Book Review: Soul of Flame by Rebecca Ethington

18186721Read On: 4th January 2016

Oh man, this series is just getting better and better. I really enjoyed this book so much more than the last one.

Here is the Goodreads Blurb:

The Time for the final battle has come.

Edmund’s armies have surrounded the Rioseco Abbey, trapping the few survivors inside. The sight that Ilyan was given a thousand years ago is about to come to pass.

If only Joclyn was able to fight.

Joclyn is tormented by the hallucinations that Cail’s mind has left her with, her magic an uncontrollable torrent that even Ilyan cannot control. Her moments of lucidity are broken by fears of dripping pipes and bleeding walls, and a desire to kill Ryland that she is having trouble trying to ignore.

The sight has shown her power, shown her success, but it has also shown her death – The end of her life something she is not quite willing to give up on yet.

Even past her death, the sight has shown her love, and that love may be the only key to her sanity, to her strength, and to Edmund’s death.

That love may stand in her way, and a single choice may tip the scales and secure their future, or destroy their fate.

Characters

Joclyn has changed so much. She is battling her fears but is at peace. It’s heard to explain. But I know at the end of the book she has won the battle to some degree. And then there is the torn relationship with Ryland. I am not sure what I feel about Ryland. I really liked him in the first book and I know that he has been forced into some of what is going on but to be honest I don’t like him as much as IIyan.

IIyan took me by surprise. I wanted Joclyn to be with Ryland but then he turned all bad. llyan was her friend first and it slowly became more and more until she loved him. Which was nice.

Writing/Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is great. Strong and detailed. I never get lost or confused about a scene. There is plenty of detail but not to much that you are overwhelmed. It’s perfect. 

Overall

I couldn’t put it down and I ended up reading long into the night until I was finished.  Which has been great. I love a novel like this. 

Rating

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