Once, only her own life hung in the balance…When Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. She survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia.
Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek.
Suddenly, though, dissent is rising. And Valek’s job—and his life—are in danger.
As Yelena tries to uncover her enemies, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked.And now she must find a way to keep not only herself but all that she holds dear alive.
A CHRONICLES OF IXIA NOVEL
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I give it - 4.5/5
My review - I love Maria V. Snyder. She is one of my favourite authors and ever since I first read Poison Study I have been such a big fan. So imagine my excitement when she announces another story in the series following Yelena and Valek and not only that! But I got to be a part of the blog tour and read this wonderful story early. Thanks to Mira UK for sending me the ebook proof!
First things first; I prefer the US cover so much more. Don't get me wrong the UK cover is beautiful and suits the story so well, I just think the US cover matches the others in the series. Well the covers I've got.
I love Yelena and Valek and reading about them again is such a thrill! I really enjoyed Shadow Study!
Nothing to me can ever beat Poison Study but I really enjoyed Shadow Study a lot. It was great reading about what happened to them after Fire Study; including Ari and Janco! Two of my favourite characters! They always give me a good laugh.
I really enjoyed the story line. It went in a different direction I actually thought it would have.
I LOVE Yelena and Valeks relationship! So, so, so much it's unreal. They have always been my favourite couple and always will be. There is just something about their relationship that makes me go woooooow *_*
THE ENDING OMG THE ENDING! What a way to keep me wanting more Maria! Just oh my goodness it was a shocker, well to be honest I kind of guessed it from the beginning but still!
I love all the different POVs as not only do we get Valek and Yelenas POV but we also get Jancos! And who doesn't love Janco?!
All in all this was a fantastic edition to the series and I cant wait for the next one to see what happens.