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Chorus of Dragons 2
The Name of All Things
By (author): Jenn Lyons
9781250175533 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic Oct 29, 2019 Print Run: 200000
$36.50 CAD
Forthcoming 6.12 x 9.25 x 0.01 in 592 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

"Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman onThe Ruin of Kings

You can have everything you want if you sacrifice everything you believe.

Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man.

Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin.

Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var.

Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world—the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants.

And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon.

Jenn Lyons continues the Chorus of Dragons series withThe Name of All Things, the epic sequel toThe Ruin of Kings

A Chorus of Dragons
1: The Ruin of Kings
2: The Name of All Things

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. Formerly a video game producer, she now spends her days writing fantasy. 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.

“Simply put: This is top-notch adventure fantasy written for a 21st-century audience—highly recommended.”—Kirkus, starred review forThe Name of All Things

“Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy.”—Booklist, starred review forThe Name of All Things

“Lyons is creating a complex and wonderful series that will immerse and delight.”—Library Journal onThe Name of All Things


Praise forThe Ruin of Kings:

“An impressive and highly accomplished debut . . . both an ideal introduction to epic fantasy and a rewarding read for fans of the genre.”—The Los Angeles Times

“Ms. Lyons is all set to take her readers on a long journey indeed, unfolding and unfolding like brillian origami. So far, though, not a hairy chest in sight, nor a languishing maiden. Fantasy has moved on, and is all the better for it.”—The Wall Street Journal

"[A] jaw-dropping, action-packed story of betrayal, greed, and grand-scale conspiracy . . . 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

“Tightly plotted . . . will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Those who enjoy the works of Brandon Sanderson and George R.R. Martin, with a grand cast of characters and a doublecross in every chapter, will find this on par with their beloved authors. . . . [A] stunning debut.”—Library Journal, starred review

“With the scope and sense of fatality of Patrick Rothfuss and the well-choreographed action sense of Brandon Sanderson, Lyons leaps into the big leagues of epic fantasy and sticks the landing.”—Booklist, starred review

“I couldn't stop. It's smart, it's innovative, it has absolutely bonkers action, and it has just enough humor to keep it from being too grim. it's irresistible, in other words. So don't resist. Just get ready.”—Geekly

The Ruin of Kings has everything you could want from an fantasy epic: Dragons! Demons! Krakens! Gods! Prophecies! Body-swapping! Ghosts! All of these elements might make it sound likeThe Ruin of Kings makes for a busy tome, but author Jenn Lyons weaves the tale beautifully, parsing out narrative information at a masterful pace through the story's cleverly structured fram tale.”—Den of Geek

“Truly, fantasy faithful, it will knock your socks off.... There's no telling where future installments in the series will go. . . That should be endlessly exciting for fantasy fans in search of their next favorite saga—and terrifying for the likes of Kihrin.”—Barnes and Noble SF&F Blog

"Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author ofThe Magicians

“It was one hell of a ride. I gobbled it up and was hungry for more.”—Glen Cook, author ofThe Black Company

The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world.”—L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of theRecluseseries

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