This story takes place in a magical land that has been plagued by well, The Plague. The main character is the last known healer - who is about to get executed. She gets rescued but only to save a king. And if she saves him she causes her own death. It an adventure with magic, love and spots of humor. The bad guys are really bad and the heroes are very hero worthy. Book 1 of the series. I'm going to pick up her backlist to read!
— Rosa, New Jersey
Magician, heal thyself. Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos. Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince--leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...."Maria V. Snyder makes readers believe in her world and the characters she creates, a writer's form of magic." --The Best Reviews
"Fans of high-spirited adventure, intrigue and romance will celebrate."
-Publishers Weekly on Fire Study
"This is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it."
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review on Poison Study
"The rare sequel to live up to the promise of its predecessor, Magic Study is a wonderful combination of romance and fantasy."
-Audible.com (Editor's Pick: Best of 2006-Romance)