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Poison Study Audiobook

Poison Study

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Publisher's Summary

Choose: A quick death...or slow poison.

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. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear.

Don't miss Magic Study, the sequel to Poison Study.

©2005 Maria V. Snyder
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

"Riveting fantasy that unites the intelligent political focus of George R.R. Martin with a subtle yet potent romance....The first in a series, this is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Alyx 06-02-17
    Alyx 06-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    I don't know why it took me so long to try this series, but I'm glad I finally did! And I'm equally glad I chose to listen to it on Audio. Outstanding narration for an already outstanding story❤️

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    Hayley Duquette 05-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Throne of Glass with poison"

    Not the most enthralling book I've read this year but still interesting enough to continue the series. My main complaint is the whitewashing of the cover; what's up with that? Otherwise, I enjoy the storyline, the capable heroine, and the hate-turned-love premise.

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    DLTyree 05-01-17
    DLTyree 05-01-17
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    "An amazing emotional roller-coaster."

    This is a title that left me sad that it ended and longing for more of the same.

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    Amazon Customer WICHITA, KS, US 03-08-17
    Amazon Customer WICHITA, KS, US 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "captivating"

    I live this series, I just got the last book and am relistening to all

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    Nix 02-23-17
    Nix 02-23-17
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    "Great story!"

    Loved it, I recommend it to anyone that enjoys fantasy. Yelena is a fantastic character.

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    ASchmalz 02-09-17
    ASchmalz 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A good solid listen"

    I liked this book. Unique concept, likeable (and hate-able) characters, great descriptions and an overall good story. One big plus for me - Yelena seems very plausible as a person. Some novels the heroine is either too stone cold and never effected or worn out, and others they come across very weak and winy. Yelena tires from physical and mental strain, but also rallies and talks herself through to find inner strength. She's seems like a much more balanced character, which drew me into the story rather than pushing away with some of the extremes I've seen in other books. Very well narrated. Not emotionless, but not whiny and obnoxious either.

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    Atma Khalsa 12-21-16
    Atma Khalsa 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it"

    Just my kind of book. Exciting, strong female lead, romantic - with a touch of humor. Getting the next one now!

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    Greg 11-30-16
    Greg 11-30-16
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    "An interesting story, worth a credit"
    Any additional comments?

    I am now two books into the series, and I think they are worth the credits. The story just flows nicely. I haven't found myself cringing at logic breaks or timeline breaks, but there do feel like a couple here and there, not enough to diminish much. Its a light story, so don't expect to get too buried in 30 characters with 25 different storylines like some other books. Not much more to say, but worth a credit.

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    font lover 11-04-16
    font lover 11-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    I enjoyed this book up until the end. A lot of build up with secret powers, only to really not use them. Love interest took too long to develop and fell short in the end.

    Overall an interesting concept. Plot twist kinda fell flat at the end.

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    Nicole 10-18-16
    Nicole 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Poison Study!"

    I finished this book in less than 24 hours. Once I started I could not stop. I highly recommend getting lost in this story.

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