The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings

There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on 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.

Title:The Ruin of Kings
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250175489

    The Ruin of Kings Reviews

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher—Tor Books—in exchange for an honest review.Convoluted and complex are probably understatements, but I don’t have any other words to describe the main attributes of ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I don’t like the sprayed edges on this one. It looks like they might have been trying to do a grey color from the grey book (which I like better and am going to get) or maybe a light blue. Holy shit...

  • James Tivendale

    We did this (myself and Emma) as a combined review for Fantasy Book Review which can be seen here. http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Je...These were my thoughts following on from what Emma had alread...

  • Emma

    Kihrin is many things: orphan, thief, long lost son of a prince... destroyer of the world? Whatever else he is, he’s also having a really bad time of it. Everything he’s ever believed is lies, tru...

  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)

    Have you ever been to denial town? Currently visiting and it sucks....The Ruin of Kings has been on my radar ever since it was announced in 2018 being compared to Joe Abercrombie (one of my favorite a...

  • Eon ?Windrunner?

    3.5 stars, maybe 4 - may change as I review the full book upon publication. Who are you again??So sweet of you to ask. I’m Talon. I’ll be your murderer tonight. I recently finished reading this pr...

  • Stefan Bach

    Angsty orphan with his head in the clouds didn't get his happy story so he decides to destroy the world? Orphan with his name so conspicuously similar to Krillin's?And then even the blurb is so filled...

  • Veronica ??

    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp...The story opens with Kihrin in prison guarded by Talon. Talon asks, I should say forces, Kihrin to tell his story whilst she also narrates her part of Kihrin...

  • Kaitlin

    * I read this as my Defence Against The Dark Arts OWL read *This is a story which I think is a little hard to really describe as it tells the story in a fairly unique way. The book is divided into thr...

  • Sherwood Smith

    The next big blockbuster fantasy series, at least according to the massive publicity push.There are three narrative threads switching back and forth, sometimes with lightning speed: there is the prese...