Friday, September 13, 2013

Review - "Scorched Treachery" by 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

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.

Joclyn is trapped inside Cail’s mind, a terrible nightmare that she can’t escape.  One that the “evil” Ryland will torture her but that doesn’t defeat her, not completely.  Joclyn feels she is slowing starting to forget but there is one thing that she remembers…a song….a song she doesn’t remember where or why but she knows its one that will comfort her. 

While Joclyn is “sleeping”, Edmund has gotten into Prague and taken Wyn and changed her up with Joclyn’s father Sain.   

Illyan feels helpless as he can’t do anything to get Joclyn out of the Toucha, all he can do is mend her injuries each time a new one appears.    Can Illyn bring Joclyn back to the world of the living?  Can they stop Edmund and Ryland from the pursuit of her?  Will the bond between Joclyn and Illyan change what they mean to each other? 

This book is different than the other two, but in a good way :D  Scorched Treachery is told from two different perspectives – Wyn’s and Illyan’s.  Now at first I was a little upset that it didn’t continue right where it left off in “Eyes of Ember”, however after a bit I found that I was learning a lot more information about what was going on while Joclyn was trapped in her hell of a nightmare.   
The two perspectives are very important to the storyline and that each one of them are powerful individuals that need to deal with certain things so that they can help Joclyn defeat Edmund and bring back Ryland (another little something about this but you gotta read the book to find out…hahaha). 

About ¾ of the way through, the book does pick up again where “Eyes of Ember” finished off but you have more information to help you understand the events that take place. 

I feel even more in love with this series as well as with the characters…I just wanted to cry for Wyn.  I am so excited for the next book in the series and will definitely be adding them to the mix.

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