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(Ilyon Chronicles #4)

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Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep ...more
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Published August 11th 2017 by Living Sword Publishing
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Lavay Byrd Actually, the release date has been pushed to August 11 so the author can have more time to have the book "puplish-ready". Less stressful.

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*Another Update*
This book is almost officially published!! 4.5-ish star rating from me, but I need to read it again!!! *hugs all the characters**


EEP! <3 Review to come when this beauty is published!


GUUYYYYSSSS!!!!! I can hardly contain my excitement!!!! IT HAS A NAME! And we get Prince Daniel's story!!!! *runs around fangirling wildly*
Sarah Grace Grzy
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 15+ for violence and graphic material

I just don't even know what to think.

Or what to do with my life now.

For the last five days, I didn't merely *read* this book, I lived it. It will indubitably take me awhile to get back from Ilyon into our world.

Rating: 4.5 stars! It's really hard to talk about this book without spoilers, but I shall do my best.

One of the things I loved most about this installment to the Ilyon Chronicles was the more in-depth introduction to the other Ilyon cultures and people. From cretes, to giants, to ry
Tricia Mingerink
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'll have a better review on the release date, but for now, just know this: it is fantastic. :)

Edit (the better review as promised):

This book is amazing!!! I think it is my favorite of the entire series so far! It has a lot of the same elements that made me fall in love with the Ilyon Chronicles in the first book Resistance and many of the characters from that book make a reappearance in this book after not having as big a part in books 2 & 3. The Resistance in Landale plays a big role once aga
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C.B. Cook
May 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
Katie Hanna
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy


I'm speechless. I say it freely, and without reservations--I'm speechless.

Small list of things rendering me speechless:

- Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. Baby boy, you sure done made your mama proud this time <3
- Jace and Kyrin together . . . *insert silent fangirl flailing* DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF ADORABLE. They're just so gentle and patient and loyal, both of them; and they never once forget to ask each other "Are you okay?" whenever Stuff Happens, even small s
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my heart.

Ilyon keeps getting better and better. Which also means situations keep getting worse and worse for the poor characters. What pain. What sorrow. What joy. What love. My sister once called it the emotional equivalent of Expedition Everest at Disney World, and while I've never ridden it (I hate roller coasters, I refuse), I have to agree. This book is an emotional roller coaster. And it is so, so good.

Typically, when I read a book with multiple storylines, I primarily care about one o
R.J. Rodda
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A dramatic ending with a number of unexpected twists. The stand-out character in this book is Daniel who, as the Crown Prince and a secret believer, comes under increasing pressure from his family as do Anne and Trask and their relatives. The world heats up for those who do not follow the official state religion.

Fans of the series will enjoy the way a number of romantic threads are resolved. The first half is quite slow-paced, but the second half picks up a lot.

Jace and Kyrin are still present
May 22, 2016 marked it as to-read
There is a title and short description! *runs around screaming*
Hailey Rose
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Since this book promised more of Prince Daniel's story--I'll be brutally honest--I wasn't terribly excited. Daniel was never a favorite character, and I didn't care too much about what happened to him. But Jaye masterfully wove Daniel's tale within streaks from our other favorite characters, and I soon found myself loving him just as much. There was a lot in this book that made me have to step back and breathe for a long minute, thinking "I SO did not see that coming." Especially the ending!!! E ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
initial review: Holy smokes! I honestly can't breathe right now... gahhhh!!! review to come!!!

update: read full review here there are a lot of gifs jsyk xD

The book is magic. Pure, entrancing magic that will grip your spiritual, mental, and physical being with its tasteful characters, engrossing plot, and enraging twists. (I'm trying to sound sophisticated-- is it working?) I, along with so many other fans, have awaited this book's release for a year, a
Leah Good
I hit 100% on my Kindle progress bar wishing for more yet thoroughly content.

I'll be reviewing this book on my blog as part of Jaye's book release blog tour, but for now, suffice it to say that reentering the world of Ilyon and spending time with Kyrin, Jace, Kaden, Rayad, Trask, Anne, Daniel and the rest didn't disappoint (AT ALL). They are such rich characters and their journey has yet to fall flat.

One of the things that really stood out to me was how, despite the main characters' storylines o
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Lynn
Five shining stars. This book is just as phenomenal as it's predecessors and I can't wait for the rest of the series. It gripped me and kept me reading even though I have been struggling with staying in a book lately. It ignited my passion for a story that has been missing for the last 6 months or so. The action was awesome and had me on the edge of my seat, and the in-between descriptions and world building were phenomenal as well.
Anyone who enjoys fantasy will enjoy this book and I am so exci
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited

/ 3.5 stars

again, same problems as the other three. just really wish the writing style was different--so much telling instead of showing. -_-
My Rating 4.5 stars. I was very excited to get back to Illyon! :D I really likes it. :) It was a little slow at the beginning, but picked up pace further on. POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT! This is totally my opinion. I didn't really like how Jace was all of a sudden like perfect no more doubts and fears. He didn't really feel real to me. Kyrin too felt a little off. Like they weren't really there. *shrugs* END OF SPOILER ALERT There was some awesome action scenes. We also got to see more of Daniel whic ...more
Serethiel Sequoia
And now, for a very thorough description of just how excited I am for this book:

