New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue.
Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia is safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.
Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.
Oh, this book was so fantastic! I love reading Maria V. Snyder books, they're just so awesome, and this was more Yelena and Valek, which is even more so! I just loved reading this book so much, and I'm so glad that it exists!
This book picks up immediately after Shadow Study, with the suspicion that she's pregnant, and the hits and the action keep coming! Like the Commander acting in a way that hurt a lot, because we want him to be a good guy, but he wasn't acting like it!
Lots of great things happen in this book, like the relationship between Yelena and Valek deepens. Then some not so good stuff, like finding out more about what the bad guys are planning, because it's not good for the good guys!
How things wrap up, well, yeah. Valek changes a lot, because the last book was his past, and this one was his present and future, and he discovers some things about himself, and it changes him. But then there was the set up for what's going to be the main plot of Dawn Study, which I can't wait for!
Such a fantastic book, lots of discoveries, and yeah, I just can't wait to read more of this series!
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #2, The Chronicles of Ixia #8
Read: November 22nd, 2015
Reason Why: Because I absolutely love Maria V. Snyder's books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Expected Publication: January 26th 2016