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The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings

A Chorus of Dragons (Volume 1)

Jenn Lyons; read by Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam, and Feodor Chin

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 02/05/2019

ISBN: 9781250318251


"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.

"A trio of talented narrators tackles the first book in a new fantasy series centered on a man who is destined to destroy an empire...the trio complement each other and elevate an unconventional story filled with intense world-building and vivid characters." —AudioFile Magazine

Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year


(Kihrin’s story)

When they brought me up to the auction block, I looked out over the crowd and thought: I would kill you all if I had a knife.

And if I wasn’t naked, I...

Praise for The Ruin of Kings

“It was one hell of a ride. I gobbled it up and was hungry for more.”—Glen Cook, author of The Black Company

"The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic and a teen hero with angst."—Janny Wurts, author of The Curse of the Mistwraith


Reviews from Goodreads

Jenn Lyons; read by Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam, and Feodor Chin

Jenn Lyons is the director of an indie game company, Pixel Constructor, based out of Atlanta. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. The Ruin of Kings is her first novel.

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