Saturday, May 8, 2010

Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

Released: 2008

Magic Study is the second book in Maria V. Snyder's "Study" series featuring Yelena Zaltana, a prisoner turned-poison taster, and now turned-magician who embarks on mastering her magic talent.

Yelena has escaped the kingdom and now meets her estranged family, who teaches her how to gain more insight into mastering her natural powers. In comparison to Poison Study, Magic Study contains less intrigue, action and adventure, but explores further character development as this book sets us up for the rest of the series. Magic Study almost reads like a teaser to the next book, which is called Fire Study, and is mostly comprised of training sequences as Yelena embraces her talent.

                                               Poison Study        Fire Study (Study, Book 3)


  1. I found the description of the rape in the first book quite disturbing. Is there anything like that in this one?

  2. Now that you mention it, the rape in the first book WAS disturbing, I remember it!

    Thankfully, there are no rape scenes in this book!


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