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Burnt Devotion

(Imdalind #5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,330 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Burnt Devotion, Book 5 in the Imdalind Series.

Dawn of Ash - the previously announced book five has now been moved to book 6.

Yes! An extra book. If you have been waiting for the next installment of The Imdalind Series this is the book you have been waiting for!

It was supposed to be the final battle, the one to end Edmund’s line, his life, and free the magic Ed
Published March 22nd 2015 by Rebecca Ethington
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Ben Alderson
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can not say to much without spoiling. Just know that this series is truly everything to me.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Little Disappointed

I have LOVED this series. Jocelyn is such a strong character, and Ilyan is great too. I feel like if this author had an editor she could really shine: this story doesn't need to be stretched into six books. Compared to the strength of the first four books, this really felt like a self-indulgent author excursion into the back stories of the supporting characters. I can see that she loves these characters.

Maybe when the sixth book comes out I will see that this couldn't have b
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't know about everyone else but I can't get into the idea of Joclyn with Ilyan. I love her relationship with Ryland and even though so much has happened, I think they both deserve an end where they get each other. I feel like the books will have no meaning to them if Jos and Ry don't have each other. The books are great, don't get me wrong but to end it ideally i would have to say that Jos and Ry have to be together that is where their happiness is, because even after all the fighting and t ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
ohmygod I love this series so much I can't even comprehend.

Although I will not hesitate to trash it if one half of my otp dies. seriously I won't fucking care all I want is for them to fucking live in a big house by the ocean where they'll spend the rest of their immortal days loving each other and ALIVE IN PEACE. thankyouverymuch.

full review soon maybe someday
Kristee Walker
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing

First, let me just say that every time I finish a book in this series, I have to take a second to take a deep breath and download because they take me through such an emotional wringer! I get so lost in the story, and the writing consumes my heart and my mind and I literally feel like I’ve run through a full roller coaster of emotions – it’s exhausting! (and a sign of some talented writing to accomplish that).

So – back to business. After Soul of Flame (see bottom of review for series read o
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book so much. I still hate the main chick tho. She’s such a B—ch! But the rest of the characters are good!
Kathy Osborn
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! I didn't want this to end; I got so involved with the story and can't wait until the final book is out.

The Imdalind Series book 5 - Burnt Devotion is the beginning of the end of the fight against Edmund. This book has a lot of twists and turns and makes you wonder how Joclyn and Ilyan will come out of it.

The story follows Joclyn and Ilyan through the caves to Prague, but once they reach their destination the war begins. Vil`ys attacks them and humans, once a human is bitten, Edmund contr
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to get my hands on this book, since it features my favorite character, Wyn. Wow, Rebecca Ethington blew my mind yet again! Even though the book is parallel to book 4 for the majority, it was awesome to see Wyn's perspective as the events unfolded. I also appreciated just how much of a villain Ovalia really is, since the chapters from her point of view really bring this into focus. Oh poor Ryland! He is such a tortured soul. He sure deserves a break, so I was glad to see the dire ...more
3.0. As much as I hate to say it, this one was my least favorite of the series. It seemed to take me forever to finish.

Burnt Devotion basically reiterates the events in the Rioseco abbey, the tunnels, and Prague but in Wyn’s, Ryland’s and Ovalia’s viewpoints. Here are my thoughts:

• I was thinking we would learn a lot more about the relationship between Wyn and Thom; Burnt Devotion didn’t go into as much detail as I had hoped.
• Nowhere near enough Ilyan.
• Sain … such a disappointment.
• Knowing
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good. I loved all the different points of view in this book. I made me loathe a couple characters more, and fall more in love with others. I liked Ryland more by the end and have hope for his future. Sain and Ovalia can both drown in a sea of lava.

The end gave me hope for the ending of the next and last book, and also fear of what a certain man has up his sleeve. It's going to be an exciting conclusion.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love this series! I so can't wait for the next one and the final book. I love how the characters are changing and coming into their own. I can't wait to see how their stories end!! ...more
Barbara Marie Warner
Burnt Devotion (Imdalind Series Book 5)

I think Wyn’s character is so amazing, my heart broke for her when Talon died, and reading this book from Wyn's side and Wyn's own story from her past was just riveting. I loved understanding Wyn more. Her experiences, emotions, and what made her into the woman she is today comes out in this book. There are sides to her that I did not really see in the previous books and I am so glad that I got to delve into her. I was also able to understand Thom's and h
Andrea Cloyd
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-books
I read the ‘revamped' version of this book and it doesn’t disappoint! I was intrigued when I realized the first part of the book was a recap of the last book but in different characters POV – while I was indeed skeptical at first I realized quickly that It wasn’t just a retelling it was adding valuable information that creates a more rounded story. I love getting to see the fight from different POV personally – I didn’t think I would but Rebecca writes it in such a captivating way t that it does ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I’ve given 5 stars to all the books in this series so far until this one. This one was a little slow for me, and while getting to see past scenes from other perspectives like Wyn’s and Rylands, I felt like some of the info wasn’t necessary & slowed the plot down. Also, I didn’t like getting to the ending point of the book before, then basically feeling like I was rereading that book, only from other perspectives for the first half or so of this book. I don’t mind a little going back into the ...more

Okay, this book felt like an eternity to read. It wasn’t about the pacing at this point. My issues lie in the fact that I had four main perspectives and a total of seven to read through. I think what is falling short in this series for me is that I am so invested in Jos’s and Ilyan’s story line that I just want to wrap them up and read Wyn’s (and even Ryland’s) stories later on.

