Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Exiles, has been released! Exiles is the fourth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles. Read about it below and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
About the Book
Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.
Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all.
Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.
One small misstep could prove fatal for all.
Every book in this series has been a "has-to-read" for me. I absolutely adore Jace and love the Roman undertones added to the setting. And the persecution of Believers challenges my own faith and forces me to question what my own response would be to these circumstances. And Exiles certainly was no different that the rest of the series.
The book did start out slow. While the first chapter was adorable, the lack of actual conflict in the first portion of the book made it easy to set down initially. Only my love for the characters and hope for the rest of the book kept me reading through multiple chapters were the characters either discussed what to do next or went on explorations of the neighboring kingdom's natural wonders. It was in this first part of the book that the side characters, Anne and Prince Daniel, stood out. Their scenes were genuinely interesting and filled with conflict, which made me love these characters all the more.
Eventually, Jace and Kyrin's portion of the story did pick up pace. And at that point, I had a difficult time putting it down in order to go to bed and ended up reading it in the carpool on the way to work. The action was fantastic, with a twist at the end that.... just blew me away. After that, I think it might be an understatement to say that I am extremely excited for the next novel in the series.
I have provided an honest review after having received an ecopy from the author.
Available now on Amazon!
Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? The first three Kindle books are on sale August 11th - 14th!
You can find them on Amazon.
About the Author
Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.
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