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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.

This week I'm spotlighting Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence.  This will be one of my upcoming reads and I'm really excited for it.  That and I'm kind of dying for a change of pace, and I must say that this sounds like this will be a good way to do it.  I mean, just read those snippets!  I'm ready for some blood, devastation, death, war, and horror...maybe there'll be a man who does gardening, or a man who speaks entirely in anagrams (ten points if anyone gets that reference!) to lighten things up.

Book Beginnings:

Ravens!  Always the ravens.  They settled on the gables of the church even before the injured became the dead.


Knife-work is a dirty business, yet Brother Grumlow is always clean. 


  1. This book has been on my Want-to-read since I first heard about it, and these two quotes only make me want to read it more. Thank you for sharing.

    My Friday 56

    1. I'm looking forward to starting it. Thanks for commenting and sharing.

  2. Oooh it sounds good!!! Between these memes and NetGalley I'm NEVER going to catch up (and I'm not really complaining at all!)!

  3. Ravens, knives, this sounds interesting.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. I think I'm a little weary of Brother Grimlow. ;-)

  5. This one is new to me. I hope you enjoy it. My 56 this week comes from Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas. Happy reading!

  6. I like the beginning and your 56. Sounds dark with a bit of fun too. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

    My 56 -

  7. I have never heard of this book but it sounds like it could be an interesting read.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Not heard of this book but it sounds interesting.

    Friday Memes

  9. Those ravens sound very predatory! Thanks for sharing and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Replies
    1. It does sound very interesting. Thanks for commenting!

  11. Ravens, knife-work -- this one sounds dark! I hope you enjoy the story.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your comments.

    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  12. Not my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  13. Brother Grumlow sounds rather efficient. This looks good, hope you enjoy it!

  14. Cool 56! I love ravens.
    Adding this to my GR if it's not on there already.
    Happy weekend!


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