Books in series4
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  • 1
    Poison Study | Maria V. Snyder

    Poison Study

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman

    About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.

    Fantasy, with a touch of romance.

    I have to admit, I had some hesitation selecting this book as it was published by Harlequin (a publisher of which I am a little leery, as I expect to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2005 by A (WinnipegScotland)
  • 2
    Magic Study | Maria V. Snyder

    Magic Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman

    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....

    As good as Poison Study, perhaps better

    Please tell me there is going to be third book in this series. The story is far from finished, and the end of this book is wide open for another whole..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2006 by Kestrel (Oregon)
  • 3
    Fire Study | Maria V. Snyder

    Fire Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart.

    More please

    I love Maria V Snyder's books. More please. This was fast paced and just as interesting as the last two, Poison Study and Magic Study. Lots of new ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2008 by DKay (United States)
  • 4
    Shadow Study | Maria V. Snyder

    Shadow Study

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman

    Once, only her own life hung in the balance. Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands - and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger.

    Good but disappointing

    The narration and story were good.

    Reviewed on February 27 2015 by Terri (MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD, United States)