Friday, May 8, 2015

How I Discovered the Ilyon Chronicles

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Jaye L. Knight is having a one year anniversary celebration for her book Resistance, the first book in the Ilyon Chronicles. She is having a blog tour, a Facebook party, a cover reveal for her novella, fan art contests, and lots of other fun stuff. I decided to join in by answering the question, "How did you discover the Ilyon Chronicles?"

How I Discovered the Ilyon Chronicles

First of all, I was invited to the blog tour for Resistance by Amber Stokes. I had never heard of the book before. I took one look at the cover, skimmed the description, and decided not to join. I am one of those readers who does judge a book by its cover and I did not think Resistance had a good enough cover to interest me. I wish I had taken the chance on it anyway, since I know that there are some awesome books that have covers I do not like.

A little while later, I started seeing some really good reviews and recommendations about Resistance. A few months later, I learned that the second book was to be published and decided to join the blog tour. I then read both books and absolutely loved them. I have come across two new series this year that I like better than nearly all the books I read this year and last, and the Ilyon Chronicles is one of them. If only I had taken the chance on it earlier!

About the Books

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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.

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The King's Scrolls
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?

So, have you read the Ilyon Chronicles? How did you discover it? Do you have an interesting story of how you discovered a different book or series you would like to share?


  1. That is where I first about the series too! I'm super glad to have discover it and can't wait to read my copy of book two! I know it's going to be awesome! :)

    1. The second book is as good as the first, with a promise of several more to come! I hope you enjoy it Laura!