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Resistance This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here FIVE STARS I would give it SIX if that was an option Goodreads, please take note When I started Resistance, I was seriously skeptical.For one, I ve never thought I really enjoyed fantasy I m usually one to read realistic fiction and nonfiction Now, I have never had really bad experiences with fantasyit s just not my thing Or so I thought.My main problem well, not AT ALL with this book with Christian fantasy is that so many times they mix our real God into the made up world it and d FIVE STARS I would give it SIX if that was an option Goodreads, please take note When I started Resistance, I was seriously skeptical.For one, I ve never thought I really enjoyed fantasy I m usually one to read realistic fiction and nonfiction Now, I have never had really bad experiences with fantasyit s just not my thing Or so I thought.My main problem well, not AT ALL with this book with Christian fantasy is that so many times they mix our real God into the made up world it and do not do it well, sometimes even unpurposefully seeming to mock God in the processe.g Quick, let s pray for God to send his angels to rescue us from the dragon s mouth And I wasn t really interested in reading that kind of book But Resistance was waaayyy different God s name is El m, and has the same characteristics as our God, but there is nothing that would make me even slightly uncomfortable about having God under a different name in it It just works.Second, it s about 500 pages longI didn t know if I really wanted to get into a long book during the school year and potentially not finish it But in reality, I finished it within a week I literally could NOT put it down Third, it s an adult book It has to be a little dry By the end of the first page, I was hooked So much for boring All I wanted to do the week I read it was just that read.What I loved about Resistance waswell, I loved everything actually.I loved the reality and believability of all of the characters There weren t any empty characters By their descriptions and actions, you knew them for who they were, and it was amazing.I love how Jaye writes Occasionally, there was a word that I didn t know and when I looked it up, it was used perfectly The imagery was fantastic The vocabulary was very well used I could picture everything.I loved the brother sister relationship between Kyrin and Kaden It wasjust perfect and sweet and real at the same time.I loved the adoptive father son relationship between Rayad and Jace It just was great I loved the friendship between Kyrin and Jace That you could tell it was heading eventually toward romance, but wasn t pushy in terms of time Their friendship was built solidly on caring for each other And I loved it.In this book, the main characters must stand up for their beliefs In Ilyon however, worship of any other than Aertus and Vilai the moon gods is forbidden What will happen to the believers when faced with the decision between false worship or execution Kyrin Altar has much to face Will she stand firm under major pressure, or cave What will happen to Kaden Altair Will he ever see his sister again What about Jace When faced with the accusation of being a soulless killer, will he live up to that expectation or defy it All throughout Resistance, I was kept on the literal edge of my seat I can t wait to read The King s Scrolls, and evenby Jaye L Knight Wow, this was the longest review I have ever written That was fun My favorite fantasy series, hands down Nuf said that is all I am going to say for now because it has been nearly a year since I read it and I am planning on re reading it 2017 re readDefinitely still five stars More in depth review to come. Oh my where to even start It brought me to tears, made my skin tingle in delight, had my mind racing, and made my heart sigh Resistance tells the stories of a fascinating array of characters the most prominent being Kyrin Altair and Jace Kyrin, along with her twin brother Kaden, train in Tarvin Hall to serve the emperor Jace is of a feared race, an outcast to society Both of them have this in common they serve King Elom which is a dangerous thing to do in the darkening days of Ilyon Oh my where to even start It brought me to tears, made my skin tingle in delight, had my mind racing, and made my heart sigh Resistance tells the stories of a fascinating array of characters the most prominent being Kyrin Altair and Jace Kyrin, along with her twin brother Kaden, train in Tarvin Hall to serve the emperor Jace is of a feared race, an outcast to society Both of them have this in common they serve King Elom which is a dangerous thing to do in the darkening days of Ilyon Believers of Elom labor to keep their faith a secret but evil is at work In the end, who will bow, and who will resist The setting of Resistance is an unusual, captivating mix of Ancient Rome like times, fantasy concepts, and a futuristic touch with the Christian allegory ever present The collection of different fantasy races was intriguing From the ruthless, supposedly soulless ryriks, to the regal, peace loving talcrins, I was delighted by this creativity Can t wait to meetof the races, such as the cretes and the giants dorlanders This story was deep Deep, emotionally stirring, thought provoking, and hitting very close to home I often found myself thinking,What would I do in that situationBecause I have much in common with Kyrin and Jace A faith that has faced persecution