The Memory of Souls is the third epic fantasy in Jenn Lyons’ Chorus of Dragons series and one of Library Journal's best SF&F books of the year!
THE LONGER HE LIVES
THE MORE DANGEROUS HE BECOMES
Now that Relos Var’s plans have been revealed and demons are free to rampage across the empire, the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies—and the end of the world—is closer than ever.
To buy time for humanity, Kihrin needs to convince the king of the Manol vané to perform an ancient ritual which will strip the entire race of their immortality, but it’s a ritual which certain vané will do anything to prevent. Including assassinating the messengers.
Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with the horrifying possibility that his connection to the king of demons, Vol Karoth, is growing steadily in strength.
How can he hope to save anyone when he might turn out to be the greatest threat of them all?
A Chorus of Dragons
1: The Ruin of Kings
2: The Name of All Things
3: The Memory of Souls
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All hell (literally) breaks loose in the challenging saga of crisscrossing quests that makes up Lyons's third Chorus of Dragons epic fantasy (after The Name of All Things). The wards entrapping Vol Karoth, "the king of demons," have weakened. Kihrin D'Mon hopes to keep the demon from escaping while Relos Var, the demon's creator and Kihrin's reincarnated brother from a previous life, campaigns to unleash Vol Karoth and use him to seal the wound that is slowly ripping the world apart. Both the ritual to repair the wards and the one to break them require enormous amounts of power. To complete either, the powerful van , the last race to possess immortality, would have to relinquish their longevity. As the brothers race to convince the van to sacrifice their immortality, Kihrin confronts his feelings for his companions, Janel and Teraeth; comes face to face with the dragon Baelosh; and duels with the Goddess of Death. Lyons raises stakes to a fever pitch while providing an overabundance of character backstory and worldbuilding history. The view of the climactic battle is eye-catching, but the casual reader might get lost on the way there as the byzantine plot is filled with switchbacks and turnarounds. Series fans will enjoy revisiting Lyons's complex world.