New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.Once, only her own life hung in the balanceOddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both landsand protect her relationship with Valek.Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secretor her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really iswhile searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous"
- Paperback | 410 pages
- 134.62 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 272.15g
- 24 Feb 2015
- Mira Books
- Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, United States
"Doing full justice to the plot of this original and entertaining epic fantasy is impossible. Suffice it to say that the action is nonstop. The many characters leap to life, particularly Yelena, whose first-person narrative is riveting."-RT Book Reviews on Fire Study