The Ruin of Kings || Book Review

Title: The Ruin of Kings
Author: Jenn Lyons
Series/Number: A Chorus of Dragons #1
Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Age: Adult
Page Count: 560
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Themes: LGBTQ+, Dragons, Friendship, Magic, Thieves

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son to a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a prince isn’t what the tales promised. He also learns that the tales lied about a lot of other things: dragons, demons, prophecies, gods, love, and that the hero always wins. But, kihrin is not destined to save the empire. He is destined to destroy it.

Alright, this review is long over due. I mean I finished reading this book a couple months ago and I’m sorry I never reviewed it until now, but here we go.

I will start off by being honest. It took me a couple months to get through this chunker of a fantasy book. It didn’t take me long because I wasn’t enjoying it or because anything was wrong with the book, I was just having trouble with the physical format of the book (font, page setting, etc.).

I will say that though it took me forever to get through it I absolutely loved this book. I loved the interesting plot and the characters. Our main chracter started off as most fantasy characters do, by being poor or of a lesser class, however I found the take on magic and his circumstances really interesting.

I also enjoyed how we had two timelines happening. We were reading present day of our characters lives, as well as how they got where they are now. I think that was a nice touch in making connections throughout the story, as well as slowly providing the important information you need.

At times the info dumping was a bit dense. I found there were points that felt like it took forever to get through the background or history within the story. I think those were the hardest parts to get through within in the book.

Overall, the world was great, the pacing was good, the characters were amazing, the LGBTQ+ was good, and I mean, there were dragons. So, how could I not love this?

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