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Publisher's Summary

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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Jenn Lyons (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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one of the best books I've ever read

overall a great book, and an excellent series. problem the best executed love triangle I've ever heard of.
but beyond that its not often a book looks you in the eye and succinctly breaks you down and put you back together. I needed to hear Lady D'Talus's monolog. I have openly wept for characters in books before, but this is the first time a book has made me cry for myself. Jenn Lyons has be solidly set as one of my favorite authors now even if the rest of the series weren't excellent. This will likely be my favorite book of all time. I eagerly await the finale.

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A bit stranger than the others

For me this book was a bit of an odd one out, ending was good and made me excited for the next book but this one was meh. The story jumps as it retells itself from past to present from each person's story. Possibly minor spoilers ahead, but everyone is very horny and it reads more of a fan fiction rather than the perspective of someone inside the mind of a dark God. Hope you like Kirin staring at legs

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one of my all time favorite books

Honestly this book is par for the course for Mrs Lyons. if you aren't prepared for a detailed plot and several points of view across a wide variety of times and settings...have you even been paying attention?

Also, the voice cast for this series is stellar. Vikas Adam, Lauren Fortgang, Feodor Chin and all of the other cast members do a superb job at conveying each character uniquely and with depth and emotion.

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WOT lite with characters you dont care about.

I listened to all the books so may be different from reading them. Basic plot is Wheel of Time except more confusing with characters that you kinda hope get killed off so you don't have to listen to them anymore... I agree with many that the first 2 books were much better than the later ones.

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Great Part 4 of a Series

a solid fourth installment, not quite as perfect as book 1 and 2 but still brilliant!

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Kind of a miss...

I love the previous books in this series, but this one doesn't quite live up to the last few. There were too many points of view from characters that I didn't really care about and those sections made up the bulk of the book. I think the complexity of the side characters was a strength of the series earlier in the series, but I didn't care about them so much that I wanted an entire 700 page book mostly filled with their stories and perspectives. It ends up feeling really busy and because the plot was already so complex, adding all of these POVs and explanatory sections where everyone was introduced to each other over and over lead the vibe of the story into convoluted and fanfic territory. There was a lot of focus on LGBT relationships and mental health in a way that felt really forced (as someone who identifies with both of those categories, I'm happy for the representation but it often felt like representation for representation's sake rather than interesting takes, nuanced realism, or even anything that served the story). Khirin's POVs were especially fanfic-ey and his platonic and romantic relationship developments fell flat after so much buildup. I sped through the parts I wasn't interested in and I'm definitely going to read the next book, but I worry that the speed at which these books are written and published might actually be the problem. The last three books, or at least the last 2.5, were up there with Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive and even Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy, but the way it's going I'm not confident this series is going to stick the dismount.

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Unique story-telling

I love that this book focuses more on what's going on with the supporting characters on the events happened in the previous books. I love the unique story-telling Jenn Lyons built in this book.

I'm looking forward on the final book!

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Sappy, confusing storyline but a strong finish

The narrator who covers Kihrin's POV somehow makes me want to roll my eyes constantly. And that character spends an inordinate amount of time ruminating on his feelings. Overall the story is again a tangled web of I don't know what's even going on, but it somewhat comes together at the end. this series needs some sort of wiki to help keep all these characters and their back stories straight.

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Continues to be a great read

As always the unusual story telling structure of going back on forth from multiple view points and a non-linear story line makes it a little difficult to follow at first, but stick with it. The story is always great and the continuation of the saga leaves you waiting for the next book.

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Exquisitely Entertaining!

If you’ve followed the story thus far I assume you’ve enjoyed the first three books in the series. T.H.of~A (fourth book) will be an absolute delightful experience. Indeed to not continue would be like observing an indigenous species to a famine wasteland of which, someone finds a pool of nutrients (created from the nectar of gods) only to allow said nectar to expire in front of said starved looking “someone”. Seriously though
The characters have only become ever more broadened and deep. Even as the main characters growth continues with a velvety richness. It seems the author has a perfect recipe as the story continues. Giving the reader a perfect amount of time to retain the info as more of the characters are soaked up easily into the emotions that make you give a damn. The world has been built and is now doing a stretch with a flex. I’m ready for the next strike.