Saturday 10 November 2012

All Reigns Must End

To reach the throne requires that a man journey. Even a path paved with good intentions can lead to hell, and my intentions were never good.

The Hundred converge for Congression to politic upon the corpse of Empire, and while they talk the Dead King makes his move, and I make mine. The world is cracked, time has run through, leaving us clutching at th
e end days, the future so bright that those who see it are the first to burn. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne whoever seeks to thwart me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending.

This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God. These are the last miles, my brothers. Don't look to me to save you. Don't think I will not spend you. Run if you have the wit. Pray if you have the soul. Stand your ground if courage is yours. But don't follow me.

Follow me, and I will break your heart.


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  1. I really need to finally go buy King of Thrones, because this is getting me really excited! I have to read one before the other.

    It sounds and looks absolutely brilliant! You had great covers.

  2. Is it even remotely possible that my heart almost broke just reading the back? It doesn't matter, I guess--there's nothing I can do but follow him.

    That was beautiful and purely Jorg :)

  3. I'm in love with Jorg. What's wrong with me? ;-)

    1. well your picture in the 'say cheese' competition did demonstrate a cavalier disregard for gravity ... other than that I couldn't say :D


    Can't agree more with Peter's praise on the cover (appropriate, since I first heard about Prince of Thorns on his blog). In just a blurb you show better writing skills than other authors on a whole book.

    Can't wait! :D