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. She is the author of The Ruin of Kings.
This follow up to Lyon's brilliant debut takes a similar, assured
(and sassy) narrative approach as The Ruin of Kings . . .
Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of
epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson
(particularly in GrandGuignol action), and Melanie Rawn --
Booklist starred review
What an extraordinary book. The Ruin of Kings is everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying. I loved it -- Lev Grossman on The Ruin of Kings
A fantastic page-turner with a heady blend of great characters, fast-moving action and a fabulously inventive magic system . . . I loved it -- John Gwynne on The Ruin of Kings
It was one hell of a ride -- Glen Cook on The Ruin of Kings
The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world -- L. E. Modesitt Jr. on The Ruin of Kings
The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic -- Janny Wurts on The Ruin of Kings
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. Sometimes you just want a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings -- New York Times on The Ruin of Kings
It's an impressive and highly accomplished debut . . . The Ruin of Kings makes both an ideal introduction to the epic fantasy and a rewarding read for fans of the genre -- LA Times on The Ruin of Kings
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 starred review on The Ruin of Kings
There's more mystery than action in this tightly plotted tome, and its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume -- Publishers Weekly starred review on The Ruin of Kings