Stephan wrote:Considering the author just signed up to our forums and this seems to be one of the better epics of the year, I think it's time to start an anticipation topic for Prince of Thorns.
However, perhaps it would be even cooler if Mark can introduce his debut novel himself! What's the book about, Mark? How was the long road to publication for you?
Stephan wrote:It sounds pretty different, too. I can understand publishers lining up. How does that go, do they make a bid based on the synopsis or an excerpt, or has every single British publisher read your book before you landed the deal?
Read Blood wrote::shock: This is so cool! Thanks a lot Mark for the great short peak into how you got where you are! And nobody can beat a synopsis for a book like the author right? But I somewhat understand and have heard from several other authors that they have trouble trying to relay what it is there book is actually about. It probably has something to do with how critical you have been with it. The story sounds great though and I for one cannot wait to read it!
Michael wrote:In the interests of assisting your shameless marketing (which is going well for mine, the book sounds fantastic) and getting a question answered, will you be having a hardcover release and do you have any clue at this stage if there might be a way for your poor convict brethren from Australia to get a signed/personalised copy?
I can understand the answer to the second being no, since it sounds like you will be having a pretty big release and everything that goes with it.
Hulick v Lawrence v Orullian, early frontrunners for biggest debut of the year - and those guys are getting the jump on you Mark!
Mark Lawrence wrote:I would be remiss in my shameless marketing duties if I didn't point out that a signed ARC is up for grabs on goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9579 ... -of-thorns
Michael wrote:With the big debuts this year, Peter Orullian's The Unremembered has had a lot of buzz generated especially by his mixed media promotion and Douglas Hulick's Among Thieves went under the radar and was terrific.
But I haven't heard such positive buzz generated by actual reviews for a book before release. It sounds like Prince of Thorns should be competing for not only best debut but possibly best book of the year!
Where do I get a signed hardback?!
Mark Lawrence wrote:The Wertzone review was on the money with its warning that readers who like their fiction to keep away from the darker side of things, and readers who like their fantasy unadulterated, should look elsewhere.
Would it therefore be reasonable to recommend to my George Martin loving friends (of which there are now more, unsurprisingly), Abercrombie fans or are you taking it to another level altogether?
I don't suppose anyone like Goldsboro Books in London has gotten in touch with you?
Michael wrote:Would it therefore be reasonable to recommend to my George Martin loving friends (of which there are now more, unsurprisingly), Abercrombie fans or are you taking it to another level altogether?
Michael wrote:I'm not a huge book collector but I like the idea of being one. Maybe I'm just at that dangerous stage in life where the wife and I have been working for a while and don't yet have kids - too much disposable income!
That's some serious dedication to one author. I'm 6 books into Dresden but I put Codex Alera on my 'It would be nice but I just don't have time list.' Maybe I should reconsider.
Michael wrote:I've been spreading my (limited) collecting around a bit. I love some of the stuff Subterranean do, but not for the prices they have to charge.
Michael wrote:Coming soon to an Ipad near me (my hardcopy probably won't show up for a while)! It's awesome to be able to look forward to a new book every month or so. Very jealous of those with ARCs (or who are Dutch).
Aloren wrote:So I just finished this the other day. I read it straight through... so fascinating. I am not sure if the site is writing a review for this. I believe so but I wanted to discuss it anyway... I also saw Mark joined the boards so I guess he can jump in to like Drake did for his books. <3
I have been reading some of the other reviews and I disagree with many of them. I think some of these reviews missed the point. Maybe I read to much into it?
Stephan wrote:Also, Prince of Thorns is the best book I've read all year. Though it is very close to Wise Man's Fear.
Stephan wrote: Also, I don't feel this book is more violent than any other.
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