Perhaps more than any other author I am currently invested in, books from Mark Lawrence seem to fall on a wide scale. At one end, there is Prince of Thorns, headed by the notorious Jorg Ancrath, one of the most divisive fantasy protagonists in recent years. I didn’t like it.
At the other end, there is Red Sister and Grey Sister, headed by the magnificent Nona Grey. Her character. Her story. Her world. I liked them a lot.
Prince of Fools has ended up more towards the direction of the former.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
This may be an unpopular opinion but for me, Prince of Fools is single handedly better than the entire Broken Empire trilogy. Heck, it’s even better than ‘Red Sister’, Mark’s newest book and what most of his fans are calling his best work up to date.
Read from May 08 to 11, 2016
I bought this book one and a half years ago. All this time it was resting in my special bookcase (I have 2 bookcases, the big one, and the special one for my favorite authors). I was looking at it, and it was staring back. We fell in love, but I consider myself a gentleman, so I never lay a hand, not until the wedding at least (publication of the 3rd & final book).