Rosalind Reading, June 10, 2013 (view all comments by Rosalind Reading)
Yelena is condemned to die in the military state of Ixia because she has committed a murder. But she receives a reprieve: instead, she is to become the Commander's poison taster, a job for which she is trained by the mysterious assassin, Valek. So begins a tale of murder, magic, and mystery in a world richly imagined. A great start to a great trilogy, a sort of Tamora Pierce for grown-ups. The series is exciting and addictive.
Heather Sturgill, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Heather Sturgill)
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Maria V. Snyder has created strong characters that you can love and fight for. This book is a must read for anyone out-growing young-adult fantasy, or anyone that just loves a good and easily accessible fantasy novel.
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