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. While, in reality the black eyed monster that possesses him, attempts to kill her over and over.
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 thing she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and 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.
My Review: 5+ Stars
*WARNING* May contain spoilers... read at your own risk!! ;o)
Ummmm.... WOW!! Can I give Eyes of Ember more than 5 stars?! If I could... I totally would!! I absolutely LOVED it!! Believe it or not... I thought it was better than Kiss of Fire... which is saying a lot by the way because I loved that one too!!
Holy crow Batman!! Talk about an emotional roller coaster!! One minute I was laughing... then next I was crying... after that I was livid beyond belief... and then sighing with contentment... only to start smirking and then cringing minutes later... it was amazing!! And I loved every minute of it!! ;o)
Can I just tell you have much I love Ilyan... *sigh* If you thought Ryland was amazing in Kiss of Fire, wait till you see Ilyan in Eyes of Ember!! He surpasses Ryland in the amazing category!! ;o) Completely selfless... the ultimate protector... the best teacher... the most loving friend... a shining light in the darkest of times... *sigh* I will take one of him please!! ;o)
And Jos... WOW!! That poor girl has been put through the ringer and them some but still continues to move forward. With help from Ilyan, she is able to see who she really is and what she's meant to do. She learns that with him she can face and overcome anything and everything. Together they are strongest.
The two parts of the book I loved the most was when Jos finally sees Ilyan for who and what he really is too her and then finally admits her feelings for him! (I got a little teary eyed and loved every minute of it! Hehe.) And then the sparring match that follows closely after her discovery. Oh my heck!! CLASSIC!! I had that stupid little goofy grin on my face the whole time!! I just love their relationship!
Ugh! Edmund... Cail... Ovailia... Ryland. I just have one thing to say... You all suck and I hope you get what's coming to you!! I have never had so many evil feelings towards characters in book before... just thinking of them is getting me angry again! I have actual feelings of hatred for them! Grrrr.
But have I mentioned how much I love Jos and Ilyan?! ;o) Hehe.
Thank you Ms. Ethington for another phenomenal book!! I am totally invested and addicted to this series... your mission has been accomplished!! :o)