Next up for Mark Lawrence week is the short story Select Mode.

About the short story:

A short story set in the Broken Empire. It features Jorg and The Nuban shortly before the start of Prince of Thorns. The story originally appeared in the Unfettered Anthology edited by Shawn Speakman.
You can read it for free here: http://www.themilliondollarbookshop.c…
And listen to the free audio version, read by author T.O Munro, here:

About Mark Lawrence:

Mark Lawrence is married with four children, one of whom is severely disabled. His day job is as a research scientist focused on various rather intractable problems in the field of artificial intelligence. He has held secret level clearance with both US and UK governments. At one point he was qualified to say ‘this isn’t rocket science … oh wait, it actually is’. Between work and caring for his disabled child, Mark spends his time writing, playing computer games, tending an allotment, brewing beer, and avoiding DIY.


A great short story set in the Broken Empire. I can’t get enough of Jorg, or the Broken Empire as a whole. Wonderful writing, Worldbuilding and very strong characters, as with all of his works. I can’t wait to read some more short stories from this series. Then maybe a single volume published with all the short stories in it. Thanks again Mr. Lawrence, I am hooked with anything from this series.

5/5 Stars

Check back for more reviews all week!

Thanks, James mightythorjrs – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Review.