“The messenger slumped to his knees with a gargled choke.”
This is the first sentence in the second book of the Ilyon Chronicles–The King’s Scrolls. You may remember last year I did an author interview with Jaye and talked a little bit about the first book–Resistance. Well, today I’m going to be reviewing the second book, as well as share with you the chance to win some pretty cool stuff and read Resistance for only 99 cents. But first, how about a little bit about the book and its author? 🙂
When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?
And now, for my review of “The King’s Scrolls”:
To start off, I have to say I greatly enjoyed reading The King’s Scrolls, though I can’t quite decide if I like it better than Resistance, haha. The storytelling was fantastic and beautiful as always, and along with all the adventures of the recurring characters, I really loved reading about Timothy and Aaron’s story. 🙂
One thing I’ve greatly liked about the way the series is going is the gradual and more intense build-up for each book. Higher stakes, greater trials, darker secrets…it just keeps getting more and more interesting! And, of course, it would be terrible of me not to mention the dragons, being such a dragon-lover. I loved all of the dragons, though Gem was definitely my favorite, even more so because of what happens with her. 🙂 And the cretes are a rather fascinating race as well!
I have to admit, though, the pacing of the story felt a little less smooth than Resistance. At times it felt like going from a run straight into a slow walk, which was a little jarring. But the surprising plot developments made up for that really well. And the very rather subtle but blossoming relationship between Kyrin and Jace is wonderful to watch and refreshingly easygoing. Truthfully, I didn’t even think about them getting together in Resistance, but now as it develops more, I’m really enjoying it. 🙂
Overall, this book was a fantastic follow-up to Resistance and I would highly recommend you read both books. (and the ones that are to follow 😉
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