Catalog

The catalog was upgraded on Sunday October 20th, 2019. Please report problems to your library.

Record Details

Catalog Search



Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF LYO (Text) 33500013152665 New Available -
Fosston Public Library SF LYO (Text) 33500013152673 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250175533
  • ISBN: 1250175534
  • Physical Description: 587 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* This follow up to Lyon's brilliant debut takes a similar, assured (and sassy) narrative approach to The Ruin of Kings (2019) to recount how Janel Theranon came to possess Khoreval, a spear capable of killing a dragon. It begins in a tavern that is buried in snow and under assault from an ice dragon, though not the one Janel intends to dispatch. Kihrin, the hero of Ruin, listens as Janel tries to convince him to help her save Jorat, her home province, in accordance with a prophecy. But prophecies in the Chord of Dragons series are as hard to work out as the genealogies among the Eight Immortals, god-kings, demons, and dragons that inhabit the Empire of Quur. In the matter of Joratese culture, even gender roles become trickier to define. Janel's plight is even more compelling than Kihrin's: when she sleeps, she fights demons in the Afterlife, where people who die wait to be resurrected. Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson (particularly in Grand Guignol action), and Melanie Rawn. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* This follow up to Lyon's brilliant debut takes a similar, assured (and sassy) narrative approach to The Ruin of Kings (2019) to recount how Janel Theranon came to possess Khoreval, a spear capable of killing a dragon. It begins in a tavern that is buried in snow and under assault from an ice dragon, though not the one Janel intends to dispatch. Kihrin, the hero of Ruin, listens as Janel tries to convince him to help her save Jorat, her home province, in accordance with a prophecy. But prophecies in the Chord of Dragons series are as hard to work out as the genealogies among the Eight Immortals, god-kings, demons, and dragons that inhabit the Empire of Quur. In the matter of Joratese culture, even gender roles become trickier to define. Janel's plight is even more compelling than Kihrin's: when she sleeps, she fights demons in the Afterlife, where people who die wait to be resurrected. Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson (particularly in Grand Guignol action), and Melanie Rawn. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Imaginary places > Fiction.
Princes > Fiction.
Dragons > Fiction.
Wizards > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

Additional Resources