Hey everyone! So today I’m doing something new, and I’m so excited to do this!
So for my birthday this year, I got Resistance by Jaye L. Knight, the first book in her Ilyon Chronicles series, and I really really enjoyed it! (You can read my review of it here, if you’re interested!) She has written five others in the series and three side stories which I hope to soon read, and today’s blog post is the cover reveal of her sixth book in the series, Daican’s Heir, which looks soooo good by the way, I almost want to skip the rest and jump straight to it (though I’m going to temper myself and read the entire series properly.)
Here is the blurb to intrigue you all!
For three years, the Resistance has suffered under oppression—first from Emperor Daican and now from his daughter. In her quest for vengeance, Davira has ripped Arcacia apart, and more blood is spilled every day. Newly married, all Jace and Kyrin want is to be able to live their lives in peace. In order to do that, they must help restore the rightful heir to Arcacia’s throne.
Carrying the weight of everyone’s hopes for the future, Daniel works every day to be the leader and king they have all fought so hard to see him become. With the Resistance and their allies from all across Ilyon united behind him, he prepares for a final confrontation with Davira. But to do so will require facing the full might of Arcacia’s military and Davira’s wrath.
When Jace and Kyrin become the primary targets of her ravenous hatred, Daniel finds himself in a race against time to stop his sister and avoid the bloodbath she is determined to unleash. Can he find a way to protect his loved ones and bring peace to Ilyon or will Davira succeed in bringing them all to their knees and destroying everything they hold dear?
And without further ado, here is the cover!
Isn’t it so pretty?? I really love the fact that it’s featuring the villain on the cover, the only one of the series to do so! I also love Daniel from what I saw of him in the first book, Resistance, and I’m super looking forward to seeing him as a major character in this one!
This book is coming out in early 2023, and the official release date is to be announced, but you can preorder the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Daicans-Heir-Ilyon-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B0BN26TZMJ/
I would also highly recommend checking out Jaye L. Knight on her various social medias and website!
Finally, Jaye L. Knight has kindly let us share a snippet from the first chapter, so please enjoy it!
First Chapter Sneak Peek
Jace didn’t like ships.
His stomach had threatened to heave itself up his throat since he’d re-boarded the talcrin vessel an hour ago. So far he’d managed to keep it in place, but Holden wasn’t so lucky. He had already lost what remained of his supper over the edge and now leaned heavily on the railing. Clearly, it would take a lot more than the two days they’d previously spent on board, sneaking the Militia into Samara, for their stomachs to get used to the sea.
A low groan rumbled from Holden’s hunched form. “Remind me never to set foot on a ship again after this. I’ll happily stick to dragons.”
Jace had to agree with him there. As much as he hated heights, he’d far rather fly with Gem right now. And it wasn’t just his churning gut that bothered him. Despite only small waves rippling the sea, each dip and tilt of the ship robbed him of balance. The lack of solid footing left him feeling vulnerable. Not that he had any threats to worry about just yet. Those awaited him on shore.
Footsteps passed behind him, and he looked over his shoulder. Though pre-dawn darkness cloaked the ship, and they’d forgone any lanterns that could give away their position, General Torva strode across the deck with a confident stride. He made an impressive figure, as most talcrins did. He reminded Jace of Sam, especially in stature, though his hair was long and gathered into small braids, and his eyes flashed a cunning copper.
Their talcrin allies were obviously masters of the sea. Jace hadn’t seen any of them on the verge of losing their stomach contents, though maybe that had not been the case when they’d first left Arda a few weeks ago. Somehow, Rayad and Trask didn’t seem affected either.
Torva stopped at the railing a couple yards away, feet planted and fists on his hips as he stared out over the dark sea. His bronze scale-mail glinted faintly like dragon scales. Jace had never seen armor quite like it.
“We should be nearing the city.”
Jace scanned the horizon. He could barely make out the shore from this distance—just a black line against the indigo water and sky. No signs of a city, but the talcrins would know better how far they had traveled.
Someone else drew near. Jace shifted, and Rayad put his hand on his shoulder.
“How are you doing?”
Jace wasn’t sure if the question was in regards to his queasiness or what lay ahead. He shrugged. He still thought Balen should have chosen someone other than him to lead this mission. Someone with actual leadership skills and experience. But then, he was the one who could see in the dark, and their plan to take back Samara’s capital depended on infiltrating the city undetected. Logically, he offered the greatest chance of success.
Rayad gave his shoulder a squeeze. “We’ll be right behind you.”
I have to admit, I was super happy to see Rayad in that brief snippet since he was my favorite character in Resistance and since I haven’t yet read the full series, I was so worried he would die somewhere between Resistance and here. I pray he survives this book too!
And I had to use this picture because it’s sooo pretty, I love the dagger and flowers around it!
I want to thank Jaye L. Knight for allowing me to be a part of helping her reveal her cover for Daican’s Heir! Has this book interested you? Are you going to order this book? Have you read any other books in the series? If you have, who is your favorite character? Let me know in the comments below! God Bless! ~ Kay Leigh