That Thorn Guy Birthday Giveaway

That Thorn Guy will celebrate its first birthday next Monday, 25th January 2016!

To Mark the occasion there will be a very special interview posted on the day (that you wouldn’t want to miss! 😉 ) and you can also win a prize by entering this give-away. To do so simply comment with a Mark Lawrence quotation from any of his works that you like in the comment field at the bottom of this page.

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The give-away will be closing at 8am GMT on 26th January 2016 and there will be two random winners selected who can choose from the following prizes:

 

Signed or dedicated copies of

  • Hard covers of The Liar’s Key (US or UK)
  • Trade paperbacks of The Liar’s Key and Emperor of Thorns
  • US paperbacks of King and Emperor of Thorns
  • Foreign editions where available

Prince of Fools T-shirt

The Liar’s Key audiobook on CDs 

 

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Image credit goes to Pen Astridge

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Thank you for your entry and best of luck!

88 comments

  1. I’ve only read 3 of your books (thoroughly enjoyed each one) and just finished “Prince of Thorns” this evening. I was struck by this: “Maybe we’re born new each dawn, a little changed, a little further on our own road. When enough days stand between you and the person you were, you’re strangers. Maybe that’s what growing up is. Maybe I’ve grown up.”

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  2. “Life has ways of getting under your skin, spoiling your fun with too much information. Youth is truly the happiest time where we roll in the bliss of ignorance.” Absolutely love the books, like all of em. And they keep getting better.

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  3. “You soon learn there’s no elegance or dignity in death if you spend time in the castle kitchens. You learn how ugly it is, and how good it tastes.” Prince Of Thorns

    Just one of the many powerful lines in that series.

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  4. “When you become a father, it changes you.” Snorri spoke towards the fire’s glow. “You see the world in new ways. Those who are not changed were not properly men to begin with.”

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  5. “You can cut seven shades from a man. Scarlet arterial blood, purple from the veins, bile like fresh-cut grass, browns from the gut, but it all dries to somewhere between rust and tar.”

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  6. “Some men are too dull to feel what might happen. Others torture themselves with maybes and populate their dreams with horrors more terrible than their worst enemy could inflict upon them.”

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  7. “To err is human, to forgive is divine… but I’m only a cardinal and cardinals are human, so rather than forgiving you I’m going to err towards beating you with this stick.”

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  8. I think maybe we die every day. Maybe we’re born new each dawn, a little changed, a little further on our own road. When enough days stand between you and the person you were, you’re strangers. Maybe that’s what growing up is.

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  9. “Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend. Let him think both bishops holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him loose them all.”
    – Prince of Thorns

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  10. “The last tick of a clock can yank the deepest sleeper from their dreams. The silence is a shock after all the tocks and ticks that came before. The final featherweight of effort is wrung from the clock-spring, all of its windings spent. The second hand’s measured beat has counted away eternity, and now it pauses. And the sleeper wakes, aching for the missing beat. So many things are not apparent until they’re gone. So much beauty unseen until it breaks.” – from Gunlaw.

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  11. While a lot of quotes from the Broken Empire where deep and Poetic, the quotes from Prince of Fools are funnier,

    “I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery.”
    ― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

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  12. “There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.” ― Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

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  13. “Most men have at least one redeeming feature. Finding one for Brother Rike requires a stretch. Is ‘big’ a redeeming feature?”
    ― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

    Always liked this for some reason, Thanks!

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  14. “Bastard!” Egan tried to crawl toward me. “This is not your game!” I shouted. Loud enough for Arrow’s thousands to hear if they hadn’t been screaming for my blood as they surged forward. I shrugged. “I don’t play by the rules you choose.”

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  15. “When the door banged open and a thick arm grabbed the neck of my shirt, hauling me backwards through it, I didn’t even have time to scream.” iiiiiiimmmm?? One wants more!

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  16. “You know he had to die. Or at least you will know it in an hour, or a day. What makes us different is that I knew it from the moment you spoke. And in the end my way is quicker, cleaner and fewer people get hurt.”

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  17. I don’t know which I like more, but two that I’ve loved are:
    “I was more ass than assassin” and
    “The biggest lies we save for ourselves.”

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  18. “I think maybe we die every day. Maybe we’re born new each dawn, a little changed, a little further on our own road. When enough days stand between you and the person you were, you’re strangers. Maybe that’s what growing up is.”

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  19. “There’s a slope down toward evil, a gentle gradient that can be ignored at each step, unfelt. It’s not until you look back, see the distant heights where you once lived, that you understand your journey.”

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  20. I think I laughed the loudest when I read the quote below. I still laugh every time I read it.

    “I was more ass than assassin.” — Prince of Fools

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  21. “What’s it going to take for you to open that door? Gold? Blood?”

    “Your name and password.”

    “My name is Honorous Jorg Ancrath, my password is divine right. Now open the fecking door.”

    Good job on the site !!

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  22. “If any more of you bastards want to waste my time with stupid melodrama, please form an orderly queue.” -Jorg of Ancrath
    Love your books, Jorg is absolutely one of my favourite characters.

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  23. “I took the Nuban’s bow. I didn’t trust the midget to be able to run down any thieves, and besides, I might want to shoot a circus clown or two. Just for laughs.”
    From King of Thorns.

    Scary clowns.

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  24. I was reading “The Liar’s Key” at a particularly difficult time in my life. This quote sent me into a jag of ugly crying. Love your books.

    “Sixty beats of a heart would be enough. If I could hold them. Let them know I came for them no matter what stood in my way. It would be enough. Sixty beats of a heart past that door would outweigh sixty years in this world without them.”

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  25. Dark times call for dark choices. Choose me -Emperor of Thorns

    Words are blunt instruments, better suited to murder than to making sense of the world. -Emperor of Thorns

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  26. This passage stuck with me above all others from the very moment I read it.

    “It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.”

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  27. “Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.”

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  28. Dear lady, I killed them from youngest child to oldest woman, and when I was done I blunted three axes dismembering their corpses. I am Jorg of Ancrath–I burned ten thousand in Gelleth and didn’t think it too many.

    And

    A Dark time comes. My time. If it offends you.
    Stop Me.

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  29. “I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery.”

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  30. One of my favorites is this one. “Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.”

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  31. “When you pull a gun for the right reason, that reason remains right whether you live or die, that choice remains justified.”

    I really enjoyed Gunlaw and thanks for releasing it for free on Wattpad 🙂 I’m looking forward to finding out where you will take it next!

    And congrats on the anniversary.

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  32. “I sliced away his lips and let the ichor from his eyes, and I prayed, not to God but whatever devil got to keep his soul, that he would carry the wounds with him into hell.”

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  33. “Is this going to be one of those times when you pretend not to have a plan until the last moment?” Makin asked. “And then turn out to really not have one?”

    (Also: “I’d let the Nuban weave it into a dozen long braids, a bronze charm at the end of each. He said it would ward off evil spirits.”
    The Nuban doing Jorg’s hair is still one of my favorite mental images from the series.)

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  34. “Clarity of vision is a thing much prized. I find when you turn that clear sight upon yourself—and see through to the truth behind your own actions—it might be better to be blind.”
    Honourous Jorg Ancrath. Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence.

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