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The Liar's Key Audiobook

The Liar's Key: Red Queen's War, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of Prince of Fools comes the second volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series The Red Queen'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 Hobb)

The Red Queen has set her players on the board…. Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed-for luxuries of his southern palace. And although 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 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 door.

As 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.

©2015 Mark Lawrence (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"There are special rewards in store here for readers of the Broken Empire series. Highly recommended." (Robin Hobb)
"Marks an unbroken and steady ascent to the top of my favourite-fantasy pile. Lawrence gets better with each book he writes." (Myke Cole)
"Reminds me of when I first discovered Gemmell and Hobb and I can't wait for the next installment." (David Chadwick)
"The brisk adventure and black magic will leave readers eager for the next chapter in the series." (Publisher's Weekly)

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    Robin 24/02/2016
    Robin 24/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "great story balanced with fun and suspense."

    the narration is excellent and the story has great variances of light and shade. Very Enjoyable.

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    Amazon Customer 12/02/2016 Member Since 2016

    Fantasy: Be it high, dark, gritty or epic! Also autobiographies, biographies and Harry Potter. So many books - so little time!

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    "Absolutely awesome!"

    Book 2 in The Red Queens War trilogy.
    I loved it so much!
    This narrator is great too. 2nd time listening to it and really enjoyed it.

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    Adam 22/09/2015
    Adam 22/09/2015
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    "Performance is awful"

    I have listened to all of Mark Lawrence's books,and enjoyed them immensely. I love the morally challenged anti-heroes he comes up with and Jarl is a great example of one such. The narration in this book though, it really made me grind my teeth. It felt as if each character's dialogue was recorded separately, then pasted together with a standard time of silence between them with no regards to the pacing of the story. It was like someone using the same sh**ty time consuming transition between PowerPoint slides each time. I gave up after 22 minutes, after trying twice, I just couldn't listen to it anymore.

    I know this most likely isn't the fault of the author or the narrator, it just seems incredibly poorly edited. Has anyone else experienced this?

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  • Michael
    3/08/15
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    "Can't wait till next summer!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Liar's Key the most enjoyable?

    Unusual protagonist


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jarl: his flaws are refreshing, compared to other fantasy books where the protagonist is an amazing hero who does what's right every time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the end


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoyed the first book, you'll love this.

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  • David Boden
    Suffolk
    16/10/16
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    "Another great listen"

    Mark lawrence gets better and better loved the price of thorns books and the red queens war trilogy are even better ! He makes you care about all the protagonists and sucks you into this weird world he has created. Worth a listen !

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  • Alan Ramsay
    Fife, Scotland
    30/09/16
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    "Better and better"

    I have listened to this story several times, and with every session, it improves. if I had to pick my favourite Mark Lawrence, it would probably be this one.

    The narration is excellent!

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  • Amazon Customer
    18/08/16
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    "this author can do no wrong"

    great performance. engaging characters. a story with plenty of meat on it. I'm off to get the next one right away.

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  • Apollon
    Caterham, United Kingdom
    23/07/16
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    "Awesome."

    This fantastic story just keeps getting better with a great character arc for Main protagonist.

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  • Trace Smith-mcquillan
    Huddersfield UK
    5/05/16
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    "Fabulous"

    I've read others by this author .. I'm at once attracted and repulsed by the content, the humour flawed characters are addictive- I found myself disgusted by the Jalan but wished him to be a better man, he rarely is and then he surprised you!! I would recommend this author but do t be expecting g the typical fantasy read it's funny sad, and appalling all at the same time.. Fantastic!!! I've listened to the audio book in this case really well done.

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  • Bookworm
    29/04/16
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    "Page turner!"

    The second instalment of the Red Queens War continues to excite. I love the occasional link to the Prince of Thorns however it is just a slight touch which is a good thing. Jal is very predictable and sometimes very annoying however this is his character. Great read and cannot wait for the next book. I think I will read the next book myself.

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  • JPA
    23/04/16
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    "This series gets better and better!"

    Cannot wait for the next. I miss Jalan and Snorri already. hilarious, tense, twisty and mysterious.

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  • Jake
    20/01/16
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    "This book was great!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book maintains the quality of writing and narration that made the first book awesome :) Prince Jalan has to be one of my favorite fictional characters as the situations he ends up in never fail to entertain!If you were a fan of Prince of Fools then you need to get your hands on this!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lloyd
    12/01/16
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    "another fantastic series."

    I love Mark Lawrence, very poetic writing style. a true wordsmith. very well narrated also, voice well fitted to Jarl and all accents consistent. The flashmanesque main character is endearing and enfuriating in just the right measure to relate to. Almost as good as the broken empire series and head and shoulders above about every other fantasy I have read. any lover of dark/gritty fantasy needs Mark Lawrence in their life, everyone else will succumb to the genre if they give this a go. For me an equal to game of thrones and the first law series. Can't wait for the finale... no really can you push that publishing date forward please. tomorrow would be great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • India Laborde
    1/12/15
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    "Fantastic series so far"
    Would you listen to The Liar's Key again? Why?

    Yes; well told with an appropriate narrator (honestly, the narrator's voice and accent can completely make or break a listening experience depending on whether or not it fits the story/characters!), and an excellent story, carrying on from the first book. I'll probably listen again before the 3rd one comes out!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Liar's Key?

    When Jarl discovers that his power is unstable yet terrifyingly powerful.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The same as above.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Only one man can save his kingdom; whether he wants to or not...


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent follow on from the first, and I love how it subtly weaves in and around the Prince of Thorns trilogy. Jarl is a wonderful antihero; a little less shocking than Jorg and a little more likeable. And a whole lot less capable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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