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Jenn Lyons


Courtesy of Tor Books

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for 20 years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. "The Ruin of Kings, A Chorus of Dragons" is the first installment of the epic fantasy A Chorus of Dragons.


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Jenn Lyons
"The Ruin of Kings" - When destiny calls, there's no fighting back. Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He's destined to destroy it. Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with "The Ruin of Kings," an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Author: Jenn Lyons
Monsters, Magic, and Mayhem
Callie Bates, Jenn Lyons and Brian McClellan have offered epic tales mixing magic-wielding heroes, villains, and monsters. Can mayhem be far behind?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Callie Bates, Jenn Lyons, Brian McClellan
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner
Workshop: Why So Serious: Adding Humor to Dark Fiction
It's human nature to tell jokes, yet why is so much fiction unrelentingly grim? Let's examine how humor can be used to best effect to support serious, dark fiction. We'll show some examples from popular fiction, then run through 'lightening' several test cases while keeping the overall dark tone of a story.

Integrated Learning Center Room 125 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jenn Lyons
Power Games in Fantastical Worlds
Game of Thrones has nothing on these tales of power, machinations and intrigue.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jacqueline Carey, Jenn Lyons, Katherine Addison
Moderator: Scott Glener

Book:
The Ruin of Kings
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
February 2019
ISBN 9781250175489
560 pages
$24.99, INSTORE
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There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. More/less

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