Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: LUNA Books
Release Date: September 1, 2006
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....
Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training—especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince—and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.
If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies...
Magic Study was a great edition to a great series. It was full of action, magic, and romance. Even though it wasn't as good as Poison Study, it just reinstated how much I like these books.
I love Yelena. She is pretty bad ass; I'm not going to lie. She has come a long way since the first book. In Magic Study, she is just getting used to her powers. Yelena is tough, but I still admire her loyalty.
I do love the world that Snyder has built. It is very unique. One of my favorite high fantasy worlds. There are so many interesting characters and powers in it.
Magic Study was a very good edition to the Study trilogy. I can't wait to pick up the final book.