The Memory of Souls
Could this life be their last?
The city of Atrine lies in ruins. And now Relos Var has revealed his plan to free the monstrous god, Vol Karoth, the end of the world is closer than ever.
To buy time for humanity, Kihrin and his friends need to convince a king to perform an ancient ritual. The power released would imprison the god for an age to come. But this may come at too high a price for the King of the Vane, as the ritual would strip his people of their immortality. As a result, some will do anything to prevent this ritual – including assassinating those championing this solution.
Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with a horrifying possibility. It seems his connection to Vol Karoth is growing in strength . . . but what does it mean? And how can Kihrin hope to save his world, when he might be the greatest threat of all?
The Memory of Souls is the third book in A Chorus of Dragons by Jenn Lyons.
'Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying. I loved it' - Lev Grossman on The Ruin of Kings
'Lyons braids multiple points of view, tenses, and time lines into a richly detailed and elaborate story with increasing tension and stakes' - Library Journal starred review
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Lyons braids multiple points of view, tenses, and time lines into a richly detailed and elaborate story with increasing tension and stakes
Library Journal starred review
What an extraordinary book. The Ruin of Kings is everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying. I loved it
Lev Grossman on The Ruin of Kings
A fantastic page-turner with a heady blend of great characters, fast-moving action and a fabulously inventive magic system . . . I loved it
John Gwynne on The Ruin of Kings
It’s impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all, the sheer, effervescent joy Lyons takes in the scope of her project. Sometimes you just want a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings
New York Times on The Ruin of Kings