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The Gauntlet

(The first book in the Imdalind Academy series)
A novel by

Why dream of becoming royalty, when you can just overthrow them?

Two hundred years after the war, magic use is regulated, monitored, and limited to the select few who win the masochistic Gauntlet and are given 'The Power of the Eternals' and sent to Imdalind Academy for training.

No Gauntlet, no magic, no Paranormal Academy, and no place in society besides outcast with the Drains that live in the old tunnels that dot what once was Europe.

Unless you are me, who after a cruel twist of fate is left with a diseased fragment of magic. I may not be as strong as the bastards that lord over us, but that isn't going to stop me from raising more than a little hell.

This year I am running the Gauntlet, and enrolling myself in their damn academy. After all, there is no better way to take down the evil overlords of our world than from the inside.

Those royal bastards won't know what hit them.

Well, as long as I can get the King Ilyan's son, Rowan, out of my way...

Imdalind Academy: The Gauntlet is a heart-thundering ride through a twisted world of magic that features a kick-ass heroine, a reluctant prince, a revolution you'll cheer for, soulmates who take some convincing, mind-blowing magic, lingering kisses that will have you holding your breath, and edge-of-your-seat battles that will keep you turning the pages.

This heart-pounding 60k word beginning to this Urban Fantasy series will take you into a paranormal academy with a cast and a cause unlike anything you've read before.

NOTE: While the series continues in the same world of the Best-Selling Imdalind Series, and features some returning characters, it takes place two hundred years later and does stand alone. No prior Ilyan or Ryland fan-girling necessary.
Although if you are ready for a binge, make sure you check out the original Imdalind Series.With over 10 million page reads and counting, the world of Imdalind will grab you by your eyeballs and never let go.


Book 1: The Gauntlet
Book 2: Rogue Regality (July 29th 2019)
Book 3: (Aug 19th 2019)
Book 4: (Sept 23rd 2019)
Book 5: (TBA)
Book 6: (TBA)

This is an upper YA/NA crossover with some swearing and fade-to-grey steam.

I effing love Gemma. Can she be my best friend? No, I'm serious. I would steal her from Rowan. And I love Rowan. Gah! Can I have the next book now? - Shaylynn A.

If Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, and The Hunger Games had a three-way love child - it would be this book! - Ali J.

If I wanted to read about death, revolution, and a girl who wouldn't even let a guy help her walk when she's near death I would have read The Hunger Games or Throne of Glass. If I liked those books, and I didn't. I would give it no stars if I could. - Anna E.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Used availability for Rebecca Ethington's The Gauntlet

Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Imdalind Academy: The Gauntlet: Book One
Author(s): Rebecca Ethington
Publisher: Imdalind Press
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