My home is ten thousand miles away, and each time I see it, it’s like the birth of a new day. The cities are filled with people and in the countryside; you can breathe in the fresh air. The more I dream about it, the more I wish to be there. It is not the land of my birth, but the place that I call home. That distant country keeps calling to me come home my son, come home.
Mark Lawrence's debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne. There are plenty of Big Secrets that come to light by the time this story was over. But towards the end, there was one thing the king did that I really didn't see coming! And then there was that other thing that made me think Jorg might be redeemable.
My son never intended for me to become an object of hatred. He did not want to believe it when he discovered that fans spat at me in the supermarket and stuck chewing gum in my hair. Its not just the fans; their parents sneer at me too because they do not realize that Marshall was reared in a loving, creative environment. Im not saying I was the perfect motherfar from it, as you will read but I did my best. Ive been described as much maligned. Misunderstood is more accurate. Strangers assume they know me because of songs like Cleanin Out My Closet (Im Sorry Mama), but until now, only Marshall.
Jorg Ancrath - The main protagonist of the series, Jorg endures many emotional and physical traumas throughout the series leaving him deeply damaged, resulting in him largely being unfeeling to the suffering of others. He is willing to hurt or kill anyone in his quest to ascend to the throne of the Broken Empire. After the brutal murder of his mother and younger brother, Jorg runs away from his father and his home; coming to lead a band of vicious outlaws known as the Brotherhood. He serves as the narrator. His cold and murderous treatment of his son has scarred Jorg and left them unable to unite, even if it means saving the Broken Empire. The Dead King - A being who has surpassed and subjugated all other undead beings. He is the primary antagonist of the third novel, Emperor of Thorns.
Cathy loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system. Title: Cathy Come Home (28 Mar 1969).