{Review} Fire Study – Rebellion in Citia and Yelena’s Growing Abilities

Posted September 7, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

{Review} Fire Study – Rebellion in Citia and Yelena’s Growing AbilitiesFire Study by Maria V Snyder
Series: Study #3
Publisher: Harlequin (2008)
{11 hours and 20 minutes} (441 pages)
Also by this author: Poison Study, Magic Study
Also in this series: Poison Study, Magic Study
Reading Challenges: Read 2015


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…
Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.

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My Review

I so enjoyed reentering Maria V Snyder’s Citia and Ixia. This is a rather great universe. I love the magic and the characters.

This story starts with Yelena hoping to finally begin her studies into what her abilities actually are. Things don’t stay on track very long before the Sandseed Vermin and Kahil start muddling things up.

Yelena ends up traveling Citia and even into Ixia searching for answers. What is really going on in Citia? What is the real goal of the Vermin? None of the answers is really what Yelena expected.

This book sees Yelena growing in her knowledge of her abilities. She is learning what it really means to be a soulfinder. She is also growing as a person. She has to face the question of whether magic always corrupts and whether she is willing to risk everyone she loves. She makes difficult decisions and she grows.

Valek is back in this one. His relationship with Yelena is an interesting one. They each try to protect the other when it is painfully obvious that it has never worked that way before. They are both so invested in what is happening.

The way this book ends leaves some questions open. I may have to see how soon I can lay my hands on Shadow Study to find out what happens next.

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