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Kihrin and Vol Karoth Finally Clash in Jenn Lyons’ “The House of Always

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Plot Summary:

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 (Goodreads, 2021).


I swear that The Chorus of Dragons series gets better with each book. I have such mixed feelings about finishing up “The House of Always”, which is book four of the series. On the one hand this was a fantastic read, but on the other it means that there is only one more book left and I’m not ready to leave this world yet.

I had such a hard time trying to write a spoiler free review for this book since it is the fourth in the series. I feel like the entire series has been building up to this moment and the outcome did not disappoint. I will say that Jenn Lyons still has lots of surprises up her sleeve for the reader. After the last book I thought that she was going to follow the George RRR Martin route and start killing off the main characters, but now I’m not so sure. I’m such a sucker for a happy ending though that I really hope that all the main characters make it and ride off into the sunset so to speak.

In terms of the characters themselves, I continue to enjoy getting to know them and uncovering their secrets. Being a fan of the idea of soulmates and reincarnation I’ve also really enjoyed finding out more about the main characters past lives and the ties that bind them together.

I also love the romance aspect of the story and how well done it was. You’d think that with an epic fantasy like this there would be no room for romance, but Jenn Lyons managed to develop the individual love stories so organically. This is also probably the only series I’ve read where I found myself invested in all the couples and not just one or two.

I could probably go on and on for hours about “The House of Always” and the Chorus of Dragons series. It is definitely a 5 out of 5 read for me. If you enjoy epic fantasy then you will love this book and this series.

Quotes I’ve Enjoyed:

Even though I have lived a life as full of thin small rejects as a cherry tree is full of petals in spring, this will be my largest. That I could not be there with you right then to share the space between never and always while waiting for the sun to rise”


Has anyone picked up the Chorus of Dragons series? Do you enjoy epic fantasy? What is your favorite fantasy series?

If this review caught your eye please check out my reviews for Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3 of the Chorus of Dragons series.