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.

Review: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

I’ve been looking forward to Emperor of Thorns, and couldn’t wait to pick it up once it showed up on my doorstep… [divider] drey’s thoughts: To say I was surprised by how Mark Lawrence wrapped up Jorg’s story is an understatement. Surprised seems somehow inadequate a word to describe how I felt or what I[…]

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Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

I couldn’t wait to read King of Thorns and find out what happens next to Jorg… [divider] drey’s thoughts: If you’ve read Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns, you’ll pick up King of Thorns for one of two reasons. The first is because you’re fascinated by Honorous Jorg Ancrath, beloved child turned merciless killer bent on[…]

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July’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Mark’s books!

It’s Wednesday, which means a Featured Author post! Today I showcase July’s Featured Author, Mark Lawrence’s books… 🙂 We’ll start with the Broken Empire series! Book 1: The Prince of Thorns | Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository When he was nine, he watched his mother and brother killed before him. By the time[…]

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Review: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

I loved the cover of Prince of Thorns and added it to my library list; it finally came home… drey’s thoughts: This is a somewhat disturbing story of a boy who watches as his mother and younger brother are murdered, then grows up a bloodthirsty and vengeful mercenary. It’s raw, bloody, and cold. This is[…]

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