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The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons 1) - Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons 1) - Jenn Lyons

These books are from an exclusive numbered edition of 500 copies.

Title: The Ruin of Kings

Author:  Jenn Lyons

ISBN:  9781509879489

Weight:  990g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing




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The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The most anticipated fantasy debut of the year.  In a 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

In a sprawling, magic-filled world populated by gods, dragons, krakens, witches, demons, ghosts, shape-shifters, zombies, and so much more, Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic.  Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further.

Kirkus (starred review)

A thriller plot of revenge and loyalty with a get-under-your-skin and keep-you-reading-all-night mystery at its heart.  I loved it.

John Gwynne, author of Malice

Though the hero’s journey structure and classical fantasy elements are familiar, the complex mysteries and revelations feel novel and offer plenty of room for rereading and analysis.  There’s more mystery than action in this tightly plotted tome, and its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Ruin of Kings
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition of 500 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a tipped-in authentication page, directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s printed number.  Also printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication.

The distinctive, soft turquoise sprayed page edges make this book noticeably different from the standard trade edition.

Book numbers Choice of 352 or 356 [of 500, subject to availability]
Series A Chorus of Dragons – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in number authentication page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Tor
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509879489
ISBN 10 150987948X
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 542
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 162 x 49mm
Packed weight 1.093 [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Matthew & Nicole Nicholson at Dim Horizon Studio
Jacket design Jamie Stafford-Hill
Dragon icon Lars West

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