The King’s Scrolls

Title: The King’s Scrolls (Ilyon Chronicles, Volume Two)

Author: Jaye L. Knight

Genre: Fantasy

Age: Marketed as NA (New Adult), but can be read by teens thirteen and up

Length: 397 pages

Publisher: Living Sword Publishing

Available at: Amazon and from the author



Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance–not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm.

Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls–the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain.

When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?

Positive Elements:

Characters face their fears; a character prays for those about to execute him; familial loyalty is shown as important; characters rely on their faith to give them courage.

Negative Elements:

One usage of “hell”.

Spiritual Elements:

Characters pray; Scripture is read; Elom (God)is acknowledged to be at work; a prayer is said for enemies.


Characters are injured in various ways which include being stabbed, a mine collapse, torture, a knife, a dragon fight, whipping and being beaten; and falling from a dragon. A character is drugged, another is executed.


A character lies to save lives. a character betrays others.


Five Stars


The King’s Scrolls follows the intense beginning of an epic series started by Half Blood and Resistance. This book will warm your heart before ripping it to shreds, make you cry, and remind you why we in America are so fortunate to have easy access to the Bible and can live out our faith without persecution. The relationship between Kyrin and Kaden is touching as they look out for each other during particularly heart-wrenching difficulties, and I so enjoyed reading more about certain characters (*cough* the oldest Altair brothers *cough*). In short, if you want a book with marvelous characters, a strong faith message, and a plot that leaves you a fangirling, sobbing, and nail-biting mess, I encourage you to read The King’s Scrolls.


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