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The apprenticeship is over - now the real test has begun.When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before....Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers, and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself - and save the land she holds dear.
©2008 Maria V. Snyder; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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"Maria Snyder has created an engaging and entirely original new fantasy, fascinating in its rich detail." (Mercedes Lackey)
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By DKay on 03-03-08

More please

I love Maria V Snyder's books. More please. This was fast paced and just as interesting as the last two, Poison Study and Magic Study. Lots of new details too.

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By ebb on 03-03-08

Another great Study book!

If you loved Poison Study and Magic Study, you'll be happy to know Fire Study lives up to the first two! I inhaled this in two long sessions over the weekend. The characters I loved in the first books are still engrossing, their world is still fascinating, and Valek is still delectable.

This book is a little more like MS than PS, since it takes place mostly in Sitia. Yelena learns more about magic and her abilities while continuing to grow into herself. I don't want to give anything away-- but all my favourite characters were back (including ones I love to hate, like Roze).

I strongly recommend this series, especially if you like fantasy. If you liked the others, you'll like this one, too.

Did I mention Valek was still delectable? :)

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14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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