Mark Lawrence is the author of the Broken Empire trilogy, the Red Queen's War trilogy, and the Book of the Ancestor trilogy, and a former research scientist working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both British and American citizenship, and has held secret-level clearance with both governments.
Praise for Grey Sister Vivid worldbuilding and fast-paced action...Readers who loved Red Sister will find this second series outing even more compelling. --Library Journal (starred review) Once again, Lawrence combines great world building and dynamic characters to craft an exciting, gritty fantasy novel. --Booklist (starred review) Lawrence's suspenseful account of Nona's efforts to complete her training and gain control over her powers balances action and introspection, and will keep readers hooked. --Publishers Weekly Praise for Red Sister Fabulous, in-depth world building, great characters, and as always with Lawrence, plotting that is fresh and unpredictable...If you like fresh, take-no-prisoners fantasy, this is for you. --Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Maze Dark, passionate, tense, with a female hero anyone could relate to--I was utterly fascinated! This is no pretty, flowery tale, but one of vastly different people struggling to survive when a hostile government comes to power. --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Battle Magic The lyrical excellence of previous books is present in full force here and it's fair to say that Mark Lawrence has evolved into a master of his craft. In Red Sister he has produced a novel that is as thought provoking as it is entertaining, and as poignant as it is ferocious. Highly recommended. --Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Legion of Flame In this stunning, action-filled series launch, Lawrence ('Broken Empire' trilogy) establishes a fantastic world in which religion and politics are sharp as swords, with magic and might held in the hands of wonderful and dangerous women. Impatient George R.R. Martin fans will find this a pleasing alternative until the next installment in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga arrives. --Library Journal (starred review)