Today I am very excited to be taking part in the book blog tour for Jaye L Knight’s newest book, Samara’s Peril, which I will be reviewing today. 😀 And be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops here!
About the Book
When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen.
Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice.
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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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If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be ‘powerful‘, especially emotionally. At times, most often with Jace’s part of the story, it was even intense, and you could feel the raw emotions of the characters so strongly.
And it’s so beautiful, too, because it continued on through the whole book, and the contrast of it all was really wonderful. It’s hard to mention much without giving away spoilers, but the good emotions were just as strong as the bad ones. 🙂
The story took a few turns that definitely shocked me–and being a writer myself who watches TV shows and movies while murmuring predictions about the plot and characters (which usually come true), that’s a pretty impressive feat.
And, of course, I loved all the dragons in the book. (surprise, surprise. ;D ) Dragons are always cool.
Overall, I really loved this book and would definitely recommend you read the series if you haven’t already. 🙂 The story just keeps getting better and better, and I’m very excited to see where it takes the characters next on this journey.
And here is a little excerpt from the book for you.
A couple of hours later, Kyrin set one of the finished loaves on the table to cool. She had just turned to get another when the door opened again, letting in a string of excited male voices.
Kaden walked in first, laughing a breathless chuckle fueled by adrenaline, and flashed a grin at Talas.
The crete shook his head. “I thought for sure you were going down!”
Kyrin could tell by their windblown hair that they had just come from flying, likely another training session for their group of dragon riders. They worked with them nearly every day. The laughter and conversation died, however, when Kaden met their mother’s probing gaze.
“What’s this about going down?”
Kaden’s gaze shifted to Kyrin, looking for support. She lifted her brows. If he was being daring and foolhardy, he wasn’t going to get any support from her.
His attention returned to their mother. “Ah . . .” A sheepish grin came to his face that Kyrin remembered him using as a child to cover up wrongdoing. “It’s nothing… I was just practicing a new maneuver and there was a little incident. That’s all.”
“Right.” Their mother nodded at Talas. “If he thought you were going down, that sounds serious.”
Kaden looked over his shoulder at Talas, probably hoping he would downplay the whole thing, but the crete merely shrugged, a mischievous twinkle in his bright green eyes. Turning back to his mother, Kaden insisted, “Really, I was fine. Exsis wasn’t going to let me fall.”
(Yes, of course I chose the excerpt with the dragons. Go figure, right? 😉 )
And Jaye is holding an awesome giveaway to celebrate Samara’s Peril‘s release, so be sure to enter that! 😀
Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Samara’s Peril, a John 3:16 necklace by FaithWearDesigns, and a green wire dragon bookmark by Wirelings! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)