“Graduated from being a poison taster…”
Author: Maria V Snyder
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+
Released: 16th May 2008 (UK Version)
I mentioned in my review for Poison Study that it was easy reading. Even though it has bad writing in some parts, it was the author’s first novel.
Now that I’m in the mood for more YA fiction, I feel like this series, and definitely the author’s second book, should be given a chance.
What kind of turns will this world and story take?
Warning! Contains spoilers for the first book!
Completing her apprenticeship could prove deadly…With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a year to master her magic – or face death – Yelena must begin her apprenticeship and travels to the Four Towers of the Magician’s Keep. But nothing in Sitia is familiar. Not the family to whom she is a stranger. Not the unsettling new facets of her magic. Nor the brother who resents her return.
As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her rare powers, a rogue magician emerges – and Yelena catches his eye. Suddenly she is embroiled in battle of good against evil. And once again it will be her magical abilities that will either save her life…or be her downfall.