The Ruin of Kings - Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings

By Jenn Lyons

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 248 Ratings

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A Kirkus Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy pick for 2019!
A Library Journal Best Book of 2019!
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019!

"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.

"It's impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York Times

A Chorus of Dragons
1: The Ruin of Kings
2: The Name of All Things
3: The Memory of Souls

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  • Ruin of kings

    By tuctwo
    Fantastic world filled with hero’s heroes and evil villains. Couldn’t put this book down but didn’t want the story to end.
  • A Captivating Adventure

    By Phucanoll
    From the start, this adventure had me. Told from two different perspectives that come crashing to a violent and surprising conclusion. The author does an amazing job with character builds along with multiple twists and turns. There’s plenty of action, intrigue, magic and suspense to keep one very drawn to what happens next. There’s gods, demons, multiple races and classes that bring this epic to life. There’s no golden hero to save the day here, everyone has their’s up to you to read on and discover them all.
  • Refreshingly Original

    By Web327
    As an avid reader of Fantasy, I have to say that this was one of the best books I have read in a very long time. Unexpected turns, a fresh approach to magic and rich political intrigue all make this one not to miss. Diving in to book 2 now.
  • Amazing

    By AssassinTurkey
    One of the best fantasy books I’ve read in a long time... perfect mix of character building and pacing. Do yourself a favor and read this
  • One of THE BEST books I have ever read

    By NO TheGamer
    This is probably one of THE BEST books I have ever laid my Hans and eyes on I just could not stop reading even if I wanted to! I look forward to see the adventure continue in the sequel!
  • Great Fantasy Novel

    By Zariz01
    Awesome Fantasy novel with a great main character
  • WOT

    By bbsfresh
    Simply a Waste Of Time don’t bother reading

    By YUHHH!!!!