The Ruin of Kings

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Tom Doherty Associates, Feb 5, 2019 - Fiction - 560 pages

"Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

When destiny calls, there's no fighting back.

Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions.

Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins.

Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world.

He's destined to destroy it.

Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with The Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire.

 

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User Review  - bm2ng - www.librarything.com

First of all, I wish this had been the whole story not just an excerpt and I almost didn't read it because it wasn't the complete work. I liked the story and it was very well written. I found the ... Read full review

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User Review  - booklove1 - www.librarything.com

This was a fun book until it turned into an annoying muddle. Jenn Lyons is a good writer and I may try more of her two or three books further along in her career, when she may have figured out that too many plot threads and random changes don’t add up to a satisfying read. Read full review

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Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for 20 years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Ruin of Kings is her first novel.

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