Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

The Briar King Summary

Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land, and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king's woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber.

At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family - upon whom the fate of her world may depend.

©2004 Gregory Keyes (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Briar King

    • The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 1
    • By: Greg Keyes
    • Narrated by: Patrick Michael
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The kings woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Kenneth Neil Reid on 31-05-18

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 2

    • The Charnel Prince

    • The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2
    • By: Greg Keyes
    • Narrated by: Patrick Michael
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When the legendary Briar King awoke from his slumber, a season of darkness and horror fell upon the Kingdom of Crotheny. Now countless breeds of unspeakable monsters roam the countryside. An epidemic of madness has transformed peaceful villagers from the wild lands into savage, flesh-eating fiends.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 3

    • The Blood Knight

    • The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 3
    • By: Greg Keyes
    • Narrated by: Patrick Michael
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes epic saga of a royal family's fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 4

    • The Born Queen

    • The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4
    • By: Greg Keyes
    • Narrated by: Patrick Michael
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted a brilliant saga of magic, adventure, and love set against a backdrop of clashing empires and an ancient, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly close, gathering the strands of plot and character into a stunning climax that both completes and transcends all that has gone before.

    Regular price: £24.19