If you recall, I wrote a glowing review about the Makilien trilogy by Molly Evangeline a little while ago. I finished by saying I was looking for good things under her new name of Jaye L. Knight. Ms. Knight has not disappointed me.
I hate only having book #1 in a 5 book series!
Other than that, this is one of the best Christian fantasy books I have read recently. The characters are amazing. My hope is that they get beyond a basic evangelical stance into a place where they are talking with the Lord, hearing instructions, and coming to know Him well.
Jace is a half-breed, with one half considered animal without a soul, but he comes to trust the Lord. What do we do about that? He has a LOT of anger and bitterness from his treatment as a slave and gladiator, plus all the other abuse he’s been the brunt of. Tall, strong, lightning quick, deeply distrustful. A wonderful man.
Kyrin Altair is gifted with a complete memory recall and excellent character. Her race doesn’t commonly know the Lord, but she’s met Him through another race who commonly does—along with her twin brother. She was stolen from her parents at an early age and trained to serve the Emperor, who is planning on killing all believers now that he has made it illegal to worship the true Lord.
The book is filled with action, love, suspense, trial, deliverance, and all the other things you can hope for in a book like this. Jaye has done a marvelous job, and I find it very irritating that I have to wait for only God knows how long for the rest of the series.
You will love this book!
You can tell it is a more mature work from an author coming into her own. My biggest complaint with Makilien was with the covers. No worries here! This is a superb, professional cover for a well-written compelling tale of good versus evil and the righteous ones serving the Lord with joy, strength, and purity. Of course, there’s some violence, nasty evil, and all the rest. But then, like I told you: It’s a good story.