from behind to be the best way to go about t [...]

    11. 3/5“Bravery is just a different kind of broken.” I'm really confused and feeling pretty conflicted with this novel. Some things I loved most things I hated. There's something about Marks prose that irks me and I'm gonna put it down to him trying too hard to write beautiful and eloquent sentences. Yes you get less of it in this novel then you do with his 'Broken Empire trilogy' however for me his writing feels extremely forced, beautiful prose should be effortless. But this is just my opinion [...]

    12. via GIPHY‘Two heroes’ one led willy-nilly by his cock, the other northward by his heart. Neither bringing their brain into any decision of import.’After reading the Broken Empire trilogy and really enjoying it, I decided to read this trilogy as well but not straight away. I got side tracked onto other books and the Prince of Fools was left to gather dust. Earlier this year I purchased Mark Lawrence’s new book Red Sister and overall I didn’t really enjoy it as much as the Broken Empire [...]

    13. Edit 10/15 : Rereading my fave parts before FINALLY starting The Liar's Key next week (yes, this book needed vacations time^^)➸ The day I give a 3 to Mark Lawrence's work isn't a good day in my book. Now, if I refer to the GR scale, a 3 means that I liked it, so it's by no means a bad rating. Anyway, I wasn't blown away and couldn't give it more, sadly. Would I have loved Prince of Fools more if I wasn't such a fan of Jorg of Ancrath? Maybe. The fact is, even though Jalan and Snorri's journey [...]

    14. ”I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play or bravery.”Prince Jalan Kendeth is tenth in line for the throne. His grandmother, the spry 70 year old Red Queen, may have prudently dropped him down the list due to a whole host of his self inflicted bouts of poor conduct. He doesn’t exactly stipulate his disgruntlement, but we get the idea that he believes he might be more deserving of, sa [...]

    15. Sale Alert 9/30/17: on for $2.99 This is a tale of two heroes”Two heroes, one led willy-nilly by his cock, the other northward by his heart. Neither bringing their brain into any decision of import.Prince Jal has been pretty useless his entire life. He is really a prince of no importance and mainly uses his status as a prince to get laid. However, he is one of the most likable horrible cads I’ve ever read. I loved his entire narrative and every messed up musing that he had throughout the bo [...]

    16. I really had a love/hate relationship with this one! First, the hate: The main character, Prince Jalan Kendeth, was the type of character I really hated. The entire novel he spent trying to get “away” from what was happening. He was more likely to run away from conflict than anything else. If his new friends needed help he was probably the last one they could depend on. His main focus of the entire book? Find a way to get back home to his gambling, drinking, and women. Find a solution to the [...]

    17. When there are no choices, all men are equally brave.This quote captures the spirit of Lawrence's latest book, which marks an unbroken and steady ascent to the top of my favorite-fantasy pile. Like Abercrombie, Rothfuss, Brett and Polansky, Lawrence gets better with each book he writes, the experience he provides the reader more nuanced and diverse, while keeping to the mainstays that made his Broken Empire trilogy so amazing.In Jal and Snorri, we see the familiar pairing of dark-humored prince [...]

    18. Three.Three times.That's how many times I attempted this book before it stuck. Three. (Could I be more annoying?)Each time I picked up the book, I couldn't stand the main character, Prince Jalan. Hated him in fact. Yes, it was written superbly, it's Mark Lawrence for crying out loud. Yes, he was witty and hilarious and I already wanted to write down 10 quotes in just as many pages.Such as this brilliant social commentary:“We all practice self-deception to a degree; no man can handle complete h [...]

    19. The Broken Empire Trilogy had such a terrible ending that it should have kept me away from this author for good. But, alas, I was taken in by the write up of this and thought I’d give the author another shot. I most ardently regret it. I should have been wise enough to avoid this book because I found Mark Lawrence’s other novels rather confused and a little jumbled. This is no less true with this one. Indeed, this was a complete disappointment.I know the ending The main problem with this boo [...]

