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Jace believed God could love a shunned half-blood, until a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known. Book 1 of the Ilyon Chronicles series.
· May 2014 · for ,

“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.

Book 1 of the Ilyon Chronicles series.

  1. Athelas Hale says:

    When I first started the book, I was excited to read it for Jace’s sake. He seemed, even before I began to read, like a man whose journey I would want to see through to the end. I was not, however, expecting to like Kyrin. In fact, I was expecting to dislike her. I was completely wrong.The characters of the book were excellent. I could tell that Miss Knight took her time to work through all of them, even the side characters, to make them distinctive, relatable characters. I was completely off-base about Kyrin, and ended up liking her very much and being able to relate to her very well. At times, there were things she did or said that were exactly how I would have reacted in the situation. The powerful characters really drew me into the story, and I wouldn’t have been able to get out even if I had tried.And, Trask was pretty awesome. Really.The message of the book was woven expertly in, and I could clearly tell that the writer believed every word she said. Throughout the entire story, though we were introduced to solid, Biblical teachings, there was never a moment when I felt as though she was insincere or “preachy.” I loved the way God’s power was shown to be real and alive throughout the story, and the strength of the characters was inspiring and thought-provoking. It was entirely clean, and, I believe, would make an excellent book to read on your own or out loud with other people or children.The plot, also, was excellent. It was well-timed to make the book flow quickly and well, and at the end I wanted more, though not because it lacked in a conclusion. On the contrary, I found it very well concluded for the first book of the series, but I wanted to be able to see the ending now. Must my journey with the characters end so soon?No. No, it mustn’t. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next book.

    [Originally Posted as a Review on Amazon.]

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