I don’t know why it took me so long to get to Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Fools, first in a new series (The Red Queen’s War). Especially when I quite liked his quite unlikable Jorg Ancrath – hero of the Broken Empire series – and wanted to see what Lawrence gives us next. [divider] drey’s[…]Read more
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.
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[…]Read more
Hey y’all. In anticipation of the final Broken Empire novel, Emperor of Thorns, I’d asked Mark Lawrence if he’d swing by and share some thoughts, and here he is. His daughter Celyn’s in the hospital undergoing some tests, and I know y’all won’t mind sending some prayers their way… [divider] So I agreed to do[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
It’s that time of the month again – the one where our Featured Author swings by. And because this is the last visit for the month, it’s time for the “surprise” guest post, where they (in this case, Mark) is free to write about anything they’d like. 🙂 So, without further ado, I present to[…]Read more
It’s that time of the month again, the one where our Featured Author swings by to tell us what their favorite titles are. Or, in Mark’s case, his favorites-through-the-years. Read on! [divider] Most author interviews feature a question about favourite reads. Sometimes it’s the best stuff you’ve read lately, sometimes it’s the best stuff you’ve[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
2012 is flying by faster than I can imagine… I guess that’s tons better than having it drag! But. It’s July (yes, already!), and I’m pleased to introduce you to our Featured Author for the month, Mark Lawrence! Let’s get started… [divider] drey: Hello and welcome to drey’s library, Mark! Thank you for taking the[…]Read more
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[…]Read more