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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.
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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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5 out of 5 stars
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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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
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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