SOLD THE PRINCE OF THORNS BY MARK LAWRENCE RARE SIGNED DOODLED FIRST EDITION BOOK VARIANT 4 (2/5)
The Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging. Mark Lawrence’s debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.
Mark Lawrence has exclusively signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered 20 books at his home. There are 4 variants of doodle and they are not to be missed.
It’s true to say you know a book is going somewhere when Robin Hobb, Robert V.S Redick and Conn Iggulden review it. Infact Robin Hobbs comments are on the front cover!
And there was a huge bidding war for the books rights worldwide. So far it has been published in Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Canada, US, France, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Indonesia and Hungary! Prince of Thorns was acquired in the US for the highest advance for any debut in this field for the past 7 years and that every single fantasy publisher in the UK bid for the rights!
And in the UK Harper Voyager thought so highly of the trilogy that they produced a rare Limited Edition (which now sells for around £100 on AbeBooks).
So The Prince of Thorns is one of the most eagerly anticipated epic fantasy stories the year – and a truly amazing collectible for your book collection!
‘Dark and relentless, Prince of Thorns will pull you under and drown you in story. A two in the morning page turner. Jaw-dropping’
"Excellent and dark. A Great new talent."
‘This is a lean, cold knife-thrust of a novel, a revenge fantasy anchored on the compelling voice and savage purpose of its titular Prince. There is never a safe moment in Lawrence’s debut’
Robert Redick, author of The Red-Wolf Conspiracy
'Prince of Thorns got hold of me from page one and didn’t let go until I finished it on my second reading session on the second day. There’s humour here, gut-wrenching realism, high adventure, something that might be magic in the story, and certainly is in the telling of it. It was almost as if the shade of David Gemmell had returned, somewhat nastier for the experience. Thoroughly recommended. Thanks Mr Lawrence'
'Prince of Thorns is one of this year’s most anticipated fantasy debuts; and now I know why! It's incredible'
Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging.
Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that's true enough, but there's something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse.
From being a privileged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg Ancrath has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming, immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities. The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares everywhere. Jorg has the ability to master the living and the dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father's castle Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him.
Mark Lawrence's debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.
About the Author
Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say 'this isn't rocket science … oh wait, it actually is'.
Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.
First Edition First Printing
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (4 Aug 2011)
Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.6 x 3.6 cm