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"Kinda Game of Thrones, on crack" - Fork

I hate comparing things to Game of Thrones, but that's how I would sell this book to you. It's probably mostly the fantasy setting they have in common, but there are some other similar themes and I just felt like it had a kind of similar vibe.

It's as if the author scaled back the slowness of the social game in GoT, and ramped up all the great bits we wanted to see more of like The Mountain's raping and pillaging, Arya's revenge story, with additional dashes of magic, scifi and a few very unexpected twists.

I have already read this book, but would love it put it up for Book Club because firstly it's a bloody great book, and secondly it's the first book in The Broken Empire trilogy and in the future we could put the second book up if people like it.

It's not a long book, is quite easy to read and fast paced (after the first bit at least) and just fucking fantastic.

When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king.

It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage.

Life and death are no more than a game to him and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?

Also, the main guy's name is Jorg. How great is that?

It's not for the faint of heart though. It's quite gruesome and grotesque, with a side-dish of rape and a heavy slathering of tough moral decisions. Don't be scared or confused by all the Brother's names too, you'll soon realise most characters don't stay around too long!

If it sounds up your alley, give it a shot as I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Anyone game?
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Hanlol wrote:
I'll read it once I finish my next book :)

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Wait.. by next book do you mean your current one? Or the one after that?
Hanlol
Hmmmm. Well I'm really enjoying my current author. So it could be either after the current one, or the next one. Heh.

It'll be done by the end of January though.
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Konstantine wrote:
Ahhhh my god this is my least favourite book of all time.

I fully expected that, it's definitely not for everyone.

Seylana wrote:
I forget how this book club thing works.

It's a book. You read it. You're now in the club.
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Ever get around to reading this Han?

I'm hoping to start the second book in the series after my current book: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson, will put up a thread once finished.
Jiminy
Konstantine wrote:
Ahhhh my god this is my least favourite book of all time.


Hmm, this is a bad omen for me considering it was Kon who got me on to GoT and any other book she has recommended i have thoroughly enjoyed.

I'm still reading the Brent Weeks books. Another god damned series I managed to get into without realising the last book hasn't been finished.
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Jiminy wrote:
Konstantine wrote:
Ahhhh my god this is my least favourite book of all time.


Hmm, this is a bad omen for me considering it was Kon who got me on to GoT and any other book she has recommended i have thoroughly enjoyed.

I'm still reading the Brent Weeks books. Another god damned series I managed to get into without realising the last book hasn't been finished.

I'm assuming Kon doesn't like it due to the sheer hatred for human life portrayed in the book, in the way of needless slaughter, rapings, genocide and the like.

You on the other hand, would probably revel in it.

Brent Weeks, Night Angel series? Loved it but it felt rushed and tapered off a fair bit near the end for me =/
Jiminy
Hmm, maybe I would like it. I do like rape/sexual slavery etc. a lot.

Yeh read the night angel series. Felt pretty much exactly like you did about it. Friggin loved it when it was starting out, but seemed to go the weird way so many others go and start harping on about resurrecting some demon god or some shit. Can we just stick with the cool abilities and tell a fucking normal story.

It's the lightbringer series i'm reading now, which is pretty awesome. Not quite as good, but still cool. Unfortunately seems to be heading the same sort of direction lol
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