Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Review: Fire Study (Study, #3) by Maria V. Snyder

The apprenticeship is over— now the real test has begun.

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before.…

Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.

How Snyder keeps coming up with these new twists and turns for Yelena is beyond me! Now Yelena's a soul finder and although it's a huge testimony to her amount of power and strength, not everyone finds this to be good news. This of course complicates her already complicated life even more. I think the girl deserves a break, but as the last installment in the series I think one way or another things will be tied up in her story.

With some being weary of Yelena's new power status readers have to read on to discover her fate, as it is in the Council's hands at the moment. With blood magic threatening her, her home and those she loves and holds dear, Yelena faces her greatest test yet. Although she has friends and family to help her she's still very much on her own. Her relationship with Valek is tested. He wants to help and hates to be left out of an adventure, while at the same time putting the commander and Ixia first and foremost in his priorities. Yelena needs help and trusts no one as much as Valek but she also doesn't want him to get hurt.

Ari and Janco are back to be in the thick of things and I fell in love with them even more. They're the two big brothers I never had but always wanted. Prince Cahill made me like him against all odds with the exception of his hatred towards Valek, and he does test my patience but still there's something about him that's infectious. Opal Cowan plays a larger part in this one and mainly I think that's to set up her own series that Snyder wrote to follow the study series. I enjoyed her and loved the way Snyder set everything up and then delivered the results to perfection. I'm anxious to get in to the Glass series, Opal's story and hope I get to see and hear more about my favorites in those books as well.

I gave Fire Study (Study, #3) 4 shamrocks!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I want to start reading this series. It sounds so good! Thanks for the review :)



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