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About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace- and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dusté and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear—.

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In this impressive debut novel, the first in a series, Yelena escapes execution in exchange for tasting the food of the Commander, ruler of Ixia. But some people are too impatient to wait for poison to finish her off.

About the Author

Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, Inside Out, and Outside In. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at MariaVSnyder.com.

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Jvstin, July 7, 2009 (view all comments by Jvstin)
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace--and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

Yelena, you see, has been chosen to be the Commander's new food taster. And the Commander has so very many enemies. As does Yelena...

Poison Study is the first in a trio of novels by Maria Snyder, telling the story of Yelena. Set in a fantasy kingdom which has recently been taken over in a puritanical military dictatorship which reminded me of Cromwell's England. Yelena's crime, the murder of one of the sons of the military officers, is not easily forgiven by the grieving father. In addition, that father has plans of his own for the future of Ixia. And what of the strange abilities that Yelena is slowly starting to manifest?

Poison Study is definitely a character driven book, focusing on the motivations, character, and growth of Yelena. As such, Snyder creates a complex, three dimensional protagonists with strengths, flaws, hopes and dreams that grows and changes throughout the novel. There are hints of some interesting world building going on here, too.

Its a solid, good novel, and I look forward to reading the remainder of the series.
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nytwlkr, May 9, 2008 (view all comments by nytwlkr)
started reading by accident. loved it. have also read the next two,loved them also. now waiting for the fourth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780778324331
Author:
Snyder, Maria V
Publisher:
Mira
Author:
Snyder, Maria
Author:
Snyder, Maria V.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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