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I had the privilege of reading this book before it’s release. Of all the books I’ve read by Jaye, I think this is one of my favorites. All the turmoil in the characters, the uncertainty, and getting out of their comfort zones. It was all so deep and true to real life. I learned a few things from the book even though it’s fantasy AND fiction. I highly encourage you to read this book, and the whole series.
A.L. Buehrer
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: spec-fic
I’ll preface this review by saying I can tell this was a difficult book to write. It was also an important part of the series—it couldn’t be skipped. There were a lot of different story threads within this book, and the author had the formidable task of focusing on all of them and eventually working them together. Knight’s gearing up for the final couple of books in the Ilyon Chronicles here, and she’s got a lot on her plate starting off.
My feelings about this book may be very different from the
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Review on my blog: http://ramblings-of-a-red-head-girl.b...
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Age Appropriate For: 15 and up for violence, mildly scary scenes, and mild romace.
Best for Ages: 15 -25

This is one of the few fantasy series that has completely captured my attention and imagination. Anyone who has been reading my reviews for long can guess that I am not really into fantasy. While will occasionally dip my toes into it, it isn’t normally my thing. This series is different. It has the scope of an epic fantasy, but is so full of faith and lacks so many of the elements that normally
Addy S.
Jul 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another absolutely incredible book.

JAYYYEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! you gotta give these characters a break :((((

Language: more of the 'Thank Elom's', but they are never said in a way that would be dishonoring
Romance: two weddings take place, kisses, feelings, embattled feelings, hand-holding/hugging, impatience to be married, one non-consensual kiss, several scenes that suggest immorality (characters forced into the bedroom off-screen), one character laments their past of 'seducing' characters to their
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*drumroll* At last I give you my review....

This is an amazing installment to the series. Ilyon fans, you will not be disappointed.

My expectations were extremely high for this novel. For that reason, I was terrified that the book wouldn't be as good as I'd hoped. was. And more. This has become one of my favorite novels.

The story jumps forward a year from King Balen's exile from Samara. I was a little surprised at that, and how slow the story started off. But then the pace be
Warning: there may be spoilers in this review for anyone who has not read books 1-3.

After reading Samra’s Peril I could not wait to get my hands on Exiles. I wasn’t disappointed at all. I immediately got back into the characters life’s. I was excited to see Daniels side of the story. It proved even more exciting than I had expected.
I loved exploring the Crete’s home. It was fascinating to see more of how they lived.
Ahh and all my heartwarming moments with Jace and Kyrin. They are just so aweso
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The players have taken their places, a quiet falls over the land, the calm before the fierce storm. The pieces are set, and the real battle is about to begin...

Jaye just keeps getting better every book. This is my favorite Ilyon book yet. While I found a few stretches to be boring, that detail couldn't outweigh how much I loved the rest of it.

We get to explore so much more of Ilyon in this story. I loved getting out of Landale and getting to see "the world". The other cultures represented were a
Claire Banschbach
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
So book 3 of this series wasn't my favorite. It just didn't catch me like the first two books. But I was still looking forward to this one, and anxiously waited to get my copy because I am still rather attached to these characters. :)

Someone else said in their review that this book feels more like book 1, and I'd definitely agree. It definitely had more of the tone of Resistance and I was really glad to get back to that. Everyone *cough-Jace-cough* finally has their head on straight and are movi
Athelas Hale
Jaye’s characters are both her strength, and her weakness. She’s building on a foundation of fabulous characters that she set up in the Resistance. And building. And building. She must have added eight new characters in this novel; most of them necessary for a brief moment, but none of them necessarily needing to be involved as much as they were, which left the novel feeling cluttered. I loved the characters; I knew their stories were remarkable; I wanted to follow along and see where
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Exiles. You know it's good if it's the fourth book in the series and you have to have it immediately after it's publication.

There were a lot of couples coming together in this book. A bunch of people I knew were going to get together started moving closer to getting married. I mean, the first chapter is a wedding, after all.

Then there was the rest of the book. Another thing you learn right off is that the evil Emperor's son became a follower of Elom, the "Christian" G
Sarah Cnossen
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This fourth addition to the Ilyon Chronicles was AMAZING. Usually, one would expect a new sequel to be lesser than the first or second (or third!), but that is not the case with this novel! In my humble opinion, Exiles was great! if not better than the first three. Ms Knight's writing is in her own voice -- relate-able and accurate in emotions and actions. Her characters have such depth in their individual personalities and backgrounds, even the minor characters! With some you want to read more ...more
Huh. That was not quite what I expected. Not in a bad way- bad books don't keep me up until 11:30 at night because I keep saying "just one more chapter"- but yeah. Another reviewer says that Exiles feels a lot like Resistance, and I tend to agree. It's also a lot slower-paced than most of the books I've been reading lately, which . . . well, it isn't a bad thing, but it did mean that the stakes felt lower than in previous books in the series, even though there were battles and lives in danger an ...more
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Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author 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 writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where she lives with her three furbab ...more

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Ilyon Chronicles (6 books)
  • Resistance (Ilyon Chronicles, #1)
  • The King's Scrolls (Ilyon Chronicles, #2)
  • Samara's Peril (Ilyon Chronicles, #3)
  • Bitter Winter (Ilyon Chronicles, #5)
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