The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings

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What if you weren't the hero?

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.
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Product details

  • 132 x 122 x 14mm | 73g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1529012961
  • 9781529012965
  • 1,268,102

Review quote

'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 Reviews, starred 'The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic.' -- Janny Wurts 'What an extraordinary book. The Ruin of Kings is everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying.' -- Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
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About Jenn Lyons

Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from Sumerian mythology to the correct way to make a martini. She is a video game producer by day, and spends her evenings writing science-fiction, fantasy and paranormal mysteries. A long-time devotee of storytelling, she traces her geek roots back to playing first edition Dungeons & Dragons in grade school and reading her way from A to Z in the school's library. The Ruin of Kings is the first in the Godslayer Cycle series. Soneela Nankani is a classically trained Brooklyn-based actress. She has performed at many prestigious theaters and is an ensemble member of the award-winning Sojourn Theatre. In addition, Soneela has worked in film and television and has narrated over 60 audiobooks. Soneela holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Vikas Adam was born in British Columbia and lived in various parts of Canada, the US, and a stint in India, before his parents settled in Dallas. Adam appeared on seven episodes of Pink (2007), a Webby Award-winning dark comedy series starring Natalie Raitano. He has appeared on television as well as various web series and indie films, in addition to a successful career as an audiobook narrator. Feodor Chin was classically trained at the American Conservatory Theater. His acting career includes numerous credits in film, television, regional theatre and voiceover. Feodor wrote, executive produced and starred in a comedic television pilot called Golden Boy. He has received an Earphones Award from AudioFile for his narration of Snakehead by Patrick Raden Keefe. Other narrations include Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and The Ruin of Kings.
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10,619 ratings
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4 39% (4,096)
3 22% (2,338)
2 7% (792)
1 3% (314)
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