Welcome to the world of Ilyon - the setting for Jaye L. Knight's new NA (New Adult) Christian fantasy series! The story begins with Resistance, the first of six epic, adventure-filled books:
“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 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.
Intrigued yet? Check out the cover...
This cover sets me up for something legendary. From the torn scroll border at the top, to the light shining down on the beautifully detailed sword waiting to be pulled from its resting place by its rightful master, the cover quietly but emphatically states that an adventure awaits. The important details are clear: the series name (showing that this is only the beginning), the title in tall caps, and the author's very fitting pseudonym boldly standing out in the darkness. My favorite aspect, though? That would be the gorgeous background. It brings to mind childhood stories and imaginative games in the woods. It's both ominous in what's hidden and optimistic with the brilliant green and the shining light. I want to walk right into those woods and discover their secrets!
About the Author
Jaye is a homeschool graduate and has been penning stories since the age of eight. She was previously published as Molly Evangeline. You can learn about her latest writing projects at www.jayelknight.com.
Blog Tour Announcement
Anxious to get your hands on Resistance? (Believe me, if you love clean fantasy with engaging characters and lots of adventure, you won't want to miss it!) There's a blog tour happening May 20-27, coinciding with the book's release on May 20th. If you're a blogger, you can sign up and join the journey on the blog tour page. (And even if you can't participate as a blogger, be sure to mark your calendars and follow the exciting event. There will be reviews, interviews, a giveaway, and lots of fun!)
Speaking of giveaways, in celebration of this epic cover reveal, Jaye L. Knight is giving away two handcrafted bookmarks with sword charms—one each to two different winners! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below:
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Cover Reveal Participants
Want to hear what other bloggers think about the cover, or read an excerpt from the book? Be sure to visit all these awesome blogs today!
- Bluerose's Heart
- Edgy Inspirational Romance
- However Improbable
- Jaye L. Knight (Author's Blog!)
- Literary and Lace
- Mercy Ray
- Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
- The Curried Nut
- The Wonderings of One Person
- The Writer's Window
- To Be A Person
- Vonnie's Reading Corner
- Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
- Written Rest
What are your thoughts on the cover? You can learn more about this upcoming book series at www.ilyonchronicles.com!