Now, getting more of Wyn’s recovery and mending of who she once was is really well done. I love her dyna
Now that I’ve had a few days to think about this book... I have realized I still feel the same way. It is a MASSIVE disappointment. Like many others have said in their reviews, the first half is a repeat of events from the previous book. By the time it finally got to the new information, I was already so bored and fed up with the perspective changes that I hardly cared anymore.

Furthermore, there is barely any action in the book after Joclyn’s vision actually happens. It’s just a bunch of whining
Jules Pool
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Going into this book, I like totally despised the idea of different points of view, because the first two were in just Joclyn’s view. Ya know? 🤷🏼‍♀️ But... this author like totally redeemed herself and I was begging for more. All the different characters touched my heart like so much and I found myself crying over petty things that occurred. 😬 Anywhoo, you HAVE to read this series. If you don’t you will miss out on an shocking story that will tear your heart to pieces. Like you HAVE to read it!! ...more
Agata Jędrzejewska
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this part of the story we get some insight into Ryland and Wynifred part until end of book 4. It’s interesting to get inside look on how both of them deal with hard time that was put on them recently, as well as their past. Both of them fighting theirs demons. And then the story continue, with disastrous attack of Vilys on Prague. With death and blood everwhere. With new dangers. And even worse. With treachery, treachery that comes not from where we expect and not as we thought. To understand ...more
Brittany Smith
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I just want to say that rating these books are very difficult! As a whole this series is a pretty amazing story but I do find that some books are better than others but you need to read each one to get the whole story!

This is the fifth book in the series and probably my least favourite. It is another book that fills in the gaps from the main story-you get the scenes from other characters perspective that throws things into light.

We are seeing Jocelyn starting to settle into her role and become
Crystal Zapata
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I really love this series but I did not like all the repetitiveness. I mean seriously half or more than half was just retold from someone else's perspective. It was really boring to me. Then finally we got to a part of the story that was untold.
I hope the next installment is better than this.
Again the story line is great. I just could not re-read the same thing.
Angi Naerebout
Okay, so the stuff we learned was good, but not in another book. This was mostly things that happened in the last book with a tiny bit of other. It’s disappointing. I enjoyed what we learned, but don’t feel like it was a books worth. I’m ready for something to happen and I no longer care for 6 perspectives.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt like the last book moved slowly, the story not progressing much. The first half of this one covers the same storyline as the last, just from a different character’s viewpoint. It made the story drag for me. The second half picked up the pace though. Hopefully the next one will keep things moving.
Qat Wanders
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely the best book in the series for me. With one kind of weird thing, the ending was so satisfying, so many loops got closed, I’m not sure if I even care to keep reading.

There are definitely things left open ended. And I may return to finish the entire series later, but for right now, I’m quite happy with where they left everything.
I'm really enjoying this story. However, this is book 5 and I'm surprised by the amount of errors it contains. Lots of misspelled words, missing words, the overuse of commas, and so much fluff at times it's hard to understand the sentence. If these books had a better proofreader/editor they would be a solid 5 stars. It's hard to enjoy a book when you're constantly reporting errors. Read in KU. ...more
Kathy Zuercher Diveley

When they were a few minutes into the city all he'll broke loose with the release of the vilas. They bit and killed everyone. Dramin is bit and Thom is knocked senseless. Wyn is able to take the blade out of Ryland, it also has Rose's soul in it. Edmund had them trapped in the city. But Ilyan finds some of his people that survived.
Skye Cline
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too Many Point of Views

I don’t care for Wyn’s, Ovailia’s, or any of the bad guys aside from Sain’s POV but I’m hoping Sain’s won’t be too much. Otherwise the story is amazing. Too many POV’s makes me unwilling to read more. I have to skip some of Wyn’s and Ovailia’s so I wouldn’t lose interest.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full for twists

I don't know what it is but this book was a little more bitter than the rest of the series. I do not think I would have been so eager to buy it this had it been book 2of the series. But I am hopeful for the return of the spark in the next installment.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Burnt Devotion is a retelling of Soul of Flame for the first 60% of the book, but from other key characters' POV, namely Wyn and Ryland. The rest of the book picks up from the caves and brings us up to the foretold devastation of Prague and the betrayal that surrounds the group. ...more
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense isn’t the correct word to describe this book

It’s getting a whole lot more complicated and I’m loving every minute of it. I can’t put it down at all. On to the next book, book 6.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
read this book in one sitting and I loved the this instalment to the series... and I can't wait for the next one :) !! ...more
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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)
  • Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, #1)
  • Eyes of Ember (Imdalind, #2)
  • Scorched Treachery (Imdalind, #3)
  • Soul of Flame (Imdalind, #4)
  • Brand of Betrayal (Imdalind, #6)
  • Dawn of Ash (Imdalind, #7)
  • Crown of Cinders (Imdalind, #8)
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