Finally a book that lives up to the hype. A brutal book that make Game of Thrones look like a Dr Seuss book. Prince of thorns is a tale of revenge driven by pure hatred. But the book does not loose itself in this hatred. Instead what it delivers is a fast paced story that draws you in from the first chapter. The characters are well developed and despite their unsavoury side you find yourself willing them on. For me this is a smart and well plot driven novel that keeps you wondering what is on the next page. I will be searching out the next book in the trilogy and bumping it up my reading list.