Poison Study

Poison Study 3

Study: Book 1

by Maria V. Snyder

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2009

2/5 Rating 3 Reviews
RRP  $19.99 $15.75

Choose: A quick death or slow poison...

On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve - on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose.

Avoiding poison is the least of her troubles, however General Brazell, father of the man she killed, has vowed bloody revenge; she's beginning to have feelings for her captor, Valek; and someone is plotting the downfall of the current regime.

In a desperate race against time, Yelena must learn to control the growing magical talent within her and master the demons of her past. The Commander's life, the future of Ixia and all those she loves depend on it.

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Maria V. Snyder

Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing.

She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she's been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students.

She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, 'cause let's face it, they're cool, although she's been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out.

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  • The beginning of something special

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    Something about this book just stuck with me. The very moment you open this book, you hit the ground running (well, actually the character is lying on a dungeon floor: little running involved) but you get my point! I was instantly intrigued. Yelena is a classic strong female lead and mysterious Valek had me questioning my morals (I kept telling myself: "Why, oh why, are you getting attached to an assassin? Assassins are BAD.").

    In the end, it became one of my favourite books and to this day I still like to imagine what mischief the duo are getting up to.

  • A fantastic read!!!

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    I thought this book was amazing, i couldn't put it down :) cant wait to read the next few.

  • Absolutely Amazing

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    We follow the story of Yelena, not the average heroine, she's killed, and not afraid to admit it, she's strong willed, smart and strong. As she defy's the odds to survive, she must confront her terrifying past to save others and even herself.

    A great read which shows that intelligence, strength and perseverance can conquer and love can come in the people you least expect