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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
The King's Scrolls by Jaye L. Knight is the second book in The Ilyon Chronicles. It is an excellent example of Christian fantasy. A lot of the story is told through the eyes of Rebel twins. Another thread involves the spiritual leader of an oppressed community of miners. Timothy is the scribe creating scrolls for distribution to the masses and much of the plot involves a race for the Rebels to find him before the villains do. I liked Kyrin and her twin brother Kaden and kept reading to see what would happen to them and all their friends. Timothy the miner and his family and friends were also very easy to become attached to and root for. The description of their lives and situation was spot on. Timothy and his devotion to his people, his mission, and to God was very inspiring. And with all these things going for it, The King's Scrolls also has dragons!
The King's Scrolls is well written and I would not be surprised if The Ilyon Chronicles becomes a classic in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia. If you or your children enjoyed those tales, then this is a book for you. The King's Scrolls is the second book of the series and I have not read the first, but it didn't stop my enjoyment of this one. It can be read and enjoyed as a complete stand-alone novel, but I recommend reading the first one and enjoying the saga the way Jaye L. Knight intended. In a time when what is right and wrong can be very confusing for everyone, it can be very rewarding for children, teens, and young adults to read a well written morality play. But when all is said and done, the best reason to read The King's Scrolls is that it is a beautifully written adventure story with interesting characters and a well thought out plot.