around the world and across the centuries, for one And it s a faith worth fighting for Resistance displayed that with scenes that pierced my heart No, I will not bow down to your gods I serve King Elom, and Him alone Yes, it was deep It felt real.The love story, well it s not exactly a love story but, I believe it will be, later on smiles Anyway, the relationship was so sweet It came about with real compassion, selflessness, and care Truly beautiful to watch unfold.Oh, and did I mention that I love Kaden Really, he s the epitome of big brotherly ness He definitely ranks as a favorite character, along with Kyrin and Jace But I liked all the characters the good ones, I mean Rayad, Trev, Endathlorsam, Liam, William, Trask, Anne Ah, I just want to readof them Resistance was surprising, with breathtaking twists and turns It was bittersweet and love filled, with scenes that made me want to cry and smile all at once It was interesting, with its amazing settings and happenings It was heart rending It was beautiful It was worth it Definitely not your fluffy romance story but I loved it I absolutely can t wait to read the next book to the ILYON CHRONICLES And the next, and the next I hear there is six books to the series, yay There was some violence, in order to enhance the story I would caution younger children 10 and under But otherwise, it s definitely not all gruesome and gore, just a bit of violence to make the situationreal.All in all, a stunning story Even after the last page, the impact remains I received a copy of Resistance from the author in exchange for my honest review. Just realized that this is my final read of 2018 What a book to finish off with this book has it all a captivating storyline, a mesmerizing cover, and wonderful, in depth characters before i go any further, let me give you the overview Language none very happy about that Romance there is a side relationship between two people, but not with the main characters Jace and Kyrin Jace has a strong urge to protect Kyrin and he thinks about her often I can just FEEL that they will get togeth Just realized that this is my final read of 2018 What a book to finish off with this book has it all a captivating storyline, a mesmerizing cover, and wonderful, in depth characters before i go any further, let me give you the overview Language none very happy about that Romance there is a side relationship between two people, but not with the main characters Jace and Kyrin Jace has a strong urge to protect Kyrin and he thinks about her often I can just FEEL that they will get together in the future books, but that wasn t the case in Resistance Loved their friendly relationship that formed between them Violence this is something I d be cautious about As this is a book featuring a lot of persecution, there is much detail There is nothing gory and too detailed I couldn t read it, but a person nearly loses his eye, a finger is nearly cut off, and people are killed for their faith.Blood Gore bloody detail in the scenes mentioned above.This story is super inspiring to me I loved every character even Holden in the end Well, minus the emperor and his men Ugh BOO DAICAN And his creepy daughter Even then, they were well drawn out I fell in love with Jace from the start He s been through everything, and he experienced nightmares and believed the lie that he was an animal I loved how Kyrin was pretty much the only one who could get past his well built wall It was hard to see him struggle with his past and the memories that haunted him He nearly lost his faith in El m but he proved himself a fighter.Honestly, there was nothing that I DIDN T like in this book It was sad to see people getting persecuted, and reminded me of people around the world who are persecuted daily for their faith It was so cool to see Kyrin and her brother hold so tightly to their faith.It was hard to see Jace struggle with his past and the memories that haunted him He nearly lost his faith in El m, but Kyrin helped him through.Such a POWERFUL and BRILLIANT story that Jaye wrote scurries off to buy the rest of the series 100% recommend to lovers of Christian, clean fiction full of ADVENTURE, EVIL, and OVERCOMING IT younger readers be cautioned for the violence ages 14 now I understand why everyone loved this GREAT JOB JAYE soli deo gloria Haha, just realized it s been exactly a year since I last read this XD New review to comesometime Exceptional Probably the best indie fiction I have ever read I loved the story, the characters, all of it The characters were so well written and developed You adored the good characters and hated the bad guys I was hooked from the very beginning It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I couldn t put it down So amazing Well done Jaye A fantastic read This an adventure fantasy story with a heart Once I started it, I could hardly put it down There are lots of plot twists and action here, but I especially liked the main male character Jace and found his journey very compelling He is despised by society in general as he is half ryrik or monster and therefore considered an animal To make matters worse, he is a slave He encounters a wanted man, Rayad, who is also a man of faith and thereafter his life changes for the bette A fantastic read This an adventure fantasy story with a heart Once I started it, I could hardly put it down There are lots of plot twists and action here, but I especially liked the main male character Jace and found his journey very compelling He is despised by society in