    20. This book started so much lighter than the previous trilogy. It was an entertaining journey, first learning to know Jalan. Who was this womanizing brat that did what he wanted because what else should a good looking prince do?! While the start of the book has this carefree plot with Jalan getting into trouble, Jalan only thinking of himself, Jalan not listening when the Red Queen tells something important and ominous. So shit escalates, and there is this evil witch, crone ( awesome word), no one [...]

    21. This was a fast paced and highly entertaining story. Mark Lawrence has a strange writing style, but lucky for me I find it very engaging. The story had a great blend of action, humour, and an interesting plot. Prince Jalan of Red March is the wastrel grandson, and not even an important one, of the mighty Red Queen. The Red Queen, and her mage the Silent Sister, are in the midst of a war of intrigue. She seeks to counter the other members of The Hundred, the Dead King, and even the ghosts of the [...]

    22. Well, one of my friends has already expressed howunderwhelmed he is with this book. I suppose we can't all agree. I mean I'll give you that this is no great work of fiction. I'll also say up front that you've seen some of these characters actually you may have seen all these characters depending on how much fantasy and epic fantasy you've read.But they're handled so well. We meet ourhero(?) Jalan who is the quintessential rogue. As a matter of fact I think if you look up "rogue" in a roll-play d [...]

    23. Wow! That ending!Well, this was awesome. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard whilst reading a book, and so many times. Whilst there is also a share of horror and bloody action, some philosophy and darkness – this book never ventures too far into the dark zone and I can wholeheartedly recommend to all fantasy lovers.A must read for Norse gods (especially Loki) and Viking’s fans.I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course no [...]

    24. Jalan is my favourite. I loved this character right from the start, his internal monologue of honest cowardice allows the the kind of smirking cheer that neither Jorg nor Nona inspire. This prince is all possibility, his professions of self interest are what he believes of himself, yet hiding underneath is potential. We see it sneaking into his actions, these unexplained moments of skill and threat, all bundled up into blank memory and denial. I cannot wait to see what happens when that side of [...]

    25. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201I am glad we’ve not heard the last of Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire, even if Jorg’s chapter of the saga has concluded. As far as endings go, that was a necessary and felicitous curtain call, even though I couldn’t be happier with the way things played out. But of course, that doesn’t mean I’ve had enough of this brilliant dark world. Regarding his latest novel, Mark Lawrence has stated that what did not want to do was give us Jorg [...]

    26. A thoroughly enjoyable read - Mark Lawrence is quickly becoming my favourite modern writer! The writing is tight and reads at an excellent pace. Lawrence manages some great descriptive writing without being overly wordy. His dialogue flows incredibly well, and the wise-cracking Prince Jalan (who serves as our main perspective) never veers into the annoying side of the 'smart-ass' persona he embodies. There were a number of laugh-out-loud moments, but at the same time the darkness that exists in [...]

    27. This is a little darker than my normal, but I am DETERMINED to read something from this author. Still so nervous tho 😓

    28. A longer version of the comment below is on this link: todaysdecameron.wordpress Please let me know what you think about the book!And resuming the comment here: What to say about this book in a nutshell? It is just great! This is a great start to the Red Queen's War trilogy and I believe Mark Lawrence just nailed it! The review is actually 4.5 (I am new to the app and I was unsure as to how to pick only half of a star) primarily because I do not want to overdue it now and hopefully leave some ro [...]

    29. If you like fantasy you are going to like this book.How can you go wrong when you pair a cowardly prince with a large Viking? Thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is filled with equal parts humor and action.

    30. All our lives are tales. Some spread, and grow in the telling. Others are just told between us and the gods, muttered back and forth behind our days, but those tales grow too and shake us just as fierce.This is a tale of how a cowardly caddish Prince and a noble Viking warrior were joined together by fate to serve a greater and dangerous purpose. A pure narrative enjoyment deserving 5-stars!June 2016: Buddy Read with BB&B - a reread before finishing the trilogy with the release of The Wheel [...]

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