Yes, there are some nasty things in this book. Yes, the main character, Jorg, is not a pleasant person. No, they are not reasons to dismiss this book or (necessarily) not enjoy it.
There is plenty of action and plot, mostly consisting of fighting, murder, death and destruction with a bit of family drama and testing of friendships. But what this book mostly seems to be is a character study of Jorg, and i’m okay with that.
Prince of Thorns is told in first person, and that’s perfect for getting inside Jorg’s head. Except is everything he thinks his own thoughts? Even he isn’t sure. Which just makes him an even more fascinating character, as far as i’m concerned.
(Longer review at: marvelatwords.wordpress.com