Joining us again today is Jaye L Knight. She has written a character spotlight featuring Leetra, a crete introduced in The King's Scrolls. I learned some interesting new things from the character spotlight and I hope you will enjoy it as well.
Also, I hope you will check out the sale for book one of the Ilyon Chronicles, Resistance. It is on sale for $0.99 until February 23, only a day away.
Jaye L. Knight
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, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain.
When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?
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About the Author
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Character Spotlight: Leetra
History: Leetra is a young crete from the Hawk Clan, one of the most prominent of the cretes’ twelve different clans. She is the oldest of seven children and a cousin to Talas. She is a very skilled dragon rider and has spent much time learning from one of the most skilled physicians in her city. For over a year, she has served under the prominent crete captain, Verus Darq.
Author’s Note: Oh, where do I begin with Leetra? I think the best way to describe her is small, but fierce. She’s the polar opposite of her cousin Talas and his fun-loving, friendly nature. In other words, she is very crete. She’s fiercely loyal to her people and doesn’t like outsiders. She’s completely unlike any female character I’ve ever written before who wasn’t an antagonist. I think, at one point, I said to my brother, “She’s the prickliest and most unlikeable good character I’ve ever written about.” And it’s actually really fun, especially when I get to contrast her with Talas.
I expect her to not be well liked, but I love her. She’s so closed off and has such impenetrable walls surrounding her emotions, but there’s really a lot going on inside of her. She’s very prideful, which is a major vice in many cretes, and she’s very stubborn. Yet, very rarely, she will have a moment where you can see just how vulnerable she is inside, especially when that pride of hers gets bruised. She wants to be tough, but no one can be tough all the time. She hasn’t learned yet that it’s okay to let the walls down and show some weakness. But, eventually, her walls have to crack. And with those cracks, I believe some of her prickliness will begin to fade in time.
I’m not exactly sure when Leetra first came into existence in my mind. I think it was probably this picture I found on Pinterest. It’s exactly how I picture her, and it captures so much of her personality. And then, somehow, she became Talas’s cousin, which I love because I’ve never really written about cousins before, and my cousins have always been some of my best friends.
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Jaye L. Knight
“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 lives 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 risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.
(Christian Fantasy/Clean New Adult/No Magic)
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Wednesday, February 25
· Tour Conclusion at Jaye L. Knight
Leetra. When I first met her I thought she was going to be a "bad" character. It was interesting to follow her character development throughout TKS. She is very well written and her distinct personality adds a unique element to the story.ReplyDelete
She's so different from any character I've written before, so it's really fun to explore her personality. I can't wait to share more of her story. :)Delete
I agree with you, Erika. At first, I didn't like Leetra because she was so proud. But I enjoyed watching her grow.Delete
Thank you for spotlighting Leetra!ReplyDelete
You are very welcome. Thank you for writing about her for me.Delete
Somehow I missed this!! Love the character spotlight and can't wait to read my copy!!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you found it and liked it! You have to tell me what you think of it when you're done reading. I think you already know I enjoyed it.Delete