David Gemmell Legend Award 2014.
Mark Lawrence brings to a thrilling close his epic trilogy of a boy who would be king, a king who would desire an empire — and an empire on the edge of destruction...
King Jorg Ancrath is twenty now — and king of seven nations.
His goal — revenge against his father — has not yet been realized, and the demons that haunt him have only grown stronger. Yet no matter how tortured his path, he intends ... (more)
Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say "this isn't rocket science... oh wait, it actually is".
Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.
Prince of Thorns is his first published novel. It is the beginning of a projected trilogy following the fortunes of Honorous Jorg Ancrath.