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Magic Study | [Maria V. Snyder]

Magic Study

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways, and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....
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Publisher's Summary

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways, and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better.

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training, especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince, and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies.

Magic Study is the sequel to Poison Study and our Editors' Pick for Romance. Find out what else made Audible's Best of 2006 list.

©2006 Maria V. Snyder; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Family betrayal, a power-mad serial killer, and a potential diplomatic crisis threaten the independent-minded heroine of Snyder's fine sequel to Poison Study....Snyder's lively, charming mix of romance and fantasy is sure to gain her new fans." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Laura Germantown, TN, USA 02-22-07
    Laura Germantown, TN, USA 02-22-07
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    "Great Fantasy Series"

    This is the second in what is a great fantasy series. Yelena is a great character. She has a lot of depth. This story follows Yelena to her family, who she was seperated from as a child. She always believed that she was an orphan, but found out in the first book of the series, Poison Study, that she was kidnapped. Yelena has a lot of trouble fitting in with her family and is a little relieved when it is time for her to leave them so that she can go study magic. Trouble brews at the magic school when magicians get kidnapped and killed. Yelena jumps in to investigate and gets herself in a lot of trouble on the way. The book has lots of action and I can't wait for the next one. A must read.

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    David 02-01-07
    David 02-01-07
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    "2nd in a series?"

    I hope Maria is writing Part 3 now! Poison Study was as wonderful as this. The 2 Books definately worth the time and money. Maria, hope there are many more to come. Thanks.

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    Carlos Bradenton, FL, USA 01-01-07
    Carlos Bradenton, FL, USA 01-01-07
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    "Magic Study"

    Good Audiobook. Both the Story and the Reader were quite good.

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    Amy Charlotte, NC, USA 04-19-07
    Amy Charlotte, NC, USA 04-19-07
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    "Lacking"

    Although the story begins well, I could not listen past the first 2 chapters. It did not hold my attention. Although I typically like this genre, I found this novel (what I heard) lacking.

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    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 03-01-07
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 03-01-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Give me a Break!"

    Did I miss something? If Xenon the warrior is your type of romance this may be the romance novel for you. I found myself laughing at the ridiculous reading and downright silly plot line. I kept hoping it would get better as the book plodded or more like trudged along in its ubsurd storyline. It never did. I really don't understand how this could possibly make a top list of anything, much less romance. So for anyone thinking of buying this book. In my best transylvanian accent I will reach for a strand of power to tell you DONT!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Wing Redlands, CA United States 09-28-08
    Kathleen Wing Redlands, CA United States 09-28-08

    I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.

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    "Terrible"

    This book put me to sleep - I could not even begin to get through it.

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    Patricia United States 08-21-09
    Patricia United States 08-21-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Boring!"

    I have so many wonderful books on my iPOD that it distresses me to click on one that doesn't work for me. I am an eclectic reader, but don't like books where I don't connect with the characters, find the story dull or repetitive, and worst of all, can't wait until it is finished so I can move on to the next book. This was one of those books that just did not engage me.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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