5 out of 5 Stars *****
While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.
Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.
With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.
Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnỳ. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so.
But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.
Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible. They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep the water pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.
Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.
My Review 5 out of 5 Stars *****
What can I say? First things first, just how yummy is this book cover? If that doesn’t make you want to pick it up, nothing will!
Alright, enough drooling. I know there is a lot of mixed feelings about this 3rd installment not being a continuation of Joclyn’s story. Scorched Treachery is in short Eyes of Ember (the 2nd Imdalind) from Wyn and Illyan’s point of view, well. that’s what most people are saying. After reading it, it really isn’t. Yes it starts from a point in Eyes of Ember but it delivers much more than a different perspective.
How many times have you read a book and would dearly love to know what motivates and drives the characters around the main one? I know I do. Why should we simply believe that someone would rather die than lose a friend. Or that they are loyal just because an author writes it. Why? What happened to get them there? So many unanswered questions.
Scorched Treachery answers all of those questions, why Wyn is so loyal to Illyan, why Illyan is so devoted to Joclyn, why Sain left Joclyn and where he ended up, why Thom and Dramin are in hiding and most of all why Ryland is like he is.
Rebecca’s style of writing hooks you and draws you in. The depth of her character development is richer than a full-bodied Cabernet. The scenes with Ryland, Sain and Wyn are spectacularly, heart breaking & sad and at times I realized I was actually holding my breath. Especially when I got to Talon’s story *sniff*
What the book delivers is compelling and conflicts with everything you thought you knew at the end of Eyes of Ember, you don’t know everything. I would say for anyone who loves this series Scorched Treachery is a must read, there is more than just Wyn & Illyan’s POV, the story moves on beyond where that ended and sets up nicely to move into her next Imdalind book Soul of Flame on December 2nd 2013.
At the end of Kiss of Fire I was Team Ryland, at the end of Eyes of Ember I was Team Illyan, and at the end of Scorched Treachery I’m still Team Illyan (ish) but once you’ve read what happened to Ryland in the month’s he was held by his father you just might be like me and not be quite so sure.
Best quote “He wasn’t love simply because I knew he loved me. Because I did know that. Without question,he had proved that to me again and again. No, he was love because I loved him…..” Swoon
This series continues to just get better and better, from the wells of Imdalind in Prague to the Rioseco Abbey in Spain, with the history of how Edmund became so evil, to Wyn’s blocked memories. (OMG I didn’t see that coming!) Then to Illyan, of how he had waited for Joclyn to come and then to watch Ryland snatch her up it was a bigger ride than any roller coaster I could get on. Loved it, there were no dry eyes for me!
About the Author
Rebecca Ethington is a story-teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon.
Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.
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