The Ruin Of Kings Spotlight
Title: The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, #1)
Author: Jenn Lyons
Narrators: Feodor Chin, Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam
Length: 27 hours 14 minutes
Publication Date: February 5. 2019
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with The Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy audiobook about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire.
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.
The Ruin of Kings is my January Libro.Fm Audiobook Spotlight Pick! I’m still listening to Empire of Sand (and loving it) but The Ruin of Kings is on deck. This year I’m picking BIG BOOKS to read and listen to! You can read all about it in my previous post.
I’m really excited to start listening to this book. I don’t know much about this book or the author, which is something I try to always do. I don’t like to go into book with too much background information. To me, it makes it much more interesting!
I’ve been slacking on my audiobook listening because I haven’t been driving that much. But I start my new job soon and it comes with an hour and a half commute. This commute is nothing new to me- I’ve done it before- but I actually don’t mind all the driving. Do you want to take a guess as to why? …You guessed it… It’s because I can listen to my audiobooks!!! One of my old co-workers was saying how he couldn’t believe I drove so much on a daily basis. I told him I didn’t mind because I got to listen to more books. His reaction was just this whispered “wow” of disbelief. And then he told me I was the strangest person he had ever known. I took great pride in that! 😊
I really am excited about the new job and the perk of listening to more books! It will definitely help me cut into my BIG BOOK reading challenge this year! How are you planning on accomplishing your reading goal of the year?