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 is her first novel.
A Whole World of Fantasies, Sponsored by Gramarye Media
Katherine Arden (The Winternight Trilogy) and Jenn Lyons (The Ruin of Kings) discuss the choices that go into building a fantasy series and how the choices they made allowed them to best tell their respective stories. From non-linear narrative structures to the use of real historical people and events, these writers beautifully demonstrate the diversity of style within the fantasy genre and how this genre truly offers something for everyone.
When she’s not selling books at Little Shop of Stories, Madison Hatfield is acting, writing, and improvising. She helps run Shakespeare on Draught, a “Best of Atlanta” Shakespeare company, and she writes and performs sketches with her team Eternal Slumber Party. Her award-winning first feature film as a screenwriter, Pageant Material, premiered at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival.
The Ruin of Kings
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.