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The Ruin of Kings
The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Heather_Allen
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NYC is currently experiencing a heat wave. I like bringing a book with me on the train to stay cool! 🥵☀️📖

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Branwen
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Enjoying a relaxing Saturday night! 😻💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

JanuarieTimewalker13 Too cute😘 3w
Leftcoastzen Yay!cuteness! 3w
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daena
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I‘m going in! Wish me luck...

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DGRachel
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#unpopularopinion This had potential, but I think the author tried to be too clever. I don't object to multiple POVs as a rule, but this is basically Kihrin's story, told by three different people, including Kihrin. I found most of it boring and it's difficult to follow the time jumps, perspective shifts, footnotes, and similarly named characters in audio. It might work better in print. I don't care enough to try or read more in the series.

Owlizabeth I couldn‘t imagine doing this one on audio. The back and forth would be too confusing for me. I‘m hoping that since the timelines eventually merged, the next book will be more linear. 🤞🏼 1mo
DGRachel @Owlizabeth - if you read the next book, I would definitely be interesting in hearing what you think of it. As it stands, I don't care enough to try it, but if it improves on the things that drove me nuts, I could probably be convinced. 😂 1mo
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elisebarker
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Ugh this was a monster of a book!! I finished it because it was for book club, but if it wasn‘t I would have bailed. The storyline is so confusing and all of the names of characters are similar. I can‘t even tell you what the book was about to be honest-that‘s how bad it was for me.

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Purrsistently
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200 pages in and enjoying this immensely!!

Purrsistently Finished- loved it. :D 3w
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Callsie
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This was superb! That‘s all.

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DimeryRene
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Really liking this book so far!

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mjdowens
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I have not been so obsessed and absorbed in a book in such a long time! I cannot quite pinpoint what it is about this story that is so intriguing to me, but I don‘t want to put it down. This is a library copy, but I will be getting my own copy soon. This one will be reread more than once.

Owlizabeth Yes! I loved this book and I‘m so excited book two is out in October so I don‘t have to wait forever for the next installment. 3mo
mjdowens Holy crap, really? Thank you for that info. I had no idea. Wonder how early I can preorder?😂 3mo
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Owlizabeth
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I‘m struggling with this review because I really liked this book, but it was complicated, confusing and convoluted. This was by no means an easy read, but it kept me completely invested in the characters and story. I cautiously recommend it to those willing to put the effort into a wholly immersive read, in a strange world with demons and magic and violence and dragons. I‘m glad I only have to wait until fall for the next one. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Owlizabeth
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Seriously in love with this book...just over 100 pages left!

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Owlizabeth
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Not going to get into specifics, but this book just addressed male statutory rape by an older woman in a simple, straightforward, empathetic and necessary way and it makes me so happy. This type of rape is rarely addressed and I think causes a lot more damage than popular culture would have you believe. Just all the yeses for this book right now.

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Owlizabeth
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I wish it wasn‘t spring break for the kiddos so I could just read this in peace. It‘s fantastic (in every sense of the word) but has a lot of plot. 200 pages in and we‘re just now getting to the point described in the jacket blurb!

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Owlizabeth
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I‘m trying to dive into this one, but it‘s more of a slow immersion. Lots of information is thrown at the reader without a ton of explanation. But I like the writing and I have a feeling sticking with it will be worth it.

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Owlizabeth
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Another #libraryhaul - I‘m starting to stress about the number of checkouts I have but I‘m super excited for these two.

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Melissa_J
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I used the last of my Christmas gift cards on a book order I placed last weekend. Shipment one arrived today #bookmail 📫

Has anyone read any of these?

CouronneDhiver Nope - not yet! 👍🏽 5mo
FantasyChick The Hiding Place was awesome! I didn't want to put it down. I read a preview of The Ruin of Kings and enjoyed what I read of it. I'll be picking up a copy before too long 👍 5mo
Reviewsbylola I appreciate your self control! I‘m lucky to have Christmas money left by January 1. 😂 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I love book hauls and I love seeing other people‘s book hauls. Thanks for sharing. 🤣 5mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘ve been wanting to read the new Jane Harper too. Enjoy! 5mo
Crazeedi I have the Harper one on overdrive audio right now, haven't listened and not sure if I'll get to it before it has to go back, I really wanted to read 5mo
Melissa_J @FantasyChick excellent! 5mo
Melissa_J @Reviewsbylola I only had some left because I‘ve been buying books without using them 😂 5mo
Melissa_J @Ashley_Nicoletto me too! My TBR always gets bigger when I see book haul posts 😂 5mo
Melissa_J @Crazeedi hopefully you get the chance! 5mo
Melissa_J @LiteraryinLititz have you read her other books? I haven‘t (yet). 5mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I know! I have 6 more days! 5mo
LiteraryinLititz @Melissa_J Yes and I liked them both! 5mo
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Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons was one wild ride! This first book in the series follows a Frankenstenian nested story format. This is a complex story, with brilliant world-building. It‘s full of intrigue, action and introspection that spans millennia and involves gods, demons, and dragons! It's wonderful in its own right, but I feel it didn't quite live up to the hype heaped upon it.

