The Broken Empire:

The huge Grim Oak Press signed limited edition is a +950 page stunner containing: Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, and Emperor of Thorns, as well as a new, original Jorg short story written just for this omnibus. Additional artwork by Jason Chan and Nate Taylor (who are co-signatories). We have yet to read any of Mark Lawrence's work, but the reviews on the trilogy are highly favourable however, there are some detractors of the violence in the series, particularly the first book.

The blurb for  ‘ Prince of Thorns ’ : "Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that's true enough, but there's something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse. ”

Grim Oak Press is itself something new, established by Shawn Speakman to pay of his medical bills with the help of a variety of SF writer friends incl. Terry Brooks, they published the anthology  ‘ Unfettered ’  which did very well. Since then they have a number of books in the works, a sizeable portion of profit going to charity.    

The Red Queen’s War:


Contains 'Prince of Fools', 'The Liar's Key’ and 'The Wheel of Osheim’. The companion omnibus to ‘The Broken Empire’ edition from Grim Oak Press, matching limitation numbers, and limited to 1000 numbered copies signed by Mark Lawrence, Jason Chan, Nate Taylor. Features a new Mark Lawrence novella written expressly for this edition


The blurb for 'Prince of Fools' - The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all.

The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it’s all a rumor—nothing that will affect him—but he is wrong.


After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey across the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game, part of a series of moves in the long war—and the Red Queen controls the board.

Road Brothers (The Broken Empire - 14 short stories)


This is a collection of fourteen stories of murder, mayhem, pathos, and philosophy, all set in the world of the Broken Empire.


Within these pages, you will find tales of men such as Red Kent, Sir Makin, Rike, Burlow and the Nuban, telling of their origins and the events that forged them. There is Jorg himself, striding the page as a child of six, as a teenage wanderer and as a young king. And then there is a tale about Prince Jalan Kendeth – liar, cheat, womaniser and coward.


To the new reader, welcome to a lawless world where wit and sword are the most useful weapons, and danger lurks as much in candle-lit palaces as in dark alleys and dense woodland. To those who have already journeyed with Jorg, we hope you will enjoy renewing old acquaintances with your favourite characters.


Harper Signed, Lined, Dated Hardcover First Edition


This edition features the late Kimberly Kincaid‘s artwork which she created back in 2013, inspired by Mark’s books! On her blog she wrote at the time :

“I should be working on something else right now. Shhh. Don’t tell on me, please. I HAD to take a break from “the commission” so I don’t go postal. I’ve read a few books recently that have me thinking about certain characters and how to visualize them. This is Jorg and yes, he is the bad boy of the bunch. He’s from the Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence. It’s one of those dark fantasies that isn’t my usual fare (glad I stayed with it). But this character is so complex and offers such a challenge that I wanted to try. This is extremely rough…but I like what’s going on in his eyes. Yes, that is a scar on his face. I will keep playing with this at recess time. But for now, back on the clock.”


And wow! there really is something going on with the eyes...

Impossible Times Trilogy

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next.

A strange — yet curiously familiar — man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help — now. He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl.

And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1)


In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.


On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.


To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.


Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.


Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she learns to challenge the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people.


Only when it’s darkest you can see the stars.


Signed/limited (250 copies) hardcover first edition

            First edition hardcover

            First edition hardcover

            First edition hardcover

Mark Lawrence:

The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence


The second novel in the thrilling and epic new fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Red Sister and Prince of Thorns.


On the planet Abeth there is only the ice. And the Black Rock.


For generations the priests of the Black Rock have reached out from their mountain to steer the fate of the ice tribes. With their Hidden God, their magic and their iron, the priests’ rule has never been questioned. But when ice triber Yaz challenged their authority, she was torn away from the only life she had ever known, and forced to find a new path for herself.


Yaz has lost her friends and found her enemies. She has a mountain to climb, and even if she can break the Hidden God’s power, her dream of a green world lies impossibly far to the south, across a vast emptiness of ice. Before the journey can even start, she has to find out what happened to the ones she loves and save those that can be saved.


Abeth holds its secrets close, but the stars shine brighter for Yaz and she means to unlock the truth.


Signed/limited (250 copies) hardcover first edition

Prince of Thorns:

When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king...

It’s time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what’s rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar’s men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him—and he has nothing left to lose.

But treachery awaits him in his father’s castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?

This edition of the book is the 10th anniversary limited edition:

    Limited to 750 copies

    Bonded Leather-bound book with foil stamping

    Signed by Mark Lawrence and Jason Chan

    Five full-color interior plates by Jason Chan

    Sewn-in black satin ribbon

    Black endpapers

The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence


In the third exhilarating novel in this dazzling epic fantasy series, a young outcast will fight against staggering odds to save her world.


On the planet Abeth, a narrow Corridor of green land is surrounded on all sides by ice plains where only the strong survive. Ice triber Yaz has completed a perilous journey and arrived at the Corridor, and it exceeds and overwhelms all of her expectations. Everything seems different but some constants remain: her old enemies are still two steps ahead, bent on her destruction. She makes her way to the Convent of Sweet Mercy, where nuns train young girls who show the old gifts, but like the Corridor itself the convent is packed with peril and opportunity. Yaz has much to learn from the nuns—if they don’t decide to execute her.


The fate of everyone squeezed between the Corridor’s vast walls, and ultimately the fate of those laboring to survive out on ice itself, hangs from the moon, and the battle to save the moon centers on the Ark of the Missing, buried beneath the emperor’s palace. Everyone wants Yaz to be the key that will open the Ark – the one the wise have sought for generations. But sometimes wanting isn’t enough.


Signed/limited (250 copies) hardcover first edition