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The Ruin of Kings

(2019)
(The first book in the Chorus of Dragons series)
A novel by

 
 
The most anticipated fantasy debut of the year. In this thunderously good read, prophecy and magic combine in an incredible epic of imperial politics, gods and demons.

When destiny calls, there's no fighting back . . .


As a bard’s apprentice, Kihrin grew up with tales of legendary deeds. He also steals, desperate to buy a way out of Quur’s slums. Then he raids the wrong house, he’s marked by a demon and life will never be the same again.

Kihrin’s plight brings him to the attention of royalty, who claim him as the lost son of their immoral prince. But far from living the dream, Kihrin’s at the mercy of his new family’s ruthless ambitions. However, escaping his jewelled cage just makes matters worse. Kihrin is horrified to learn he’s at the centre of an ancient prophecy. And every side – from gods and demons to dragons and mages – want him as their pawn. Those old stories lied about many things too, especially the myth that the hero always wins.

Then again, maybe Kihrin isn’t the hero, for he’s not destined to save the empire. He’s destined to destroy it.

The Ruin of Kings is the first book in Jenn Lyons's extraordinary series, A Chorus of Dragons.

‘What an extraordinary book . . . enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it' -
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

‘A fantastic page-turner with a heady blend of great characters' - John Gwynne, author of A Time of Dread


'A virtually un-put-down-able read' - Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"It was one hell of a ride." - Glen Cook

"A fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world." - L E Modesitt Jr

"The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic." - Janny Wurts


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-5098-7948-X / 978-1-5098-7948-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, 1)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-250-17548-8 / 978-1-250-17548-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, 1)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-250-22571-X / 978-1-250-22571-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-5098-7950-1 / 978-1-5098-7950-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, 1)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-250-17550-X / 978-1-250-17550-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-5098-7949-8 / 978-1-5098-7949-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Ruin Of Kings (The Godslayer Cycle)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-5290-1296-1 / 978-1-5290-1296-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings: A Chorus of Dragons, Book 1
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   


February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings: A Chorus of Dragons, Book 1
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings: A Chorus of Dragons, Book 1
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
ISBN: 1-250-31826-2 / 978-1-250-31826-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings: Prophecy and Magic Combine in This Powerful Epic (A Chorus of Dragons)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor
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February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons Book 1)
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Ruin of Kings: A Chorus of Dragons Novel 1
Author(s): Jenn Lyons
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon AU