Red Queen's War

3 books in series
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Prince of Fools Summary

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Broken Empire series comes a brilliant new epic fantasy series, The Red Queen's War.

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north.

In a journey across half the Broken Empire, Jalan flees minions of the Dead King, agrees to duel an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath, and meets the ice witch, Skilfar, all the time seeking a way to part company with Snorri before the Norseman's quest leads them to face his enemies in the black fort on the edge of the Bitter Ice. Prince of Fools is the first book in the series.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2014 Mark Lawrence
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  • Book 1

    • Prince of Fools

    • Red Queen's War, Book 1
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Broken - don't fix it!

    • By D. Menashy on 09-07-14

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 2

    • The Liar's Key

    • Red Queen's War, Book 2
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    From the critically acclaimed author of Prince of Fools comes the second volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series The Red Queen's War. "If you like dark, you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through, and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous." (Robin Hobb) The Red Queen has set her players on the board…. Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed-for luxuries of his southern palace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Bobby Bawbaggins on 03-07-18

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • The Wheel of Osheim

    • Red Queen's War, Book 3
    • By: Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    All the horrors of hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's Key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jal's fortune back in the living world. Jal plans to return to the three Ws that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mark Lawerence master at writing

    • By Debbie Mullen on 05-06-16

    Regular price: £18.99