Poison Study

Author:   Maria V. Snyder
Publisher:   Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9781741167689


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 July 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Choose: A quick death or slow poison... On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve - on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose. Avoiding poison is the least of her troubles, however General Brazell, father of the man she killed, has vowed bloody revenge; she's beginning to have feelings for her captor, Valek; and someone is plotting the downfall of the current regime. In a desperate race against time, Yelena must learn to control the growing magical talent within her and master the demons of her past. The Commander's life, the future of Ixia and all those she loves depend on it.

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Author:   Maria V. Snyder
Publisher:   Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd
Imprint:   Harlequin Teen
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 13.10cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.90cm
Weight:   0.266kg
ISBN:  

9781741167689


ISBN 10:   174116768
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 July 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Mischa writes: Yelena has been given a choice. About to be executed for murder she is given the opportunity to live. But there's a catch...She has to take on the risky job of being the Commander of Ixia's food taster. <br />While studying poisons and dealing with her unyielding boss - Ixia's chief of security Valek - she finds that there are even worse challenges to face. Like the fact that the man she murdered still haunts her and now his loyal followers have found her and want to see her dead. And the fact that Valek has fed her Butterfly Dust, a slow effecting poison, to prevent her escape; if she doesn't have the antidote everyday, she will die. And what's the secret reason Yelena was really given the chance to live? And why does Valek always seem to come to her rescue whether it be from deadly poisons or from her armed enemies? <br />However, when Iris, a woman who has travelled all the way from the Illiais Jungle to see Yelena, shows up at the Commander's castle more questions begin to arise, only this time about her mysterious past. <br />There was never a dull moment in this thrilling magical tale. I have never fallen in love with a set of characters so deeply amazing before, and I sometimes had to remind myself that I didn't live in the beautiful snow of Ixia or the mysterious Illiais Jungle where Yelena travels on her courageous journeys.


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When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn't in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not exciting...at all. Bored at work and needing a creative outlet, she started writing fantasy and science fiction stories. Over a dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Masters of Arts degree in Writing from Seton Hill University, where she is now a faculty member. Her favorite color is red. She loves dogs, but is allergic, instead she has a big black tomcat named...Kitty (apparently naming cats isn't in her skill set either). Maria also has a husband and two children who are an inspiration for her writing when they aren't being a distraction. Note that she mentions her cat before her family. When she's not writing she's either playing volleyball, traveling, or taking pictures. Being a writer, though, is a ton of fun. Where else can you take fencing lessons, learn how to ride a horse, study martial arts, learn how to pick a lock, take glass blowing classes and attend Astronomy Camp and call it research? Maria will be the first one to tell you it's not working as a meteorologist. Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at MariaVSnyder.com. You can also follow Maria on Facebook and Goodreads.

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