Prince of Fools

Prince of Fools

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International bestselling author Mark Lawrence continues the bold new world of dark fantasy he created in the Broken Empire trilogy with the first book of the Red Queen's War...

For all her reign the Red Queen 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. Content with his role as a minor royal, Jal pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war with the undead is coming, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks that nothing that will affect him. He's 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 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--and the Red Queen controls the board.
Publisher: New York :, Ace Books,, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780425268780
0425268780
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 355 pages : map ; 24 cm

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Aug 22, 2017

This book is incredible. The main character is the sort I'd usually hate but with the way he's written, you can't help but love him. Imagine that - a lovable main character who's a shameless coward! Why is it so great? Not to mention, the humour in this book is amazing. I found myself giggling while reading at least a few times. And yet, there's also nerve-wracking drama. If you're in the mood for a good fantasy book, don't hesitate to try Prince of Fools.

vmccreedy Jun 13, 2015

Not as amazing as his other series. I find the portrayal of Jalan as the reluctant hero a little too predictable, but the main character has a good foil in Snorri.

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