This is book number 4 in the A Chorus of Dragons series.
In this fourth installment in Jenn Lyons' impeccable Chorus of Dragons series, heroes from both sides join forces to help Kihrin overcome the King of Demons, Vol Karoth. Trapped within the Lighthouse at Shadrag Gor, where time moves differently than the world outside, our gathered heroes wrestle with their memories of the events that got them there, and through their shared trauma learn that perhaps they aren't on such different sides as they previously imagined.
I've been an incredibly vocal advocate of this series since Ruin of Kings, and House of Always may be my favorite yet. These characters come together so brilliantly, and the lengths they're willing to go to save the ones they love is some of the most admirable in any work of fiction I've read in recent years. I truly cannot recommend these books enough.
--Gary— From Gary's Picks!
For fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, The House of Always is the fourth epic fantasy in Jenn Lyons' Chorus of Dragons series that began with The Ruin of Kings.
What if you were imprisoned for all eternity?
In the aftermath of the Ritual of Night, everything has changed.
The Eight Immortals have catastrophically failed to stop Kihrin's enemies, who are moving forward with their plans to free Vol Karoth, the King of Demons. Kihrin has his own ideas about how to fight back, but even if he's willing to sacrifice everything for victory, the cost may prove too high for his allies.
Now they face a choice: can they save the world while saving Kihrin, too? Or will they be forced to watch as he becomes the very evil they have all sworn to destroy.
“Lyons has not only vaulted to the forefront of modern epic fantasy by delivering series entries in a timely fashion, but continues to stick the landing in excitement and with style points galore.”—Booklist, starred review
“Lyons's incredible world continues to grow . . . a fully realized story of magic and mayhem.”—Library Journal, starred review
Praise for 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 . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York 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
"An impressive and highly accomplished debut . . . The Ruin of Kings makes both an ideal introduction to epic fantasy and a rewarding read for fans of the genre."—The Los Angeles Times
"[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
"With the scope and sense of fatality of Patrick Rothfuss, and well-choreographed action sense of Brandon Sanderson, Lyons leaps into the big leagues of epic fantasy and sticks the landing."—Booklist, starred review
"Tightly plotted . . . its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This stunning debut takes epic fantasy to a high level, portraying a world filled with magic, demons, gods, and dragons, in which politics and power plays are the laws of the land."—Library Journal, starred review
"Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians