Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

3.93 · 396 ratings
  • Poison Study (Study #1)

    Poison Study (Study #1)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    · 168 ratings · published 2007

    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... more

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  • Assassin Study (Study #1.5)

    Assassin Study (Study #1.5)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · 33 ratings · published 2008

    Yelena, the heroine of Maria V. Snyder's stunning debut novel Poison Study , is on her way to her ancestral homeland of Sitia to be reunited with her family and to learn more about her magical powers. An order of execution hangs over her head should she ever return to Ixia. But her true love, Valek, quickly learns that an assassin has taken it upon himself to make sure Yelena doesn't reach her destination... more

  • Magic Study (Study #2)

    Magic Study (Study #2)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    · 86 ratings · published 2008

    YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS BAD WHEN YOU MISS YOUR DAYS AS A POISON TASTER... 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... more

  • Fire Study (Study #3)

    Fire Study (Study #3)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 63 ratings · published 2008

    The apprenticeship is over—now the real test has begun. 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. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before.. more

  • Power Study (Study #3.5)

    Power Study (Study #3.5)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 3.81 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings · published 2008

    Ari and Janco deal with a Sandseed Story Weaver and a cocky young soldier while Valek is off helping Yelena.

  • Ice Study (Study #3.6)

    Ice Study (Study #3.6)

    Maria V. Snyder

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings · published 2009

    This is a short story about Yelena and Valek as they race to keep the powerful Ice Moon from a rogue magician.

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