Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington
Series: Imdalind Series Book #3
Author: Rebecca Ethington
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 it 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.
Review: Wow!…Rebecca Ethington never ceases to surprise me! After being so amazed by the first two books in this series, I picked this one up without hesitation, and without even reading anything about it. I have to confess though that I was a bit leery of it when I realized she would be writing it a little differently. Instead of pushing forward with the series, this one instead goes over most of the same events from Eyes of Ember – just told from a different point of view. This time, we get to see things from Wyn and Ilyan’s perspective. I had an initial moment of complete turn-off, but I figured I would give it a chance. Not only because I have yet to be disappointed by this offer, but because if you read Rebecca’s brief explanation at the introduction to the book, you’ll see why she chose to write it that way. And when she explains how events happen in this one that are important when it comes to the next book – and it won’t be re-capped in the next one – that clinched it for me. Regardless, let me tell you, it totally works for this book!
I actually found it was interesting to read things from the other character’s viewpoint – especially Ilyan’s. I have loved his character from his very first page, and I loved seeing things through his eyes. Reading this one is totally worth it! But honestly, if you are a fan of the series, you simply can’t miss it! Not shouldn’t, but can’t. There are events that happen in this one that are important to the overall storyline, questions that are answered, and so much build-up for the next installment that you just have to read it!
The bad news is Book #4 in the series is being delayed…:( However, from now until December 12th you can grab Eyes of Ember (Book #2) and Scorched Treachery each for only .99 each!