Posts Tagged ‘Poison Study’

4450057Assassin Study is a quick novella, following Poison Study,  to give a brief link to the Magic Study. I loved the first book. Poison Study in the Study series. I usually don’t like to read mini sequels following the main novel, because I find them unnecessary and useless.

As everyone is busy cleaning up the mess after  Brazell and Mogkan, Valek discovers that an assassin has gone to hunt down Yelena as she travels to her ancestral homeland. Valek rushes to Sitia to intercept the assassin and rescue his love. Will Valek survive in Magic land of Sitia?  Who is this assassin trying to kill Yelena?

Its a quick read of around 15 pages. My rating: 2 out of 5.  There is not much of a story here, so you won’t miss much if you skip it. 

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Poison StudyPoison study is the first book in Study series and I totally liked the world created by author Maria V.Snyder. Great story development and amazing imagination.

Yelena is a orphan girl who is charged with murder and about to die. But she was given an option, quick death or slow poison. Upon her choice to become a food taster for the king she was given a slow poison, butterfly dust which will affect her if she won’t take the antidote everyday. Valek the chief of security who gave her the slow poison now has the antidote and makes sure that she can’t runaway with her new freedom. Slowly Yelena learns about different poisons and how to detect and check for them in food. If she fails in that then she is dead. But why is she a murderer? What is her story? Will she keep this job of food taster and wait for her antidote everyday?

I liked the romance blooming between Yelena and Valek. My rating: 4 out of 5. It is a total entertainer and a good read. There are 6 main books in the series and 3 sub books.