[Pdf/E–book] The Ruin of Kings

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  • The Ruin of Kings
  • Jenn Lyons
  • English
  • 07 June 2019
  • 9781250175489

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Read & Download The Ruin of Kings The Ruin of Kings Free download ´ 105 Jenn Lyons  5 Free read Rince isn't what the storybooks promisedFar 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. Kihrin is many things orphan thief long lost son of a prince destroyer of the world Whatever else he is he s also having a really bad time of it Everything he s ever believed is lies truths only discovered though violence and death But since his new life involves evil magicians a death cult a war between gods and demons the kind of family that epitomises the whole keep your enemies closer philosophy and dragons well his chances don t seem like they ll be looking up any time soon After all he s in prison when we meet himRight from the outset it s clear this book isn t set up in the usual fashion Kihrin languishes in a jail cell bullied by his captor into narrating the events that led him to this point Into a magic rock no less His tale is told in alternating chapters while his jailer Talon accounts for the other But here s the hook she has some very particular skills that means the story she s telling is also his adding parts of the plot not only on a different timeline but from varied perspectives too If that isn t complicated enough the resulting recoding magical rock remember from which this book is supposedly drawn is then provided with somewhat snarky commentary in footnote style from a whole other character who is also involved in the story at various points It s an interesting premise but one that nevertheless has its own challenges When it works it creates an escalating tension as the chapters flip each one ending on a cliffhanger so that it s impossible to put the book down The chapters are short high energy and thrillingBut that s when it works The dual storyline of Kihrin in first person and then in third from differing perspectives sometimes created a strange dissonance almost like it was two different people and not just because of the character development acuired in one half or the other There s a constant need to remember which Kihrin knows what and when he learned it especially because the overarching plot is seriously convoluted Not only is there high stakes politics ethnic and religious wars and familial infighting on an epic scale there s bodyswapping So people might not be who you think they are Or were Or whatever To say it brings about some dodgy familial connections is a bit of an understatement When the format fails bogged down in detail and unnecessary complication things end up needing to be explained a bit too much by one person or another making it feel unnatural Even if because of the complexity they probably really do need to work through it themselves This happens a bit too much at the beginning and then again with the finale which felt rushed and threw in some curve balls to conform to the prophesies that supposedly underly the action So at this point you might be wondering how it got 4 stars at all Let me go back to the whole when it works thing I was talking about before Parts of this book are blindingly good As in 5 stars are not enough kinda great Pretty much all the middle in fact If you re one of the people that read the preview it starts right at the end of that and lasts all the way till the stories converge in the final segment This is where Jenn Lyons creativity shines From beginning to end the worldbuilding is excellent layered and intricate developed by an author who knows everything about the place she s created It s never less than believable from the systems of government to history cultural norms and values to religion and magic There s diversity of all sorts including both underlying and overt dialogue about sexual identitychoice that surprised and pleased me Of course it s not all hearts and rainbows variation brings hostility and this is a dangerous world All of the abhorrent aspects of human society are here slavery racial wars rape incest murder human sacrifice People have dark stories and even darker motivations Even our lead has a real attitude though considering his circumstances I can understand where he s coming from and in any case it s done with comedy rather than angst It s not just him either The book had the same kind of humorous banter and point scoring backchat that reminded me much of UF The exchanges between Kihrin and Teraeth were exceptional transforming from genuinely funny to moving and emotional and back again with ease Such humour provided a very necessary lightness in pretty dire circumstances and gave Kihrin the kind of appeal accorded to those who respond to the shit shovelled in their direction with two fingers and a smile Yet he s only one of a whole cast of memorable characters so well conceived and vibrantly portrayed that they carry the book even when the plot loses itself a bit Most of the true character development came predominantly in that middle section and was by far the best part of the book managing to maintain momentum whilst deepening the relationships between characters and expanding our knowledge of the world I raced though it loving every minute There were uestions answered and even asked a labyrinthine game that has been played for thousands of years And even though the ending didn t hold uite the same thrill it brought enough surprises enough possibilities to whet the appetite for Despite my uibbles I m intrigued about where this will go The dual storyline format doesn t seem to be one that can be successfully repeated potentially giving the next book an entirely different feel Certainly the final scenes include some you can t do that moments that I can t wait to see explored If you thought things were going to hell here the future seems like it s already on fire and I ll be there to see it burnARC via publisher for fantasybookreviewcouk Book of the Fallen Reuiem #1 your enemies closer philosophy and dragons well his chances don t seem like they ll be looking up any time soon After all he s in prison when we meet himRight from the outset it s clear this book isn t set up in the usual fashion Kihrin languishes in a jail cell bullied by his captor into narrating the events that led him to this point Into a magic rock no less His tale is told in alternating chapters while his jailer Talon accounts for the other But here s the hook she has some very particular skills that means the story she s telling is also his adding parts of the plot not only on a different timeline but from varied perspectives too If that isn t complicated enough the resulting recoding magical rock remember from which this book is supposedly drawn is then provided with somewhat snarky commentary in footnote style from a whole other character who is also involved in the story at various points It s an interesting premise but one that nevertheless has its own challenges When it works it creates an escalating tension as the chapters flip each one ending on a cliffhanger so that it s impossible to put the book down The chapters are short high energy and thrillingBut that s when it works The dual storyline of Kihrin in first person and then in third from differing perspectives sometimes created a strange dissonance almost like it was two different people and not just because of the character development acuired in one half or the other There s a constant need to remember which Kihrin knows what and when he learned it especially because the overarching plot is seriously convoluted Not only is there high stakes politics ethnic and religious wars and familial infighting on an epic scale there s bodyswapping So people might not be who Free Dirt you think they are Or were Or whatever To say it brings about some dodgy familial connections is a bit of an understatement When the format fails bogged down in detail and unnecessary complication things end up needing to be explained a bit too much by one person or another making it feel unnatural Even if because of the complexity they probably really do need to work through it themselves This happens a bit too much at the beginning and then again with the finale which felt rushed and threw in some curve balls to conform to the prophesies that supposedly underly the action So at this point Møllehave et liv har fem akter you might be wondering how it got 4 stars at all Let me go back to the whole when it works thing I was talking about before Parts of this book are blindingly good As in 5 stars are not enough kinda great Pretty much all the middle in fact If All Our Trials you re one of the people that read the preview it starts right at the end of that and lasts all the way till the stories converge in the final segment This is where Jenn Lyons creativity shines From beginning to end the worldbuilding is excellent layered and intricate developed by an author who knows everything about the place she s created It s never less than believable from the systems of government to history cultural norms and values to religion and magic There s diversity of all sorts including both underlying and overt dialogue about sexual identitychoice that surprised and pleased me Of course it s not all hearts and rainbows variation brings hostility and this is a dangerous world All of the abhorrent aspects of human society are here slavery racial wars rape incest murder human sacrifice People have dark stories and even darker motivations Even our lead has a real attitude though considering his circumstances I can understand where he s coming from and in any case it s done with comedy rather than angst It s not just him either The book had the same kind of humorous banter and point scoring backchat that reminded me much of UF The exchanges between Kihrin and Teraeth were exceptional transforming from genuinely funny to moving and emotional and back again with ease Such humour provided a very necessary lightness in pretty dire circumstances and gave Kihrin the kind of appeal accorded to those who respond to the shit shovelled in their direction with two fingers and a smile Yet he s only one of a whole cast of memorable characters so well conceived and vibrantly portrayed that they carry the book even when the plot loses itself a bit Most of the true character development came predominantly in that middle section and was by far the best part of the book managing to maintain momentum whilst deepening the relationships between characters and expanding our knowledge of the world I raced though it loving every minute There were uestions answered and even asked a labyrinthine game that has been played for thousands of A Color Sampler years And even though the ending didn t hold uite the same thrill it brought enough surprises enough possibilities to whet the appetite for Despite my uibbles I m intrigued about where this will go The dual storyline format doesn t seem to be one that can be successfully repeated potentially giving the next book an entirely different feel Certainly the final scenes include some The Stars Are Made of Tears you can t do that moments that I can t wait to see explored If Mirrored you thought things were going to hell here the future seems like it s already on fire and I ll be there 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Read & Download The Ruin of Kings The Ruin of Kings Free download ´ 105 Jenn Lyons  5 Free read Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long lost princes and grand uests When he is claimed against his will as the long lost son of a treasonous prince Kihrin finds that being a long lost p. RereadI don t like the sprayed edges on this one It looks like they might have been trying to do a grey color from the grey book which I like better and am going to get or maybe a light blue Holy shit balls This book was so confusing and so good I don t even know what all I just read My mind photo David Ho George Redhawk Im looking forward to the next book and a reread of this crazy book Happy Reading Mel

