Book Review: The Kings Scrolls
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?
After anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Kings Scrolls for months It was quite a jubilant moment when I started Chapter 1. And I must say, it did justice to my high expectations.
The characters development was done just as well as in the first book. And the new characters fit in beautifully. I was glad that Knight brought in the cretes, learning about their culture brought more excitement to the book. And well their dragons....they were just awesome. I mean who doesn't like a beautiful, flying, fire breathing reptile?
The growing relationship between the main characters was so sweet and natural. It wasn't forced, you could see it growing. It was done beautifully and in my opinion the very best aspect of the book.
The story line surprised me around every corner. I would think I could predict what was going to happen, but boy was I wrong. In the midst of my gleeful pride at 'knowing' what was going to take place it would suddenly take a very different turn. I did this over and over again throughout the book. And though a few of my guesses were right most were wrong. This is something I really love in a book. In my opinion it means that the author has done their job, create a story with many layers. One that is not black and white. A story where you are in constant anticipation at what is going to happen next. In many books I have read my guesses are almost always correct. And although it makes me feel super smart, I don't like it. But with Jaye's writing it was different. It kept surprising me. A thing that not many books can do for me. It was incredibly well done.
Personally I felt that there to much of Kyrin for my taste. Although I admit that circumstances in some ways necessitated that. Also I may be just a bit biased. For although I love Kyrin's character, I am in love with Jace's character.
Over all I say well done! I can't wait to read the upcoming novella that Jaye is putting out as well as her next book, Samara's Perils!