Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire, Book 3) by Mark Lawrence
By Mark Lawrence
Lawrence brings his hugely acclaimed epic fable sequence – The damaged Empire – to its devastating conclusion.
The route to the throne is damaged – in basic terms the damaged can stroll it
The global is cracked and time has run via, leaving us clutching on the finish days. those are the times that experience waited for us all our lives. those are my days. i'm going to stand sooner than the Hundred and they'll hear. i'll take the throne irrespective of who stands opposed to me, dwelling or useless, and if i need to be the final emperor then i'll make of it such an ending.
This is the place the clever guy turns away. this can be the place the holy kneel and get in touch with on God. those are the final miles, my brothers. Don't glance to me to save lots of you. Run when you've got the wit. Pray when you've got the soul. Stand your floor if braveness is yours. yet don't stick to me.
Follow me, and that i will holiday your heart.
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He nodded and clucked his horse into motion. It was when the birds scattered from their path that the Adjunct found herself envying the captain. Before her the roused carrion-eaters exposed a carpet of armour, broken bones and meat. The air was hot, turgid and cloying. She saw soldiers, still helmed, their heads crushed by what must have been huge, terribly powerful jaws. She saw torn mail, crumpled shields, and limbs that had been ripped from bodies. Lorn managed only a few moments of careful examination of the scene around them before she fixed her gaze on the promontory ahead, unable to encompass the magnitude of the slaughter.
The captain grunted again.
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