Emperor of Thorns - Mark Lawrence

Emperor of Thorns

By Mark Lawrence

  • Release Date: 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Epic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 448 Ratings)


In the final novel in the Broken Empire Trilogy, the boy who would rule all may have finally met his match...
King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now—and king of seven nations. His goal—revenge against his father—has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends to take the next step in his upward climb.
Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg plans to change that. He’s uncovered the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it.
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.


  • Excellent

    By Bobsplooge
    One of the best series I’ve read, period. Joins Erikson, Martin, Herbert, and Cook on my shelf for re-reading.
  • Dark and glorious

    By mogmios
    This series is intentionally conflicted and dark. It definitely should not be read by kids. It’s vile enough at times that it probably shouldn’t be read by anyone. The corruption permeating the story and the hero are disturbing but resonate. The truth of a hero that is doing it all to feed his own appetite for revenge and glory is a story not often told and never told this well.
  • How it should be!

    By Unanimity
    What an incredible story. Written by a truly talented author who isn’t afraid to give the world a hero who is as flawed, dark, yet real human being. Thank you for loving your characters and readers enough to give your work the end it deserved where so many others have failed. I can’t say enough good things about this series, so I won’t keep trying.
  • Perfect

    By Lilylicker
    Amazing, dirty, wonderful and gritty
  • Challenging Epic Fantasy

    By Complex Hero
    This story was a beautifully written fantasy, in a dystopian, magical Middle Age world about a coming of age antihero. The challenging part was keeping tract of the flow of the story as it went back and forth in time. Yet each sequence gave insight to the progression of events. A little grim for young readers so recommended for adult readers.
  • Emperor of Thorns

    By TickleDees
  • Loved the conclusion

    By Notoriousbg
    I lost a lot of sleep to this series. I never wanted to put it down!!!
  • Reviews

    By Bunneghh
    Awesome book! Even though another reviewer decided to be a dîckhead and spoil the ending! Highly Recommend!
  • Read this

    By AwwwwYeahGirlMLG
    An incredible series I recommend you read it. Loved it.
  • Wow

    By Mega_4pt0
    This entire trilogy has been an amazing body of work. This was the perfect ending.