Fans of high-spirited adventure, intrigue and romance will celebrate the third book (after 2007's Magic Study) in the saga of reluctant mage and diplomat Yelena Zaltana. The news that Yelena is a Soulfinder, able to manipulate the spirits of the dead and the living, hasn't made her popular with the inhabitants of Sitia's Magician's Keep, since the last Soulfinder turned people into mindless slaves. First Magician Roze Featherstone's hostility toward Yelena increases until the Sitian Council decides to send Yelena north as diplomatic liaison to the rival nation of Ixia. When Roze takes over the council, imprisoning her rivals and driving the nation to the brink of war with Ixia, Yelena is caught between her duties as liaison, her love for Ixian intelligence officer Valek and her fear of her own power, which she must embrace fully to defeat Roze and restore the council. Snyder delivers another excellent adventure, deftly balancing international and local hostilities against Yelena's personal struggles. (Mar.)
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Fire Study is the least favorite for me in this series. It almost felt like the author was bored with it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Das Englisch von Königin
Finally, a conclusion!
I really liked this book. The writer is becoming better at writing, but still writes one dimensional characters and doesn't write tension. Read more
This is the third book in the series and, even though there are more books to come, I would be satisfied it were the conclusion. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
I love these characters, but the series does get weaker and weaker as it goes. Read more
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Yelena has come a long way since languishing in the Commander’s dungeon for a year after committing murder. Read more
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