Guys, I am beyond excited to be part of Jaye Knight’s cover reveal today for Daican’s Heir, the sixth and final book in the Ilyon Chronicles series.
Not only is Ilyon Chronicles my favorite series ever, but Jaye Knight’s writing has had a huge impact on my own. I couldn’t be more grateful for it.
Anyway, before we squeal over the delicious cover, how about a synopsis?
Okay. You can preorder the book here right now. It will be forthcoming early 2023. (Official release date to be announced.)
And now . . .
. . . for the cover
It is a masterpiece.
What did I tell you?
AND it gets better. How about a sneak peak at the FIRST CHAPTER?!?!?!
(Can you tell I’m excited for this book?)
First Chapter Preview
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
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.”
To find out more, visit the preorder link, or check out Jaye Knight’s links below.
One thought on “Daican’s Heir COVER REVEAL!”
That cover is amazing!!! Loved the snippet too! Congrats to Ms. Knight on her upcoming release 🙂