Monday, May 26, 2014

Fun and Games for the Resistance Blog Tour!

May I just say that this Resistance blog tour has been quite epic? Not only because of the awesome book we're featuring, but also because of all the awesome bloggers helping Jaye and I to promote it. I'm seriously loving the enthusiasm! As proofreader and publicist, I've been given a special glimpse into Jaye's efforts in publishing this story, and her skill and perseverance are quite impressive! Just take a look at the array of reviews popping up to see how that's paying off for this author. =)

Now, the question on readers' minds after finishing Resistance is...where is Book 2?? I'm happy to join Jaye in announcing the title for Book 2, which should be releasing in 2015:

When a mysterious group of dragon-riding cretes arrive at camp, those in Landale must join their mission to rescue a teacher of Elôm and the last known copies of the King’s Scrolls before the emperor’s men can locate them. 

Aaaaand the epic-ness continues! Dragons, an introduction to a new race, a daring and important quest - Jaye's got you covered, fantasy fans. ;)

Jaye goes into more detail about what's to come on her Ilyon Chronicles series blog, so be sure to head on over there to learn more. The note that I found especially interesting (in its connections with the themes of this blog) is that Book 2 takes place in late fall/early winter, and the colder weather sets the tone for the story. I wonder if that might signal a time of "letting go" for the characters - of "dying" to certain dreams and desires and staying strong as they await a season of renewal. We shall see...

Let's talk a bit more about the series characters we already know. A lot of readers have expressed their love for Jace, and I'll admit that he's a favorite of mine, as well! But there's quite a large cast of characters. Many have very admirable characteristics and personalities.

If you've read the book (or heard about some of the characters via the reviews), have you wondered which one you're most like? Well, wonder no more! Jaye has put together a fun personality quiz so you can discover which Resistance character you resemble. =)

Apparently, I'm Kyrin, which means that I'm rather quiet, but I hold family and friends dear. I also have a good sense of self and what I believe - and I'm not afraid to stand up for that. Kyrin's faith is quite admirable, so I can't complain! I'd love to live up to that sort of personality description.

What about you? Which Resistance character did you get? Let's chat about it in the comments section! And do share your thoughts on the title/logline of Book 2!

P.S. The blog tour continues today and tomorrow, so don't forget to get your entries in for the tour-wide giveaway by Tuesday night! Also, there have been a few tweaks to the schedule since my introduction post, so please be sure to check out the blog tour page. I'm keeping it updated with direct links - you won't want to miss any of the great reviews, interviews, or spotlights!


Jaye L. Knight said...

Thank you for your sweet words at the beginning of this post, Amber. :) I do tend to be a bit of a workaholic (just ask my family) when it comes to book stuff, and it's the only thing you'll find me being a perfectionist with.

And about the whole winter theme of book two, you're actually pretty accurate... ;)

Amber Stokes said...


You're very welcome! I admire your dedication to your writing - in everything from the writing quality itself to the formatting to the marketing. I think it's awesome that you take your passion and work seriously!

And woohoo about predicting themes of Book 2! ;) *fist pump* Looking forward to hearing more. :)