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Soul of Flame

(Imdalind #4)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,394 ratings  ·  258 reviews
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 con
Published February 17th 2014 (first published February 15th 2014)
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Ben Alderson
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Again, one of my favourites, literally read 80% of this yesterday and then moved onto book five AND ALMOST FINISHED THAT... Better go and update that on here.

This series is getting better and better, i don't want to spoil it for you, so i won't tell you whats happening... but just know, secrets are unravelled and the world deepens, loved it!
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Well I hate to be a wet blanket but I was a little disappointed in this one. I felt like nothing happened, the story line did not move forward AT ALL, and the whole book was basically Joclyn hiding in her room having panic attacks anytime anyone mentioned Ryland (or Cail)(or Edmund)(or the final battle). I know she's been through a lot and not very much time has passed, but we're four books into this thing now. I need her to stop being the victim and start being this powerful person that everyon ...more
Jodie Champ
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i have read 100 books in the last 5 months, mainly erotic! but something else. i got through the last 3 books in 5 days and now its killing me waiting this long for the next one! i feel depressed i cant even pre-order it on itunes yet! I CANT WAIT!!
Mar 03, 2014 rated it liked it
What a disappointment. After loving the first two books, I am starting to not love the series in general. Absolutely nothing happened in this book other than Joclyn and Ilyan staring into each other's eyes, magic flaring and consuming bodies, and complete mental breakdowns over and over again. The author needs to get a thesaurus. ...more
Kristin Campbell
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cd_authors, favorites
Can this story get any better or more complex?

There are so many things I love about this book:

One, it all takes place in a matter of a few days. That made it minute by minute, like you were actually living the story.

Two, there was this feeling of closure. I can't really explain it, but there was this sense of peace with Joclyn. She is battling her fears, heavily, but seems to be at peace that the haunted memoried will forever be there. By the end of the book, she seems to have won that battle.
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow...It is so rare to find a series that delivers every time... Rebecca Ethington, does it again! (PS 5 stars is not enough!!)

The author successfully delivers and entices the reader by invoking so many emotions on every level...fear, happiness, anticipation, love, satisfaction. Soul of Flame has delivered more than my expectations could have ever imagined. The writing, the story, the characters are intriguing, addicting, and will guarantee to have you wanting more... I will guarantee that you w
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Soul of Flame
Book 4 of the Imdalind Series
YA Fantasy

I had a tough time rating this one. That doesn’t happen very often. Usually I can sit back after finishing a book and give an overall impression, a solid representation of how I felt and thought. But Soul of Flame is proving uncooperative. I can’t seem to reconcile all the parts. I think of one scene and want to give 1 star. But then I ruminate on another scene and can’t think of giving anything less than 4 stars. And then when I get to the cha
Cheryl Lynn
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read chapter 1 of Soul of Flame, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! It makes you feel almost like you were Jos. You felt the kiss, the warmth inside, Ilyan being right there, face to face with him. It's like angels in the heavens came down and played their harps. The feeling of love that is so intense, it almost makes your toes curl. It's amazing, just amazing. If you haven't read the other books, this will definitely make you want to. ...more
Steven Erickson
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Soul of Flame continues the Imdalind Series tradition of amazing characterization and complex motivations.

The book starts out almost immediately after where Book 3 left off – which is good considering the events of that book. I’ll try to make this review as spoiler free as possible.

Here, Joclyn has to work through her motivations, fears, and personal faults in order to move forward toward her destiny as described in the sights. Unfortunately, what Joclyn has seen in the sights does not bode we
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anticipation and expectation are my enemies.

I've been so looking forward to this book that I built it up in my head too much.

While the story had all the wonderful characters that I love so much...Ilyan particularly...I admit that I am a little disappointed with this book.

Gah! How can I say such things?

Well, it's true. Though this book was far from boring or unexciting, I did not find the plot as exciting as the previous two books. Dare I say that not too much happens in this book???

But don't let
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book was better than the third one. In this one the book focuses on Joclyn and Ilyan’s relationship. Not as much on Ryland though, I wish they would have focused a little bit more on him because he is still a favorite in my heart and Joclyns is still too insecure for my tastes. She seems to be waffling back and forth with her trust issues. I understand why but it’s starting to fray a little bit on my patience as a reader.

Ilyan plays a much bigger role
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Spoilers!! I read the book between last night and this morning. I thought about my review and I'm just going to have to say I had mixed feelings about this, after all the anticipation I've had with it being delayed. I know the final book won't be released until possibly July, which is quite frankly, I didn't really expect the battle to happen in this book. With that being said, chapter upon chapter upon chapter of "mi lasko" and their love started to bore me. Yes, she really came into ...more
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought this series couldn't get better!!!! Once again, you will find yourself enamored and tormented, torn and in love, angry and vindicated! The Imdalind series is incredibly special. The characters are so well written and the relationships are beautifully evolved. You will not be let down by the most recent installment. Another masterpiece by a brilliant artist! ...more
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS!!!!! Review to come!

