Saturday, July 18, 2015

Blog Tour: Half-Blood by Jaye L. Knight

And it's time for the blog tour for Half-Blood! In case you don't know what I'm talking about, this book is the prequel novella to the amazing fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles, by Jaye L. Knight. Wahoo! *grins* You definitely want to check out this book series.

Scroll down to read about Half-Blood, the lovely author, Jaye, and check out my review! Oh, and not to forget the giveaway! Great prizes!

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About the Book

The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.

For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed.

Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has long since died. Could the man possibly hold the key to escaping the hopeless darkness that is Jace’s life? Is there such a thing as life beyond the cruelty of slavery?

See where Jace’s story all began . . .

Title: Half-Blood

Author: Jaye L. Knight

Series: Ilyon Chronicles #0.5

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: New Adult

**4 stars**

Half-Blood by Jaye L. Knight is a prequel novella to tie in with the ILYON CHRONICLES. Though heart-wrenching at points, it’s a great read overall.

Jace, who this story is about, quickly became dear to me as I read Resistance (book 1) and The King’s Scrolls (book 2). We saw glimpses of the dark past of our sweet but brooding hero, but never really got the chance to explore it. Half-Blood gives us that chance ... revealing some of the most terrible moments of Jace’s life. *sniffle* Poor, dear, sweet Jace!! *hugs him*

We meet the cruelest of masters. Survey the bloody arena. See how Jace’s black struggle with feeling soulless came about. Watch hope get crushed ...

I think after reading Half-Blood, we empathize with Jace even more, and it sets the perfect stage to read Samara’s Peril (book 3).  ... Because I have an inkling that Jace is going to have some momentous moments in that book.

So, an interesting read. I was glad to get to go into Jace’s past for a little while and see why he is the way he is. Why he struggles with the things he struggles with. But now I’m ready to have him back with his dear friends from Resistance and The King’s Scrolls. Samara’s Peril, are you ready for us to read yet?? *winks*

Oh, and I must mention, I loved the ending of Half-Blood!! It was just ... I don’t know, you have to read it. It left me with warm feelings of hope in any case, *happy smile*

I received a copy of Half-Blood from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Discover Ilyon in Resistance and The King’s Scrolls.

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.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Etsy, and on her new fiction forum where you can interact with other readers of the series.


Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Half-Blood, a blue feather bookmark hand crafted by Jaye, a bronze sword pendant, and a $5 Amazon gift card! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)
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  1. This series looks so good! I really need to read it!

    -Grace (

    1. It is an amazing series, Grace! So yes, you really should give it a try! :) :)

  2. Thank you so much for your review and being part of the tour! :)