New York Times best-selling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.
Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond - and a family - that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.
Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall - and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.
With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician...and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.
©2017 Maria V. Snyder (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Wow!!!! Adventure, friends, love, and as always kept on the edge of my seat!!! I just can't get enough of this gang!!! Thank you for another amazing book!
Yes! Definitely. I have suggested these books to several people because I love the series so much. The series is not a hot sex filled book which I usually prefer but it's a great series. If the book ain't sex filled then it has to be good for me to read the series. This one is. Well worth the credit. Snyder does a great job. I have read and reread this series!! Its one of my all time favorites. Yalena and Valek have a sweet romance that develops throughout the series. I love love love this series. Bring on more!!
Gabri Zackman narrating a book is almost always a sure buy! She's one of the best!!!
Especaially this concluding book! I read the first three books, and listened to the last two. Now I wish i had the books to look back at! However, the narrator was amazing and I loved "hearing" Valek's voice and personality.
I was ecstatic when I found out that Ms. Snyder was writing a final three books to continue and conclude the story of Yelena and Valek. I've adored spending time in their world...I've laughed, loved, grieved and wept along with each of these characters and the world-wind of emotions has been wonderful. Dawn Study is everything I have come to expect from the Soulfinders series.
The inclusion of the different character's perspectives was great...particularly Valek and Janco. It really helps inform and round out the story, and provides real insight from characters which could only to be guessed at in the earlier books. The only difficulty is the eight year gap between the books (I know that the Glass series filled in some of those years, but still...). All of a sudden Fisk is seventeen and Valek is in his forties (I think).
It's a wonderful second trilogy to this series and I couldn't be happier with the ultimate conclusion. Smiles and tears, laughter and anger - Ms. Snyder continues to impress with the world of her imagination. Bravo!
This was the best book since Poison Study. I can't say it was worth all the books to get to this point since I wish the books could have been condensed into 3-4 books but I am happy for the conclusion.
Kind of anti climatic considering the intensity of the series... and weird how it ended with a plot point that wasn't introduced until only the last book.
At the end of the previous book I thought this was the concluding book, but thought I was wrong At the half way point. By the end, I'm pretty sure there doesn't need to be more. Glad to have gone on the whole adventure.
If I had only read the first book I would have been just as happy, but after making it three books in, you have to finish the series and it's worth it.
This book was as outstanding as the ray of the series. I laughed, I cried and I cheered through out this book. Please do not let this be the end of their stories, there is so much more to write about. V and Y's baby, V's brothers and sister, Y's family we need and want more!
I am an audio book junkie! ! In my real life I am an ER RN and Mom to a teenage son.
Another great story about these two and thier "herd". Although not my typical choice of paranormal story I got hooked on this series with the 1st book. The author has a great series which is entertaining and keeps moving, it never lulls or gets difficult to push through.
All of the characters in the main herd are interesting, i often find myself wondering more about each and what happens to each, esp Fisk.
I really hope this is not the end for this group, I want to know more!!
If you havent read any of this series start at the beginning, it will be wortth it!
I am a blogger for Sheila's Book Corner. There isn't a moment that goes by that I am not reading or listening to a book.
After years of waiting do they get their happily ever after? Ok so this series is phenomenal. Each and every time you think you have it figured out boom you don't. With a baby that sucks magic in her belly is she going to beat the cartel or will she finally be captured permanently. There just so much to love. All of my favorite characters from the other books in this series come back in this series finally. As much as I loved it it is sad to see the story end.
I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
I thought it was HAPPY ENDING to a great series. I love everything Maria writes. No spoilers, but well worth the credit!
"Really disappointing audio"
The narration for this book is poor. There are pauses where there shouldn't be, e.g. Councillor 'Pause' Bavol... and the narrators voice is flat, lifeless and hard to engage with. I'm a huge fan of this series and have waited a long time to hear Yelena and Valeks conclusion. I bought the audio book because it was released on Audible earlier than the UK paperback but will have to wait for the physical copy as I find my attention wandering with this version.
"Fantastic book following up on an awesome series"
fantastic book great narrator who offers lots of accents to differentiate the characters. the story line is standard poison study storyline. it does get a bit comical in parts about how many times people are 'rescued' from various situations but this book doesn't dissapointed and continues the story of Valek an Yelena beautifully.
"Maria does not fail to capture my attention"
Wow! what a blast! I've found myself stood in rapt attention to the story. All your favourite characters, adventure and excitement.
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