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New York Times best-selling author Maria V. Snyder transports listeners back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger, and intrigue.

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia is safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threaten everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena, and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

©2016 Maria V. Snyder (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Waiting

Waiting inpatiently for the next book because of the cliff hanger end. Other wise I love it.

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  • Carlo
  • NJ, United States
  • 09-14-16

Maria V. Snyder THANK YOU

I missed these characters so much, every plot, every joke, every critical moment keeps me on my toes and wanting more.

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I love the series and this book is just as amazing

Absolutly loved it and can't wait for the next one!! finished it in a day!

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Awesome

Awesome read and continuation to the series. Can't wait to get the next book to the series.

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It's ok

I'm not sure if this book was disappointing because it's been a long time since I read the last book or because it's just a set up for the next book. Whichever I expected more.

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Great story

well developed characters, great story line. looking for other books by this author.
there are a look of unexpected twist in this story from the first book to the last.

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Back to interesting

The last few books have made me wonder if I'll quite before the end, but this one was exciting and interesting again. Can't wait to find out the final mysteries!

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  • Tori
  • Austin, TX United States
  • 04-14-16

Another hit!

I love all of Maria's books and this one was with the wait now to wait for the next book. As always she leaves you on the edge of your seat. Thanks Maria for another visit in your world with wonderful friends.

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  • Bethany
  • Cranston, RI, United States
  • 03-29-16

yelena & valek

i enjoy this series and this book was just ad good if not a bit better than the previous ones. i am looking forward to the next book which seems like it will be fantastic!!

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I am not enjoying this experience at all.

I've read all the previous books and fell in love... with the characters, the world's, the pace of the stories. This feels like an upward climb on a tall steep mountain. I am particularly not enjoying the voice telling the story nor the versions of voices for other characters. Perhaps Mrs Synder has not grown with us, the readers.

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  • Kelly
  • 02-06-16

Does not fail to deliver!

Oh my! As a big Yelena fan, I could not be happier with this audiobook instalment.

Since having children I've found less time to read and audiobooks have been a sanity saver on many occasions.

We found out a juicy tidbit at the end of the last book, which quite obviously dominates this one, but still immersed in adventure, sneakery and Janco <3

Gabra Zackman is a fabulous narrator.

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