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Prince of Fools

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Tim Gerard Reynolds

14 Hours 41 Minutes

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June 2014

Audio Book Summary

Hailed as 'epic fantasy on a George R. R. Martin scale, but on speed' (Fixed on Fantasy), the Broken Empire trilogy introduced a bold new world of dark fantasy with the story of Jorg Ancrath' s devastating rise to power. Now, Mark Lawrence returns to the Broken Empire with the tale of a less ambitious prince The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister-- unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen' s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth-- drinker, gambler, seducer of women-- is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it' s all a rumor-- nothing that will affect him-- but he is wrong. After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey across the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game, part of a series of moves in the long war-- and the Red Queen controls the board.

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  • Robert D.

    Compared to Jorges story, this was a bit disappointing. The main character is a cringey coward with some unrealistic luck that for some reason keeps him alive through 3 books. It has some witty moments, but I'm glad I'm done with it.

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  • Kristen Simler

    This is an entertaining read! This book is full of mischief, fun, honor, companionship, and many sins. Mark Lawrence did a great job packing this book as full as he could, keeping his readers on a fast moving roller coaster. This is my first experience with this narrator and I have no complaints.

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  • Greg F.

    Narrator is spot on. Story is well put together, entertaining, but nothing mind blowing. Recommend.

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    Not a bad mix of GOT and Thor

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  • Patrick Olsen

    not amazing but entertaining.

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  • Dante Gilbert

    Was slow to catch my attention at first, but when it did I was hooked and excited to find out there is more than one book. Narration was great and helped distinguish characters well.

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