Series: The King of Imdalind #1
Published by Rebecca Ethington on June 15, 2018
Length: 285 pages
Reviewing Kindle from Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge
The story of Imdalind doesn’t end with a smear of blood against stone.
It ends the way we decide, and as Ryland and the others begin to rebuild the kingdom of Imdalind from the rubble left behind, one thing is clear: Without a King, everything threatens to fall apart.
Ilyan is still missing. Ryland and the others are hunted by governments all over the world, desperate for answers to the war that ripped cities and countries apart. The monsters that Edmund created still roam free, causing governments to fall, and tyrants to rise.
But the most dangerous enemy is the one you never see coming, and when Ryland and Thom are attacked on a routine mission in France, the unseen danger becomes frighteningly clear.
Someone is hunting them, and will do anything to hurt Joclyn, the last living Drak and the Queen of all magic. Ryland and Wyn are sent to track down the hidden villain, but what they find only rips what little safety they had wide open.
Following the breadcrumbs, they quickly discover that once was dead never quite stays that way, and they can either rise up and fight it, or be lost among the war.
While Spark of Vengeance can be read as an independent spin-off series, it is strongly suggested that you begin with the best selling IMDALIND SERIES, for that is where this story truly begins.
A Spark of Vengeance by Rebecca Ethington is the first in a new spin-off Imdalind series about Ryland Krul. I’ll admit I was equal parts excited and nervous for this book. Ryland was my favorite character at the beginning of the Imdalind series and by the end I was heartbroken for and terrified of him.
A Spark of Vengeance picks up three years after the end of Crown of Cinders. Ryland is now Jos’s second in command. Ilyan is missing, presumed dead and she has become the rightful queen of Imdalind. At first I really wasn’t sure how this would work. Ry went from loving Jos to trying to kill her to being completely crazy thanks to Edmund. However I love how Ethington handles this. Told exclusively from Ry’s POV, you get to understand his thought process and his daily struggles. My heart broke all over again for this boy, now man.
The plot of this book is fairly simple at first glance. Ry and the survivors of Sain’s war are looking for Chosen (those bitten by the infected Vily) in order to save them and teach them to use their new found powers. Joclyn is the only one that can heal them properly from the infected magic. At the beginning of the book Ry and Thom are attacked while looking for these Chosen. Now there is suspicion that Ovailia, who they thought was dead, is planning an attack on them.
Wyn and Ry travel to London to investigate and things get hairy. I personally like the plot of this series more than Imdalind I think (and that’s saying a lot!). There’s more magic, more history about the people of Imdalind, just more everything. I love seeing my favorite characters in a new light and new situations. And I LOVE the dystopian element of this series as it is set after the fall of Prague.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. Ryland has his hands full and I cannot wait to see where Ethington takes his character. His character has a lot of growing to do still and there are many things ahead of him that will test and try him. I can’t wait 😀