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.
I loved this like I've never loved a short story collection before. What more is there to say?