What if you weren’t the hero?

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“Rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. 

I loved it.”

―LEV GROSSMAN, author of The Magicians on The Ruin of Kings  

THE NAME OF ALL THINGS

Jenn Lyons

Book 2 of the A Chorus of Dragons series

You can have everything you want if you sacrifice everything you believe.

Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man.

Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin.

Janel’s plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin’s old enemy, the wizard Relos Var.

Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world—the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants.

And what he wants is Kihrin D’Mon.

 

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THE RUIN OF KINGS

Jenn Lyons

Book 1 of the A Chorus of Dragons series

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.

“With the scope and sense of fatality of Patrick Rothfuss, and well-choreographed action sense of Brandon Sanderson, Lyons leaps into the big leagues of epic fantasy and sticks the landing.”  Booklist, starred review

Book 2 in the series is coming soon:  The Name of All Things, Fall 2019.

 

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“With the scope and sense of fatality of Patrick Rothfuss, and well-choreographed action sense of Brandon Sanderson, Lyons leaps into the big leagues of epic fantasy and sticks the landing.”

Booklist, starred review

“[A] jaw-dropping, action-packed story of betrayal, greed, and grand-scale conspiracy.…Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Those who enjoy the works of Brandon Sanderson and George R.R. Martin, with a grand cast of characters and a doublecross in every chapter, will find this on par with their beloved authors.”

Library Journal, starred review

“Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.”

―Lev Grossmanauthor of The Magicians

“It’s impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all, the sheer, effervescent joy Lyons takes in the scope of her project.”

The New York Times

“Ms. Lyons is all set to take her readers on a long journey indeed, unfolding and unfolding like brilliant origami.”

The Wall Street Journal

“An impressive and highly accomplished debut . . . The Ruin of Kings makes both an ideal introduction to epic fantasy and a rewarding read for fans of the genre.”

The Los Angeles Times

Jenn Lyons

author photograph: matthew & nicole nicholson, dim horizon studio

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for twenty years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Ruin of Kings is the first installment of the epic fantasy series A Chorus of Dragons.

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for twenty years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Ruin of Kings is the first installment of the epic fantasy series A Chorus of Dragons.

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for twenty years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Ruin of Kings is the first installment of the epic fantasy series A Chorus of Dragons.

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for twenty years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Ruin of Kings is the first installment of the epic fantasy series A Chorus of Dragons.

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Events with A Chorus of Dragons author Jenn Lyons.

October 29, 2019: Eagle Eye Bookshop Launch Party, Deactur, GA

November 7, 2019: Interabang Books Event with Kel Kade, Dallas, TX

November 8, 2019: Poisoned Pen Event with Kel Kade, Scottsdale, AZ

November 10, 2019: Mysterious Galaxy Event with Kel Kade, San Diego, CA

November 11, 2019: University Bookstore with Kel Kade, Seattle, WA

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