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Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 89 and 90

Happy Fat Tuesday, Tor.com! As necessity must dictate, today marks the end of two good things: the Mardi Gras season, and this Reread! How time does fly. Join me for the final installment, won’t you?

This blog series covered 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 89, “Parting”, and Chapter 90, “Final Notes”.

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[sweet sorrow, y’all]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 87 and 88

Hello Tor.com! Journey with me through these last few chapters of RROK, won’tcha?

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 87, “The Breaking of Oaths”, and Chapter 88, “Miya’s Gift”. 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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[That “gift” better have a Return receipt attached to, if you know what I mean]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 85 and 86

What up, Tor.com? Ready for another RROK? That’s what I thought!

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 85, “Death’s Front”, and Chapter 86, “Returning”. 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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[Was the rope bridge scene in Temple of Doom or The Last Crusade? I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a rickety rope bridge scene in all four movies, honestly. It’s A Thing]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 83 and 84

You had your chance to take the blue pill, Tor.com, and you screwed it all up! And here we are: nerds, the lot of us. I hope we’re happy!

(We are!)

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 83, “The Daughter of Xaltorath”, and Chapter 84, “The D’Lorus Duel”. 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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[Whoa]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 81 and 82

Bonjour, mes amies de Tor! Êtes-vous prêt pour les démons, les dragons, et beaucoup de blasphemes? Oui? Oui! Je vous adore.

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 81, “The Borderlands”, and Chapter 82 “A Meeting of Wizards”. 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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[Le femme sensible, comme moi, tout entier à ce qu’on lui objecte, perd la tête et ne se retrouve qu’au bas de l’escalier]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

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

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