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Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #4 / Soulfinder #1 Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: February 25th, 2015
Once, only her own life hung in the balance.
Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.
Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job - and his life - are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret - or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is - while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.
Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous.
Why Shadow Study?
Maria V. Snyder has been one of my favorite authors since Poison Study, so I am absolutely elated that she is continuing the series! I actually wanted to make Shadow Study my WoW shortly after Maria announced it, but there wasn't a cover. I am delighted to make this my first WoW since returning from my blogging hiatus. :P Poison Study is also my favorite book in the series, and this one seems much more like Poison than Magic & Fire, so I have very high hopes for this one.