Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The author drew me into this book quite quickly and I really liked the characters. Prince Jalan Kendeth is the Red Queen's grandson. He is a gambler, coward and drinker - but he is a nice guy. He is honest about his failings but when he gets caught up with the Silent Sister (his grandmother's secret weapon)his life changes forever.
Snorri is a Viking who was sold to the Red Queen. He brings tales of the dead rising and war. Jalan thinks it is all lies and just wants to get back to his life of hedonism. When the Silent Sister strikes, all hell breaks lose and Jalan and Snorri are magically thrown together on a ride of revenge, friendship and snow.
Well written and definitely a page turner. If you love a good fantasy that takes you straight away, then this is the one for you. I really can't wait to see how the game plays out!
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