Review : Eyes of Ember by @RebEthington

 Eyes of Ember
The Imdalind Series, Book 2

Rebecca Ethington

Published: April 6, 2013

Length : 396 pages (paperback)
ISBN: 0988483734

Book Description: 

Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased; no memory of Joclyn remains, but Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. Meanwhile the black-eyed monster that possesses him attempts to kill her over and over again.

If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.

Ilyan, the man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only person she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and all the while, she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.

Ilyan is there. Always there.

Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.

And then, there is her father.

The man who has never been there is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be:

The Silnỳ.

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My Thoughts : 

First let's start with the fact that this is Book 2 of the Imdalind series.  Quite honestly, I think if you came in on this book, there is enough background that you would understand everything going on and not feel lost.  Yet you also don't feel overwhelmed with repeating information.  It's a good balance.

With that said...

Ilyan... I am oh so in love with Ilyan right now.   Oh so in love.  Jos spends the first half of the book dealing with the loss of Ryland.  I admit she is a bit pathetic at times but what girl in love isn't?  Plus the fact that she's  literally dying for a while there, it's a lot to put a girl thru.  Ilyan is always there, helping her, training her to use her magic, protecting her always.

Over and over Jocyln is shown a pattern of Ilyan being there for her to help and support her but it's not until she sees a vision from the past that she truly understands what it means for him to be her protector.

I went thru so many emotions reading this book.  From heartbreak and despair, to laughter, back to tears again.  I loved the interactions between Jos and Ilyan and my heart broke over the torturous interactions between Jos and Ryland & Cain.

There's so much to love and so many bad guys to hate.  A few typos but a well written and nicely flowing book.  My only complaint is that it ended too soon.   I need book 3 so I can see how everything turns out. I hate being left on the edge of happiness not knowing if it will be happily ever after or destruction of my dreams..

Go ahead and pick up the series!  I think you'll enjoy it :) 

About the Author: 

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

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