Read my full review here: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2iU

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Yeah_I_Read
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Looking for a smart, well executed, funny, dark, truly epic fantasy? Say no more 😊🙌🙌

Marina_h Love the cover ❤ That's enough to get me interested! 5mo
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Mirandareads
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This book was ok....I really wanted to love this but it had so many characters, points of view, and other things, that it made it difficult to keep it all straight so I could really get into it. I have to say I did enjoy the ending, and since this is the first in the series maybe it will get better??

cinder This! 5mo
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sbains1980
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My mini library haul! So super excited for these two!!😍😍😍

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allthingskayla
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Rating: 1/5 Stars
I‘m just going to DNF this for now and maybe one day I‘ll listen to it as an audiobook. I only got 31 pages in and already dislike this novel. It has a lot of telling moments instead of seeing moments. And it is told in too many pov‘s and ranges from all different perspectives, which is annoying.
#litsy #littens #ya #youngadult #fantasy #tbr #bail #onestar #dnf #anticipatedread #bibliophile #sad #bookstagram

Mitch Oh no! I‘m so looking forward to this one... it‘s one of my most anticipated 2019 reads 🤞🏼 5mo
allthingskayla @Mitch I was sad about it because it was an anticipated book for me. It also has a lot of different writing perspectives (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did. 5mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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Went to Cape Cod this weekend and got some new books!!!

Susanita I love the beach in the winter! 5mo
Yeah_I_Read @Susanita right! It was so nice 😊 5mo
allthingskayla I‘m so excited for Ruin of Kings and Enchantée 5mo
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Yeah_I_Read @allthingskayla I‘ve been so excited for both! I was so happy to be able to pick them up a bit early 5mo
teebe Ooh I hadn‘t heard of these and now I‘m stacking them all 5mo
allthingskayla @Yeah_I_Read you‘re very lucky. I preordered both for my kindle. 5mo
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adventuresthruwonderland
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After the difficulty it took for this book to reach me, I'm really hoping it's good.

Mitch Ohhh..looking forward to this! 6mo
adventuresthruwonderland @Mitch I read an excerpt and now I can't wait to read more! 6mo
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TheSpineView
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I finally sat down and made a reading plan for January. These are the ones that I really need/want to read. I am hoping to read more than the 5 books I have listed. Wish me luck!❤📚

suzie.reads Good luck! I wrote a list and then its all totally changed 😂 6mo
SilversReviews Good luck. I only know THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS - read it and loved it. ENJOY all of your reads. 6mo
TheSpineView @suzie.reads I do the same thing... read half of what I intended then others I had not. I am kind of a mood reader that is why things don't always go as planned. 🙃 6mo
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Ednonippon That is a really good idea! I probably should do the same... 6mo
TheSpineView @Ednonippon It does help, even if I don't stick to it. 6mo
RealBooks4ever Good luck! 🍀🤞💜 6mo
AutumnRLS Mistborn is great! 6mo
DivineDiana Good luck! 6mo
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nitalibrarian
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We received our first significant snowfall last night and it's still blowing around today. It's a perfect day to stay in and start a chunky epic fantasy. #arc #fantasy

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tonyahoswalt
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So excited about this ARC! It says it has the world building of Brandon Sanderson and the story building verve of Patrick Rothfuss! Sad because I'm not going to be able to start it right away.

Mitch Oh my goodness - You‘re so lucky! (edited) 8mo
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Ubookquitous
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Look 👀 what the postal carrier brought today!

kamoorephoto Ahhhh! 9mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Look what showed up in my mailbox today!!! #bookmail

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Lisas.Library
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You guys this book is a chunker!! I received this ARC from TOR publishing. Release date February 2019. I‘m so thankful for this book!!
Blurb: When Kihrin is claimed against his will as the long-lost scion of a prince, he finds that it isn‘t what the storybooks promised. The Storybooks also lied about other things, too: dragons, demons, gods and how the hero always wins. Maybe Kihrin isn‘t destined to save the empire but to destroy it.

Yeah_I_Read I‘m looking forward to this! 9mo
Lisas.Library Me too! 9mo
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PopReadsBox
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I‘m loving The Ruin of Kings so far! It‘s very unique, in that multiple perspectives make up the story on each page and provide commentary throughout. It‘s also completely immersive; once it draws you in, it keeps you. 😍I‘m so excited to continue and see where this story takes me! Releasing 2/5/19
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#popreads #fantasy #epicfantasy

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