Valentine's Surprise

Surprise! The cover of Exiles! Happy Valentine's Day! I love all of you!


I know it's been a long wait for this book, and there's still a bit of a ways to go, but it is coming!

Fun fact: the primary colors for the first half of Ilyon Chronicles were greens, browns, and golds. The primary colors for the second half of the series are reds and blues.

And, for a bit of extra fun, here is the working back cover text to give you a little deeper look into the story.

Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When half of the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to try to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.
 
Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the resistance once and for all. 
 
Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on convincing their father that he is a traitor, actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.
One small misstep could prove fatal for all.

38 comments:

  1. I love it so much!!! I want to read the book now, solely because of the cover. :D I have the first book in the Ilyon Chronicles and I'm looking forward to reading it... as soon as I can get some time.

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    1. *Gasp* Hi! I just finished Song of the Sword, and it's now one of my favorite stories! (I'll be really sad if there isn't more Melody Realm in another book, but I'll understand- that was such a cool concept)... I can feel some Evrard fan art coming on... The Ilyon Chronicles series is also VERY high on that list of favorite books (Oh characters- promptly dies of too much love). And this cover, I cannot believe how amazing it looks <3. Thanks for the silent-squeal-in-class-inducing Valentine's Day gift, Jaye ; ).

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  2. *SHRIEKS* Oh my goodness! I am so excited! Best Valentine present EVER! LOL! I can't wait to get this book!

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  3. Eeep! The cover is SOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I am so excited and (not) patiently waiting for Exile :) But I know you are working as fast as you can. Thanks for such a great series!!!!

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  5. Yes!!!!! I love it!!!! Can't wait for what happens next!!!!

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  6. This cover is beautiful! I can't wait, thanks so much Jaye!

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  7. Thank you! So fun to see.

    Wow. It's like Resistance, only this time the stakes are higher, the conflict is deeper, the plots are more twisted. Chaos, action, perhaps confusion, perhaps ultimatums. I'm looking forward to book five already now too. :)

    I'm also looking forward to blue-themed covers... :)

    Davira. New enemies. Forces at work. Sounds tense! Looking forward to it! Keep up the excellent work!

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  8. It's so gorgeous! I can't wait to read book four. I'm especially curious about Daniel's story in this one...

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS. This is the best Valentine's Day surprise!!! The cover is BEAUTIFUL. I'm so incredibly excited for this book. :D Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. (*screams*) AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this is my favourite Ilyon Chronicles cover EVER!!!!

    ~Liv
    oliviakfisher.blogspot.com

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  11. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Oh, it's gorgeous, and I love how it resembles Resistance but with 1000X the intensity.

    What was even more epic is that I'm listening to a track of video game music, and I just hit a very epic piece as I pulled this open, so I was like, "LET'S GO TO WAR!!!"

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    1. The piece was Dragon Age: Origins, btw. So, appropriate for the moment.

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  12. WHOA. THIS IS YOUR BEST COVER YET!

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  13. I'm in love!!! With the cover!! With the blurb!! With all of it!!!!!!!

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  14. EEEEEE! I was not expecting that! You are the best, Jaye! :D I love the cover so much and CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT! <3 <3 <3 Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  15. EEEEK! I am sooooooo 'cited! Love the cover! It is amazing!

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  16. Oh. My. Gosh. THIS COVER IS AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it and Happy Valentine's Day! :D

    (I'm so excited for Exiles!)

    <3

    audrey caylin

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  17. Thank you that is awesome! Made my day love your books

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  18. Oh my goodness! I wasn't expecting that, I literally stared clapping with excitement when I saw it! :D :D I'm not sure what my family must have thought. ;) SO EXCITING!!! :D

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  19. THIS COVER IS PURE AWESOMENESS!!! You really outdid yourself with this cover Jaye! I was beginning to get crabby because there had not been much news from you in a wile... but all is forgiven now! ;D I LOVE this cover, and totally looking forward to seeing the next covers (and did I mention reading the rest of the series?!?)!!!!

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  20. BTW really liked your Valentines Day blog post - I'm married now but had many a Valentine's Day alone and would have loved to have read this then.

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  21. Wow! Now I'm looking foward to thus book three times as much. (Why three? I don't know.)
    The cover is beautiful. And that description... Well you just awakened grim my reading slump where I didn't feel like fangirling.

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  22. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL AND I'M SO EXCITED

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  23. AHHHH IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! <3 Can't wait! =D

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  24. EEEK!! So excited!!!
    YAY!! More Anne and Trask!! I love them so much, both each as individual characters and their dynamic together!! :D
    And...will we get to see more of Timothy and Leetra...? Maybe even....a confirmation of the ship?! eek!
    Fangirl time!! lol! :D seriously, I can't wait! Thanks for all your work, Jaye! It's so appreciated in a world where it's hard to find good clean, Christian fiction that's actually well-written. :)

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    1. OH YESSS!! And how could I forget Daniel?!! I'm such a bad person! :O
      He's honestly one of the characters who's story I'm most into right now...I'm rooting so hard for him to join the Resistance!! Or at least get out of this whole time period alive!
      Ok, so now my fangirling just went about 5 notches higher!! Eep! XD

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  25. THIS......IS.....LIKE.....THE BEST COVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!!!!!

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  26. I am as excited for this as i am for Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!!!!

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  27. AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS. I think this is my favorite cover of them yet!

    And hi! I don't think I've ever commented here before. I just recently read all of the Ilyon books that are available and fell. in. LOVE. I am so very ecstatic for this next one! I was really, really hoping to get more of Prince Daniel soon, so this THRILLS me.

    I can't wait! :D

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  28. So beautiful!!! Most epic cover ever!!! Can't wait!!!

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  29. *gasps* That is THE MOST GORGEOUS cover I have ever laid eyes on. I need it on my bookshelf SO BAD - I can't wait for it to release! :D

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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