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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]

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 56 and 57

Hey howdy hay, Tor.commers, it’s a RROK post. There’s a snake in your boot!

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 56, “The Octagon”, and Chapter 57, “Ghost Walk.” 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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[Strictly speaking I stopped around season nine, but who am I kidding I’m going to eventually end up watching the whole damn thing because I am a glutton for punishment, apparently]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 54 and 55

Ghosts and Orwell and Willy Wonka refs, oh my! This RROK post has got it all, Tor.com.

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 54, “The Carriage Ride”, and Chapter 55, “The Pale Lady’s Judgment.” 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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[Seriously, y’all, 1984 just got here a couple of decades late, is all]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 52 and 53

A sweaty hello to you, Tor.com! Take some shelter from the swelter and sit with me a spell(ter), wontcha? Wotcher!

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 52, “Dark Streaks”, and Chapter 53, “Speed Training.” 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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[she’s got spooks from Jersey coming in here]

Series: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Rereading The Ruin of Kings: Chapters 50 and 51

Hey howdy hay, Tor.commers, it’s another RROK!

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 50, “The Lord Heir’s Wife”, and Chapter 51, “The Rock Garden.” 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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[When they talk about being a pillar of the music industry that’s NOT WHAT THEY MEAN, Old Man]

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