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Read & Download The Ruin of Kings The Ruin of Kings Free download ´ 105 Jenn Lyons  5 Free read Lied about a lot of other things too dragons demons gods prophecies true love and how the hero always winsThen again maybe he's not the hero for Kihrin is not destined to save the empireHe's destined to destroy i. This is an odd one Sometimes I wanted to give up on it and sometimes I was totally hooked If you re looking for a really detailed fantasy with a sprawling epic world with huge intrigue and schemes then here you go This one would be great to read with a friend just to get a grip on some of the twists I found myself really wanting to talk things overThe main story is standard epic fantasy stuff at this point but on a grandiose scale with wizards gods dragons brain eating monsters demons magic soul crystals and just so much schemingWhat s uniue is the framing The book is told in a back and forth with one story told by protagonist Kihrin in the first person and the other story in a third person voice also about Kihrin but often through other points of view There are also intrusive footnotes from another character The chapters are relatively short so at first the back and forth switch with footnotes full of extra world building info was a hard mix for me to followBy the end I felt like the switching worked I actually think it s a big accomplishment here but I can t imagine other writers using the same formatI have mixed feelings about the politics Slavery is a constant presence here in all of its horrors That led to a good focus on consent and giving consent was a major theme in the book On top of that there were some pretty minor gestures to gender politics a historical racial thing an openly bi character and a closeted character that were ok but could have been thoroughly developed in this fantasy settingI m a little less comfortable with how race was treated in the book There are multiple intermixing races as is usual in fantasy these days but although skin color wasn t usually a big factor in the world of the story the author always made sure we knew exactly what color everyone was often repeating their skin color on every reintroduction I think overall it felt like the author was trying their best to do some good here and to be diverse by making sure we don t assume everyone is some white Tolkien elf or human so I m giving it a pass But I dunno We don t see the actual cultures of people and places or get to understand heritage except for how skin color reflects hereditary On the other hand there was one scary race with poison spikes under their arms so that was cool at least