All posts tagged: Jaye L. Knight

Book Review ~ Samara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight (Ilyon Chronicles, #3)

About the Book When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen. Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice. Category Christian/Fiction/YA Genre Fantasy/Romance Rating 4 Stars Review The third book in the Ilyon Chronicles Series, it brings to light the truth behind the mysterious birth of Jace, the half ryrik, and sets the story in a time that mimics Christ’s stay and mission on earth. It also brings to a crux the relationship between Jace and Kyrin, which turned out to be everything a …

Book Review ~ Half-blood by Jaye L. Knight (Ilyon Chronicles, Prequel)

It’s a tour stop! About the Book The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place. For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed. Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has …

Cover Reveal ~ Half-Blood by Jaye L. Knight

The Half-blood cover is one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen! So imagine my surprise when I inquired, and the author, Jaye, told me she designed it (and all the other covers of the Ilyon Chronicle books) herself. My respect for Jaye increased tenfold. Now, before you go rushing off to hire Jaye, I sadly announce that Jaye doesn’t design commercially. Disappointed? I know how you feel. Because, this truly, is an exotic cover. So come with me and let me introduce you to the latest cover in the Ilyon Chronicles Series! About the Book The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place. For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the …

Virtual Blog Tour & Book Review! ~ The King’s Scroll by Jaye L. Knight

It’s a tour stop! It was sometime ago that we revealed the cover of this wonderful book: the second installment of the Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight (read my thoughts on the cover here). Today, I post a review. You can read my thoughts on this book below. About the Book Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance—not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm. Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls—the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, …

Cover Reveal! ~ The King’s Scroll (Ilyon’s Chronicles, #2) by Jaye L. Knight

Hello dear friends! It’s good to be back! Yesterday was the official cover reveal day for this book, but thankfully, Jaye said it would be okay to reveal it today. Thank you, Jaye, for inviting me to this party! And to the other bloggers, it’s fun to do this with you! I, personally, have been waiting for this book and I can’t wait to read it as book #1 was truly amazing. This is one series with much to offer and will take any fantasy reader to a delightful place. If you haven’t read book #1, Resistance, then you should do so. You won’t regret it. Read my review of Resistance here. And to present the cover … So, the cover has an old-torn-paper-like top  that clearly is the signature header for the Ilyon series books, which I think is unique and cute. There’s black over the upper half of the cover (will share my thoughts on that in a minute), and there’s old, beautiful wood, giving the sense of something that is—yeah—old and pleasantly …

Book Review & Awesome Giveaway! ~ Resistance (Ilyon Chronicles, Book #1) by Jaye L. Knight

It’s a tour stop! About the Book “Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.” Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape. Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair and her twin brother live every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God. Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to …