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Has set her players on the boardWinter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed for luxuries of his southern palace And The Liar's Epubalthough the North may be home to his companion the warrior Snorri ver Snagason he is just as eager to leave For the Viking is ready to challenge. This book was worth every second I spent on it It is an impressive continuation of Prince of FoolsWhat I liked the most about it was the addition of the flashback I could not wait to know about the Red ueen and I was so thirsty for that knowledge The book really works on the balance between Jalal and Snorri with a couple of new additions view spoiler and Tuttugu until his death a very difficult moment for me really hide spoiler

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The Liar's Key

From the critically acclaimed author of PRINCE OF FOOLS comes the second volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series THE RED UEEN’S WAR'If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense the contrast is gorgeous' ROBIN HOBBThe Red ueen. STOP PRESS The Liar s Key has won the Gemmell Legend Award And Jason Chan s UK art won the Gemmell Ravenheart Award for best cover artVery many thanks to everyone who voted also in celebration the UK publishers have lowered the kindle price to 199I m a big fan That Lawrence guy writes just like I would if I could be botheredThis is my longest book to date just over twice the word count of Prince of Thorns and I had a lot of fun writing it I ve continued to aim at a dark fantasy tale with heart to it leavened by the humour our point of view character introducesA tiny snippet While the others prepared themselves I watched the sea with my usual silent loathing The moon broke from behind a cloudbank lighting the ocean swell with glimmers and making white bands of the breaking waves Tuttugu appeared to share some of my reservations but at least like a walrus he had his bulk to keep him warm and to add buoyancy My swimming might accurately be described as drowning sideways I m not good in the water You re not good on land Snorri retortedOther Jalan uotesIf there s one thing I like less than boats it s being brutally murdered by an outraged father Always kick a man when he s down I say It s the best chance you ll getThey say the truth will set you free but I find it normally hems me into a corner I ve always thought I d make a great uncle Terrible But great The third and final book The Wheel of Osheim is out

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All of Hell to bring his wife and children back into the living world He has Loki’s key – now all he needs is to find the doorAs all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws the Dead King plots to claim what was so nearly his – the key into the world – so that the dead can rise and rule.. The one word review AMAZEBALLSThe full length review SUPER AMAZEBALLSI was lucky enough to win an ARC of THE LIAR S KEY Oh who am I kidding I engaged in uncontrollable trance like begging in the manner of a pathetic grovelling type of berserker I threatened Mark Lawrence that I would write Viking inspired songs about him and sing them in the amalgamated style of Taylor Swift Fifty Cent and Placido Domingo That did it Never underestimate the lengths a reader would go to for a beloved seriesThis is the second book in the Red ueen trilogy This review may contain unintentional spoilers for the first book By happenstance or perhaps someone s complex machinations Jal and Snorri now possess Loki s key one said to open any and all doors Many desire this key and would stop at nothing to get it Some want it to rule the world some to destroy it others for some yet unknown purpose Snorri intends to use the key to open Death s door and get his family back Jal wants nothing to do with the key and its inherent dangers wanting nothing but the resumption to his largely hedonistic lifestyle This is problematic insofar as Jal and Snorri are still supernaturally linked and Snorri s resolve is strong as iron The uest for Death s door leads our heroes to witches and trolls caves and other hidden places into doors that magically appear and disappear even prison But though Jal and Snorri embark on this uest of their own accord albeit Jal less enthusiastically it is entirely possible that they are actually being manipulated by unseen forces Even dangerous is the likelihood that the door they will find opens the way to other than what they seek but rather leads to even greater peril and even destruction or at the very least unintended conseuences It also bears noting that the key was fashioned by Loki trickster extraordinaire who might be misleading everyone about its function for no reason other than his own amusementJal and Snorri continue to have excellent rapport they complement and challenge one another continue to be the other s foil Their new companions Tuttugu and Kara especially complement the pair even further They bring out the best and worst in each other All of the characters become self aware because of their interaction particularly their disagreements and differences More importantly THE LIAR S KEY reveals many events in Jal s past he has no recollection of had forgotten or deliberately obfuscated Jal gains new understanding of old events or knowledge where he previously had none They will provide Jal with his own motivations to pursue the uest though he remains largely hesitant Circumstances may yet make a hero of the lovable rascal Or not if leopards indeed can t change their spots Only time will tell You cannot possibly ask of a middle book in a series In fact I believe THE LIAR S KEY is a tremendous book in and of itself and better in many respects than its already laudable predecessor The humor is sharper than Snorri s axe beguiling than Jal s syrupy charms subtle and finessed than the Silent Sister s schemes The bit of tongue in cheek with the names of people places and things also continues to amuse The story proceeds swiftly yet still remains largely veiled and mysterious and the same air of mystery surrounds many characters you can never be certain about their true intent Finally of course we continue to be regaled by Mark Lawrence s lyrical prose and touching insightsOn the prevalence of lies What if at the core if you dug deep enough uncovered every truthwhat if at the heart of it all there was a lie like a worm at the centre of the apple coiled like Oroborus just as the secret of men hides coiled at the centre of each piece of you no matter how fine you slice Wouldn t that be a fine joke now A lie can run deeper than strength or wisdom On the nature of man The world is shaped by mankind s desires and fears A war of hope against dread waged upon a substrate that man himself made malleable though he has long forgotten how All men and all men s works stand on feet of clay waiting to be formed and reformed forged by fear into monsters from the dark core of each soul waiting to rend the world asunder A man casts a million shadows and yet you trap him within such a singular opinion xxx The wise come into their majority out in the world amid the muck and pain of living Throw away too much of your past and you abandon the person who walked those days When you pare away at yourself you can reinvent that s true enough but such whittling always seems to reveal a lesser man and promises to leave you nothing at the end On the passage of time Time still heals all wounds for now And the scars left behind are our legacy of remembrance But pick at it and it will fester and consume you The breaking of day changes all things Snorri Nothing endures beyond the game of the sun Pile a sufficient weight of mornings upon a thing and it will change Even the rocks themselves will not outlast the morning On the pain of loss Sixty beats of a heart would be enough If I could hold them Let them know I came for them no matter what stood in my way It would be enough Sixty beats of a heart past that door would outweigh sixty years in this world without them Anything I had to say seemed shallow beside the depth of his grief Words are awkward tools at best too blunt for delicate tasks I was two thirds of the way into the book on a Sunday evening I was bug eyed and tired yet I pressed on beyond a reasonable hour I finished reading THE LIAR S KEY past two o clock in the morning I might have mourned the lack of sleep but I would have regretted putting the book down even Indeed I might have lost sleep anyway surmising its conclusion had I stopped This book calls out to you in those moments you are constrained to put it down Its lines haunt you long after you have noted them It strains your patience when you reach the final page and become only too aware that a year must pass before the last book It is THAT good And that is no lie


10 thoughts on “The Liar's Key

  1. says:

    STOP PRESS The Liar's Key has won the Gemmell Legend Award And Jason Chan's UK art won the Gemmell Ravenheart Award for best cover artVery many thanks to everyone who voted also in celebration the UK publishers have lowered the kindle price to £199I'm a big fan That Lawrence guy writes just like I would if I could be both

  2. says:

    255 StarsIt pained me to say this but The Liar’s Key is sadly an unworthy seuel to 'Prince of Fools' for meI am clearly in the minority here with my rating and opinion I gave Prince of Fools a 45 out of 5 stars it’s in my opini

  3. says:

    This review contains minor spoilers The Liar's Key is the second book in Lawrence's The Red ueen's War trilogy I adored Prince of Fools which followed Jalan's escapades across The Broken Empire and therefore picked up this book as soon as I could The survivors from the uest to the Black Fort are Jalan Snorri and their fat honorable Viking friend Tuttugu They have within their possession a magical key known as Loki's Key and this can open

  4. says:

    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ’s official; The Liar’s Key is probably my favorite work by Mark Lawrence to date surpassing even my love for the entire Broken Empire trilogy It’s also stronger than its predecessor Prince of Fools which I rated highly as well but I was never able to shake the feeling that the first book of Prince Jalan’s adventures was still missing a little something – it didn’t

  5. says:

    Mark Lawrence never fails to surprise me Five books in the same universe at the same chronical period and yet you never get bored of it He keeps creating plot after plot layer after layer of political machinations all even

  6. says:

    This book was worth every second I spent on it It is an impressive continuation of Prince of FoolsWhat I liked the most about it was the addition of the flashback I could not wait to know about the Red ueen and I was so thirsty for that knowledge The book really works on the balance between Jalal and Snorri with a couple o

  7. says:

    July 2016 Buddy reread with my fantasy loving friends at BBB Home there's a magic word I hadn't fully appreciated it on my first return but this time I would be going home the rich and conuering hero and I'd damn well enjoy it After all did I not say I'm a liar and a cheat and a coward but I will never ever let a friend do

  8. says:

    This was an enjoyable read with great world building exciting adventures and intriguing stuff going on behind the scenes that was somewhat frustrated by my issues with the protagonist The world building really took off in this one after some promising signs in the first book I really liked how the current state

  9. says:

    The one word review AMAZEBALLSThe full length review SUPER AMAZEBALLSI was lucky enough to win an ARC of THE LIAR’S KEY Oh who am I kidding? I engaged in uncontrollable trance like begging in the manner of a pathetic grovelling type of berserker I threatened Mark Lawrence that I would write Viking inspired songs about

  10. says:

    I'm glad I re read this and The Prince of Fools again before starting The Wheel of Osheim I remembered some of the story only dimly although my impressions of the main characters remainedThis isn't so much a revi

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