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Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, favorite-books
Soul of Flame picks up right where Scorched Treachery left off, in a blaze of passion between Joclyn and Ilyan. I find the storyline between Joclyn and Ilyan to be so romantic and gripping. It's not explicit in nature as a New Adult book would be (of course not, these are Young Adult) but yet Rebecca still paints a picture of what it really means to bare ones self completely before another, to show complete vulnerability, all while remaining mostly (so Ilyan prefers to not wear a shirt a lot of ...more
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is the 4th book in the Imdalind series. The first three books in this series were published very close together, but for unforeseen reasons the publication of this book was delayed. And I just want to say, for the record, that it was ABSOLUTELY worth waiting for!

If you were on the edge of your seat while reading the last few lines of Scorched Treachery, fear not, Soul of Flame picks up right where we were left hanging. Not only does the sc
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hello Lovelies! After months of waiting, I can easily say that Soul of Flame did not disappoint. The three previous books give you an understanding of who the characters are, what motivates them, and also allow you to pick and choose which ones you fall in love with (Ilyan *swoon*). Unlike the previous in this series, the majority of this book lacks action. How can a book about the LAST BATTLE lack action? Yeah, I know, explosions and stuff are cool, but Soul of Flame makes up for it tenfold wit ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A M A Z I N G!! I cannot sum up in words how amazing this whole series is. I read all the first three books in the Imdalind series last year, and the day Soul of Flame came out, I ordered it straight away and retreated into my bedroom for the next day or two. It certainly did not disappoint at all.

It picked up after Joclyn had escaped Cail's mind and killed him, and also performed the miracle of healing Wyn. Everything was structured so well as Joclyn tried to control her panic, and prepare for
Katy Lucas
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first three books last year I was disappointed to have to wait for book four, but wait I did.

After re reading the series on the run up to the release of soul of flame I knew it had been worth it. The first thing I did after waking was purchase and start reading book 4.

This series has you hooked and wanting more in many ways. Reading Soul of flame has enabled me to see Jos combat her fear and gives the reader the insight to what is growing between her and Ilyan. To see how two
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review pending. But omg. <3

So, I just finished reading Soul of Flame a few minutes ago and it is full of action, battle, blood, heartbreak, and destruction. But there's so much love. It's a bumpy ride and there are several unexpected turns but my heart is so full right now. I reread the series this weekend and after reading Soul of Flame all of the pieces finally come together (well almost) and Jos grows so much as a character that she is a force to be reckoned with. I don't want to say too much
Kristee Walker
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca has posted some updates for this book on her blog. Seems the book release is being delayed - but with good reason! see below for blog link.

"The Imdalind series is being eyed by publishers and as such the release of Soul of Flame has been delayed. It may be out as a major feature release, though later than expected."
Kaitlin Dalporto
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Rebecca Ethington is an amazing author! I felt like the emotions of the characters were mine. I could escape into their world and forget about everything else! I wish the story would just never end, that it would go on and on!
Sep 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Can't wait!!! Just finished the other 3!! It's awesome!! Love the way Rebecca writes!! Have never felt such true emotion, absolute adore the descriptions! ...more
Nanette Thomas-cory
Dec 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
When will this be out on Amazon?
Caitlin Pennebaker
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best book in the series so far!
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Also can we get more Wyn killing scenes thankyou.
And Ryland inner turmoil thankyouagain.
Alex Black
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I started this series end of last year, so it has been a while since I read the earlier three books in the series. This was a series I liked, but not as much as JLA books, Amy Bartol books, or the Mageri series which are at the top of my list….so because of that, I did not do a re-read on the earlier books in this series. I remember the first book was OK….then each book got better, but I really did not have an expectation coming into reading this book. I was pleasantly surprised despite the fact ...more
The Nauti Vixen
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Title: Soul of Flame
Series: Imdalind Series Book #4
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Rating: A
Review: I have to say that I am not a huge fan of YA, so this series totally took me by surprise and swept me away with its creativity. I have yet to read anything like it. The author's ability to weave such a captivating tale certainly does it credit - and it's a credit to her skill that had me switching who I had been rooting for in the beginning! I would definitely recommend these books - in fact, when it com
Angi Naerebout
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
7/2/18: Sooooo much repetition of their souls intertwining, of they way each touch makes them feel, of the terror of this and that and the pages and pages. So many pages I’m over it. Plus we finally think the battle is here, but it doesn’t start til 75% into the book. Seriously. There was one hilarious in a sad way part and one super super awesome part and other than those, it was too much describing feelings and not enough action. Then we get action and it’s way too much of the sam ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love this book, but would have love to see Jocelyn in her roll as queen. And the relationship between her and RJ resurface.
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Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on 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 ...more

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Imdalind (9 books)
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  • Scorched Treachery (Imdalind, #3)
  • Burnt Devotion (Imdalind, #5)
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