The King's Scrolls
Ilyon Chronicles book 2
Jaye L. Knight
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?
Character Spotlight - General Veshiron
Age: Late 60s
History: General Marcus Veshiron is one of Arcacia’s most decorated generals. His father also was a great general, and he grew up around the army. He commands great respect from his men and has great devotion to the emperor and his gods. The General has been widowed for many years and only has one child, his daughter, Lydia, but he has a vested interest in the lives of his grandchildren. It is one of his greatest desires to see them succeed in positions of influence and honor while serving the emperor.
And the General has very high expectations. Unreasonable expectations. Some may wonder how he could possibly be so cruel, but it’s really not so hard to understand once you start to think about it. Often times people, especially with dominating personalities like the General, expect more and are harder on their families because it means to much more to them. Sure, he wants to see the rest of his men succeed, but his grandchildren are his flesh and blood. They are the ones who matter most to him. We see in Resistance how he talks up Marcus’s achievements and how proud he is. It really means a lot to him to see them succeed. So yes, his cruelty actually comes from loves, as warped as it is. He just doesn’t understand that true love is accepting people for who they are.
As for the creation of the General in the series, he was in my mind from very early on. Actually, some of the interaction between him and Kyrin were some of the first scenes I ever put down on paper. He was one of those characters who steps into your mind almost fully fleshed out from the start as far as his personality. His appearance went through some slight changes, but he was always a very tall man and very strong despite his age. Eventually I came across a photo of Terrance Stamp on Pinterest, and that became my primary inspiration for the General. Just imagine him taller and bigger bodied. And as for voice, well, every time he starts talking I hear something very similar to Alan Dale (King George for those of you who watch Once Upon a Time). And he actually has a good look for the General as well. So combine those two actors, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of how the General looks and speaks. It may seem weird if you’re not an author, but I really love his character. His cruelty makes my heart hurt, but my author brain just loves working with him.
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Jaye L. Knight is a homeschool graduated indie author with a passion for writing Christian fantasy and clean new adult fiction. 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 has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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