Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder's Study novels are unforgettable, emotional, powerful and compelling. Don't miss how it all began
Choose: a quick death
or slow poison
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll live to eat the best meals in the palaceand risk death from those trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
But after Yelena becomes a food taster, the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, feeds her Butterfly's Dustand only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death.
Her options shrink as disasters mount. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops powers she can't control. And her next choice might be fatal
"One of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it." Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"This is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it."
-Publishers Weekly on Poison Study, starred review
"Snyder delivers another excellent adventure."
-Publishers Weekly on Fire Study
"Snyder's clear, straightforward, yet beautifully descriptive style is refreshing, while the story itself is completely engrossing."
-RT Book Reviews on Magic Study
"Snyder deftly weaves information about glassblowing into her tale of magic and murder."
-Library Journal on Storm Glass
"A compelling new fantasy series."
-SFX magazine on Sea Glass
"Snyder's storytelling skills continue to build an involving story line with an engaging and resourceful heroine."
-Library Journal on Spy Glass
"Filled with Snyder's trademark sarcastic humor, fast-paced action and creepy villainy, Touch of Power is a spellbinding romantic adventure that will leave readers salivating for the next book in the series."
"The action in this book is non-stop, with many twists and turns to keep the reader guessing about what's in store on the next page."
-Examiner.com on Scent of Magic
"Snyder draws us in with her excellent, efficient storytelling, amusing dialogue and distinctive characters, all set within a well-crafted plot. A delight of a read!"
-RT Book Reviews on Taste of Darkness
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.