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Touch of Power | [Maria V. Snyder]

Touch of Power

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
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Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life….

©2012 Maria V. Snyder (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Amanda Bagley Idaho 06-10-12
    Amanda Bagley Idaho 06-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "One of my most favorite books!"
    Would you listen to Touch of Power again? Why?

    I've listened to this book more times than I can count! The characters are real and relate-able and the story line is intriguing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the main characters struggle for truth of who she is and self perservation


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Definitely the death lilies!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! I did!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miki San Jose, CA, United States 07-01-13
    Miki San Jose, CA, United States 07-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    I loved the story.
    It was exciting from the begining and never got bored.
    Happy that there is already the second book to this series.

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    Sherri Anchorage, AK, United States 04-18-13
    Sherri Anchorage, AK, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    YES and YES, great listen. Great Story! I want more.


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job as always. She has a great voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The next magically Love story.


    Any additional comments?

    I want the next book in the series!!!

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    Amazon Customer ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-10-13
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    I loved the world that was created with this book. Good sexual tension but not much sex. Kind of nice to have a slow build in the book. Overall good book.

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    Delores Fritch, TX, United States 02-13-13
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    I have found a new genre,

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    Amazon Customer Lakeside, CA, United States 02-11-13
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    Held my attention from the first was hard to put down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line.


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    Love the accent she used.


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    KK Washington, DC 02-11-13
    KK Washington, DC 02-11-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Really Enjoyed it!"

    I don't know if I liked it as much as I like Poison Study, but I seriously could not put this book down. There were points that got a little convoluted but I was so swept up in the rest of it that I didn't let it bother me much. Just when I thought it was going to end and be wrapped up with a neat little bow, the book would take you on another twist and it constantly kept me wondering how the hell is Avery going to get out of this or that fix. Definitely picking up the next book ASAP.

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    "Touch of Power"

    This is the first in a really great trilogy. The narrator did a great job, and the story kept a really good pace. The plot is about a struggle between powerful people (and former schoolmates) for leadership and rule of a land. The main character, who has been personally effected by decisions made by those powerful people, has the difficult task of understanding why good people do bad things as she tries to "pick sides". The twists and turns make it hard to put down. There is nothing predictable about this story line.

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    Kristy United States 01-25-13
    Kristy United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "New Ideas and great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because many of my friends like books along these types of story lines and it's a little different than the others we have read. I love the time period too!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Honestly picking a favorite is hard. They all have pasts that are revealed through out the story little by little that keep them all leaving ou wanting to know more!


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    My favorite is when the lead female character connects with the death lilly, there is a lot of info and questions from that one scene that sticks with you through the rest of the book.


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    Humans and Nature Meet as Equals!


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    Gabra Zackman does a decent job with the voices. There are a lot of male voices to portray and she does her best to give each one a unique quality. The emotion given during the read is o.k. not the best but not the worst by any means. The great story line kept me hooked no matter the narration anyway!

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    Michelle 01-02-13
    Michelle 01-02-13 Member Since 2004
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    "If you like Maria Snyder"

    Touch of Power is similar to Maria's other books.

    I find them entertaining, but the "heroine"s are a little too insecure and one dimensional in my opinion. I keep reading her books though because I love Maria's take on magic and the world's she creates.

    I think she should just spend a little more time developing her characters a little more and make them less predictable, otherwise I feel like I'm reading a teen novel.

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