Jaye L. Knight’s new novella, Half-Blood, has been released! Learn more about this prequel story to Ilyon Chronicles and make sure you also enter the tour giveaway at the bottom
About the Book
The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.
For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed.
Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has long since died. Could the man possibly hold the key to escaping the hopeless darkness that is Jace’s life? Is there such a thing as life beyond the cruelty of slavery?
See where Jace’s story all began . . .
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Overall: This. Book. Was. Great. Every book I have read by Jaye L. Knight was not a disappointment. Half-Blood is right up there with her other books. I will warn you that it was quite sad (Yes, tears were shed.), but at least I knew the "ending" from reading Resistance and The King's Scrolls.
The Plot: It really kept me on my toes, but at the same time, the plot was a little different than most. It is more of telling a story of a person's life than having a problem that the main character has to solve by the end of the book. It is a story of Jace's suffering and heartache, which isn't completely resolved at the end. One specific thing that I want to compliment Jaye on, is how she ties the end of Half-Blood to the beginning of Resistence.
The Characters: Jace is such a realistic character. He isn't perfect... not even close. He has so many weaknesses and struggles, which are specifically emphasized in this book. He doesn't like when his ryrik blood takes over. On the outside to many people, he may look like a threat, but inside, he has a warm heart. I just think that Jaye really describes him well, making him so tangible.
This book was just fantastic, keep them coming, Jaye!!!
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.
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