Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for 20 years before working as a video game producer on projects ranging from indie projects and slot-machine games to AAA titles for EA. In 2020, she was nominated for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Her five-book Chorus of Dragons fantasy series began with The Ruin of Kings and continues with The Name of All Things and the recently released The Memory of Souls. Visit her online on her website or follow her on Twitter.
Simply put: This is top-notch adventure fantasy written for a 21st-century audience--highly recommended. --Kirkus, starred review for The Name of All Things Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy. --Booklist, starred review for The Name of All Things Lyons is creating a complex and wonderful series that will immerse and delight. --Library Journal on The Name of All Things Praise for The 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 brilliant 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 like The 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 Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.--Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians It was one hell of a ride. I gobbled it up and was hungry for more. --Glen Cook, author of The 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 the Recluse series