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Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 79 and 80

Happy new decade, Tor.com! Let’s raise some hell! Literally! Seriously, these people should know better by now. But if they didn’t, we wouldn’t be here!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 79, “Beginning Demonology”, and Chapter 80 “The Blue Palace”. Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapter 78 and a Note From Thurvishar

Aw, our century’s about to not be a teenager anymore, you guys! Let’s get really drunk have a RROK post then get really drunk to celebrate!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 78, “The Lighthouse at Shadrag Gor”, and “The Sundering”, a Part II aside. Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[Jafar, Jafar, he’s our man, if he can’t do it GREAT]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 76 and 77

Happy mid-December, Tor.com! Sick of Christmas yet? Well, then, come on down here, where there are demons and zombies and betrayals and not one single iota of holiday cheer! Hurray!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 76, “Betrayal”, and Chapter 77, “Gadrith’s Way.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[But seriously, Talon should die in a fire]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 74 and 75

Hi diddly dee, a RROK post for thee!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 74, “Thefts and Murders”, and Chapter 75, “Confrontations.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[I feel like I might have had the intaglio revelation before, oh well]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 72 and 73

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous, Tor.com! And as I wrote a lot of this during a random blackout, hurray crumbling American infrastructure, that’s apropos. So here we are now, I’ll entertain—us! You. Whatever.

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 72, “The New Year’s Festival”, and Chapter 73, “Returning to the Red Sword.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[a mosquito, MY LIBIDO—YEAH]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 70 and 71

Look, we all go way back, and I owe you from the thing with the guy in the place, and I’ll never forget it, Tor.com. In gratitude, I will help you rob a casino offer you this RROK post! Don’t say I never did nothin’ for ya!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 70, “The Raven Returns”, and Chapter 71, “The Trip Home.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[“You’re a thief and a liar.” “I only lied about being a thief. I don’t do that anymore.” “Steal?” “Lie.”]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 68 and 69

Hi, Tor.com! Long time no see! It turns out one’s computer dying a swift and utterly unexpected death can put a crimper in your posting schedule! And in your budget, but that’s neither here nor there.

In any case, I am back at last, with a new RROK post. Orange you glad? I am!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 68, “The Lion’s Den”, and Chapter 69, “The Wayward Son.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[Yer one in a melon]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Robert Jordan’s Warrior of the Altaii: Full Spoiler Review and Wheel of Time Parallels

Hello, Tor.com! Last week, if you recall, I dazzled you, or at least mildly bounced light off the retinas of you, with my non-spoiler review of Robert Jordan’s newest and yet also oldest novel, Warrior of the Altaii, and also promised I’d be back with a much more spoilery version for your delectation this week.

And as I am a woman of my word, here we are! *throws confetti*

So, obviously, be warned that this post is full of spoilers for Warrior of the Altaii—and, honestly, somewhat spoilery for The Wheel of Time too. If you haven’t read either, proceed with caution… and also go read the Wheel of Time, sheesh.

So There. Onward!

[There’s a wind at the start too, lol]

Robert Jordan’s Warrior of the Altaii: Non-Spoiler Review

Once upon a time, dear Tor.com, there was a giant massive behemoth of a fantasy book series, which some of you may possibly have heard of, called The Wheel of Time. Like many giant massive behemoth-type things, The Wheel of Time took a village to finish, but only two people to begin: its author, Robert Jordan, and its editor/muse/general enabler, Harriet McDougal.

Warrior of the Altaii is a key element in how that happened.

It’s also the book I just finished reading an advance copy of, and am now about to tell you, in non-spoilery fashion, what I thought of it. So if that is the kind of thing that intrigues you… well, c’mon, you know that intrigues you. Click on, me beauties, click on!

[Come near and listen]

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 66 and 67

I can see you’re out of aces, Tor.com, but don’t worry, I’ve got a RROK up my sleeve! AND, a special announcement at the end about my other project, take a look!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 66, “The Game”, and Chapter 67, “The Destruction of Ynisthana.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[To die in his sleep is definitely the best Kihrin can hope for, but I’m pretty sure he ain’t gonna get it]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 64 and 65

What is a Caucus race, you ask? No idea. But this is a RROK, I know that for sure!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 64, “The D’Lorus Fete”, and Chapter 65, “Hangover Cures.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[I’ll be judge, I’ll be jury, said cunning old Fury]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 62 and 63

CAKE OR DEATH, Tor.com? Cake? Well, we’re OUT of cake! So instead, have a RROK Goddess of Death with your afternoon tea, won’t you? I thought you would!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 62, “The Gryphon Ring”, and Chapter 63, “Tea with Death.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[possibly with his friend Terry. RIP, sir]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 60 and 61

I never really cared until I met you, Tor.com! Have a post in token of how I Heart you!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 60, “The Invitation”, and Chapter 61, “Guardians of the Cage.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[I totally used to kill that melodic scream in karaoke]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 58 and 59

No matter whether your watch has a minute hand, a millennium hand or an eon hand, Tor.com, it’s still time: RROK time! Yay!

This blog series will be covering The Ruin of Kings, the first novel of a five-book series by Jenn Lyons. Previous entries can be found here in the series index.

Today’s post will be covering Chapter 58, “The Price of Freedom”, and Chapter 59, “Kharas Gulgoth.” Please note that from this point forward, these posts will likely contain spoilers for the entire novel, so it’s recommended that you read the whole thing first before continuing on.

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[They have a fight, Triangle wins]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Casting The Wheel of Time: Your Auntie Leigh Has an Opinion On It

What ho, Tor.com! What news hath ye? WOT casting news, what? Whoa.

Indeed, O my Peeps, as you most likely have heard even if, like me, you’re obstinately allergic to social media and facesnapping your twitgrams or whatever the e-fants are calling it these days (yeah, you saw that, I’m hip to the lingo), the ever-more-really-happening Wheel of Time TV series has revealed some key casting choices, and the WOT section of the fandom world is het up about it.

And, as someone with, shall we say, a BIT of experience being het up about WOT things, my input was requested. And here we are. Don’t say I never did nothing nice for ya. Click on for my hot takes, y’all!

[Well, I mean, maybe I never did nothing nice for ya in particular, but you don’t have to SAY it]

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