Review: The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence


The Wheel of Osheim is the third and last book in The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence.


The Wheel of Osheim is turning faster than ever, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. And Jalan is just the man for the job, even though he tries to convince everyone he isn’t. Jalan and Snorri face danger upon danger, from the minions the Dead King, the mysterious Lady Blue, to the horrors of Hell itself. The Wheel must be stopped. Nothing else, and no one else matters. Continue reading

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key is the second book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence.


Jalan, Snorri and his cousin Tuttugu have done the impossible. They survived the harrowing experience of the Black Fort, and found Loki’s key. The one key that can open anything. Snorri is determined to open the door of death and find his murdered family, Jalan just wants to go home and be a prince again. But other forces have turned their eyes upon them, eager for the key, and they care nothing for the wants of a spoiled prince and a broken Viking. Continue reading

Review: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools is the first book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence. The events of this book happen concurrently with the events in Prince of Thorns (book one of The Broken Empire trilogy).  Now, I was sure I wrote a review of The Broken Empire trilogy as well for this blog, but I seem to have been mistaken.


Jalan Kendeth is one of the many grandchildren of the Red Queen, an elderly woman still feared by many of the kings of the Broken Empire. Jalan is a prince, but one who likes to spend time whoring, gambling, drinking, and seducing noble ladies. When he is summoned, along with all of his siblings and cousins, to listen to tales of dead men and women who rise again, he thinks it ludicrous rumours. That his grandmother seems to take it seriously means nothing to him; just like the Silent Sister by her side that no one but him can see, he ignores it. He listens to the tales of a Northman slave, thinking it a well-spun and well-told web of lies, not knowing that before he will be bound to the Northman in more ways than one. Continue reading