Waiting on Wednesday: The Ruin of Kings

 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine – make sure you head over and see what other people are waiting for.

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The Ruin of Kings

(A Chorus of Dragons #1)

by  Jenn Lyons
Hardcover, 560 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Tor Books
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There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised.

Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins.

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

He’s destined to destroy it . . .

Uniting the worldbuilding of a Brandon Sanderson with the storytelling verve of a Patrick Rothfuss, debut author Jenn Lyons delivers an entirely new and captivating fantasy epic. Prepare to meet the genre’s next star.

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I’ve seen this one highlighted over on the Tor Books blog and was looking over the info and the start of the read along, and it sounds like it will be a good fantasy book to check out.

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