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Maria has done it again. This book, which is a continuation of Touch of Power, managed to live up to my expectations. We pick up where book one left off and Avery has survived her death. I know! No one knows Avery is alive so now is the perfect time to infiltrate the holy army. Written with wit and bite, you follow Avery and Kerrick on their separate adventures. Even though Avery and Kerrick are apart for most of the book you never lose the sense of connection they have with each other. The book keeps you engaged from page one and it’s easy to jump right back into the story. I do feel you have to read book one to follow along but overall a great book. She has amazing world building skills that really suck you in and her heroines are real butt kickers. A Rosa must read.
— Rosa, New Jersey
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle. Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon's opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead--human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat. War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible...again.
About the Author
Maria V. Snyder is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, "Inside Out," and "Outside In." Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at MariaVSnyder.com.
"Filled with Snyder's trademark sarcastic humor, fast-paced action and creepy villainy, Touch of Power is a spellbinding romantic adventure that will leave readers salivating for the next book in the series."-USA TODAY
"The descriptions are vivid and draw you into the rugged journey across the mountains. You'll want to follow their voyage into the next book."-RT Book Reviews on Touch of Power
"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
"Snyder delivers another excellent adventure."-Publishers Weekly on Fire Study
"A compelling new fantasy series."-SFX magazine on Sea Glass