Jenn Lyons – The Ruin of Kings

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

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

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.

Library Journal Best Books of the Year – 2019

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year – 2019

Author: Jenn Lyons
Narrator: Feodor Chin, Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani
Duration: 27 hours 22 minutes
Released: 19 May 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Language: English

User Review:

nightie posh

Narrators were fine. I hated how Kihrin had a personality transplant between the timelines. His younger self felt more mature than his older.