As part of the Resistance Blog Tour, Amber and I are each doing a special post today. We thought it would be fun to have the official announcement of the title of Ilyon Chronicles--Book Two. So, without further ado, that title is...
And, for a little sneak peek into the story, here is the logline for the book:
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.
Resistance has only just been released, but I'm already looking forward to sharing the continuation of the story. The King's Scrolls is what I call "Kyrin's book." Now don't worry. Jace is still very active in it. And he gets more than one book of his own that focuses predominately on his story later on in the series. The reason I call this Kyrin's book is because a lot of it deals with her family and their situation. If you've read Resistance, you'll know there are some very interesting dynamics going on between the different members, especially with her oldest brother, Marcus, and her grandfather, the General. With family members on opposite sides of a struggle, it makes for a very interesting story, and I really had fun exploring it. And, as you can tell from the logline, I finally bring cretes and dragons into the story. I just love writing about dragons. They're a bit different from other dragons I've written about, but I think these are my favorite because I spent more time developing them, and they have some fun little characteristics. Then, of course, there's the cretes. I LOVE cretes. They are some of my favorite characters in the series. That's about all the information I can give for now, except that it takes place in the late fall/early winter, which was interesting to write. Every other book I've written so far in my life has taken place in the spring, summer, or early fall. It was very different taking cold weather into account, but I think the whole feel of it really added to the mood of the story.
As I said, I can't wait to share it. Very soon--hopefully in the next couple of weeks--I'll get serious about editing it. I'm not sure when it will be ready for my beta readers this time. I'm expecting late fall or winter. I'm basically on the same sort of schedule as when I prepared Resistance for publishing, though I hope this goes little quicker and easier. I had a couple of months last fall where health issues kept me from getting any real work done. I'm hoping nothing like that will slow down the preparation of The King's Scrolls. I'll definitely keep everyone posted on the progress.
Now, as an added bit of fun, Amber suggested I put together a character personality quiz. I've always wanted to do that for my books, but this is the first time I actually set out to do it. It was quite fun, especially when I tested it on my brothers, who got Trask and Kaden as their answers, which I thought was fitting. :) I got Jace, big surprise. Lol! ;) So go ahead and take it yourself and see which Resistance character you would be. You can leave your answer in the comments if you'd like. I'd love to see what everyone gets. :)
Yay....a title!!! So excited for Book #2!! :) Ha....I got Kyrin, the description is definitely me! :)ReplyDelete
I got Kyrin, as well! She's a great character, even though I'm quite fond of Jace. ;) Love them together!Delete
And Jaye, congratulations on your continued success! Bring on Book 2! :)
I got Kyrin- pretty accurate!ReplyDelete
The King's Scrolls sounds cool!
I can't wait for The King's Scrolls! It sounds amazing - and following my favorite Kyrin and her family!ReplyDelete
Who, by the way, is the character I got on the quiz. It fits me perfectly: "You’re not particularly outgoing, but close friends and family are very important to you. You have a good sense of who you are and what you believe, and you won’t let others change that. Though you try to avoid conflict, you are willing to take a stand for yourself or others." Getting Kyrin wasn't a surprise, as I was amazed while reading Resistance to find how much she was like me. I think it's so interesting that everyone else, including his author [:)] relates to and identifies with Jace (not wanting his story to be interrupted by Kyrin's at first...) while I was exactly the opposite: I related most to Kyrin, found her most interesting, and almost didn't want her story to be interrupted by Jace's! (until I got further into the book and couldn't put it down no matter whose story it was - and I began to get to know Jace a little better).
Can't wait for book 2!ReplyDelete
I got Kyrin. Haha... she totally describes me.
Awesome! I can't wait for the next book!!!ReplyDelete
And I'm most like Kyrin...though I think I was a mix of several of them. :D
I got Anne. The description sort of suits me, though reading Resistance I felt like I related best to Kyrin. Addy got Kaden and Bekah got Kyrin.ReplyDelete
I love the sound of the book and the title. I can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
Not surprisingly, I got Kyrin. :) Which, of course, makes me even more anxious to read the next book.
I got Jace too :) very accurate description. Super excited for book 2 as well!!ReplyDelete
I love seeing what everyone got! :D When I tested it, thought I was going to end up with Kyrin because I knew I picked a couple of her answers, but still ended up with Jace. I'm definitely a mix of the two, though I lean most heavily toward Jace.ReplyDelete
This is so cool!!! :) A Christian fantasy series with dragons? There's not enough of those in the world. I'm writing (almost ready to publish!) a dragon novel too, it has Christian undertones and is called The Dragon Within. Long ago, war broke the bond of peace between dragons and humans. Now, something greater threatens their very existence, and a few brave rebels must reunite old foes to fight it off, all while keeping in mind where the true enemy lies: within.ReplyDelete
I'm really interested in your series, am I able to purchase a digital copy on Amazon or through you or how do you do it?
If you'd like to/would check out my story once it's published, I have a Facebook page: facebook.com/melodyjacksonauthor
And the first chapter is up on my website: melodyjackson.weekly.com
Hi Melody! That's awesome! I always love meeting new authors. :) And I certainly do love dragons. Your book sounds really good. I will check out that first chapter as soon as I get a moment.Delete
And yes, the first book of my series is available on Amazon for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Resistance-Ilyon-Chronicles-Jaye-Knight-ebook/dp/B00KFXB1IM/ The paperback should be ready in about a week or so.
Awesome! :) I will definitely be adding that to my reading list as soon, probably once I finish my own book because I don't have time for much else lately. I read the preview though and I'm really excited to read the rest! :)Delete