general as he is half ryrik or monster and therefore considered an animal To make matters worse, he is a slave He encounters a wanted man, Rayad, who is also a man of faith and thereafter his life changes for the better Without giving too much away, this is a story of people with the courage of their beliefs against a hostile government as well as a story of personal redemption God is called El m and those who serve him pray to him and seek to follow him but this is written about carefully, it does not take over or detract from the narrative but informs it This is clean fantasy but it does have a violent edge with scenes of cruelty Resistance is a well written and engaging and I m glad I ve read it Don t you know Animals like you have no soul Could God ever love a half blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escapeTaken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in El m, the one true GodFollowing the emperor s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance Christian Fantasy Clean New Adult No Magic ahhh this was amaaaazingggg RTCReread it wasn t as good as the first time but still really good FINALLY GUYS FINALLY I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO READ THIS SINCE I DISCOVERED THE BLOGGING WORLD about oh idk one and a half years ago and the pressure this book was under to live up to hype was tremendous for ME I am satisfied to announce that, while it wasn t EXACTLY what I had in mind, it blew me away.The world building is marvelous all the necessary info tossed in there in between with no info dumping whatsoever nor the holding back vital stats It gave me vibes of Ted Dekker s Lost FINALLY GUYS FINALLY I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO READ THIS SINCE I DISCOVERED THE BLOGGING WORLD about oh idk one and a half years ago and the pressure this book was under to live up to hype was tremendous for ME I am satisfied to announce that, while it wasn t EXACTLY what I had in mind, it blew me away.The world building is marvelous all the necessary info tossed in there in between with no info dumping whatsoever nor the holding back vital stats It gave me vibes of Ted Dekker s Lost Books because of forest setting, and DragonKeeper Chronicles because of the fantasy races, and Red Queen because of rebellions and court drama, and Burning Glass because the girl is called to serve as an observer to the king Love the fantasy races, the portrayal of prejudice and hate, the cities, the rebellion, the court life and the confusing emperor.Plot wise it was slightly slower than I expected, but nomatter There were fights and dangerous secrets, escapes and resuces, fugitives, prisoners, rebellions, close calls all realistic and intense and heart stopping, in my personal opinion Some of the happenings did border on predictable when looking back, but IT WAS DONE SO EXCITING LY that I didn t even notice ha Characters are A I can fully understand why everyone adores Jace He s almost a male version of Celeste in Disowned He s this mix of sweet and kind and serious and reserved and tortured and hated and struggling and fierce and GAH SO MUCH POTENTIAL I LOVE HIM I FEEL FOR HIM SO MUCH He s unique, so I believe you all will ADORE HIM too Kyrin I relate to her quite a bit, ESPECIALLY in how she relates to Jace WANTS to be nice but has no idea HOW She s so admirable from the outside, but reading her pov you can really understand how unsure and scared she is Brave kid, really I ADORE THE SIBLING RELATIONS BETWEEN HER AND HER TWIN BRO KADEN plus her other brothers Side characters SO WELL DONE It is like I can totally visualize all of them having IMPORTANT roles in the future I won t bother to name or list them all, but there are so many of them that I love and want to seeof also Rayad is the best adoptive father ever DThe struggles the characters go through is so realistic and makes you really HURT for them I love the fantasy representation of people persecuted for believing in God I have read so many TRUE stories of this happening irl and that s why this book strikes a cord with me In essence a beautiful world, a thrilling plot line, touching characters, marvelous friendships, realistic struggles, and resonating themes make this book a captivating start to what is sure to be an awesome series Content some violence, including whipping, fight scenes where people die, beating as a form of torture, the threat of certain bad guy going to gouge out a person s eye, etc.Recommended to all fantasy lovers, especially my Christian friends This was a reread, but I loved it just as much as I did last year JACE was perfect, of course, and I loved him but then again, who doesn t KYRIN is a role model for me, willing to step out of her comfort zone to do what she feels is right And KADENgah, I just love his sibling relationship with Kyrin I mean, I just love this book The plot is phenomenal and the characters are lovable and the world is amazingly built and you know what Just read it You ll see for yourself.

  • Paperback
  • 524 pages
  • Resistance
  • Jaye L. Knight
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 0983774048

About the Author: Jaye L. Knight

Jaye L Knight is an award winning author 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 writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where she lives with her three furbaby kitties, Arthur as in King Arthur , Timothy, and Lucy When not writing fantasy, she can also be found dabbling in contemporary romance novels under the pen name Jaye Elliot.