The Memory of Souls

Tor. (Chorus of Dragons, Bk. 3). Aug. 2020. 640p. ISBN 9781250175571. $27.99. FANTASY
Vol Karoth, the “king of demons,” is breaking loose from his mystical chains, and Khirin D’Mon and his allies are working feverishly to stop him from escaping. Relos Var insists that freeing Vol Karoth is the only way to seal the wound that is destroying their world; in fact, that is exactly why Relos Var created him in the first place. With the reincarnated brothers at odds, both Khirin and Relos Var know the only way to achieve either goal is through an elaborate ritual that will mean the last immortal beings, the vané, must give up their perpetual lives. In the midst of this, Khirin attempts to reconcile his feelings for both Janel and Teraeth, and learns the truth about his own link to the king of demons. Lyons braids multiple points of view, tenses, and time lines into a richly detailed and elaborate story with increasing tension and stakes.
VERDICT The third “Chorus of Dragons” book (after The Name of All Things) is an exciting entry in the series, culminating in an intriguing endpoint that will have readers excited for the next book.

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