Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die—but according to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.But the same law that condemns me may also save me.... show more
Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die—but according to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.But the same law that condemns me may also save me. Ixia's food taster—chosen to ensure that the Commander's food is not poisoned—has died. And by law, the next prisoner who is scheduled to be executed—me—must be offered the position.
Publish date: November 18th 2008
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Study (#1)
This book was so good! I love he world that Maria v. Snyder has created. It is such an interesting place. The characters in this were just awesome. Janco and Ari are my favorite and they are just hilarious. They have a great friendship and I just love it. I loved all of the other characters as...
A young woman on death's door agrees to become the food taster for the Commander, the highest ruling official of Ixia. This book did not capture my attention as quickly as the Healer series by Maria V. Snyder, but it was still enjoyable. Yelena was an interesting character, constantly hinged between...
As the first book in this series we find author Ms Snyder creating and explaining her new world to us and does so with delightful and intricate detail. The characters of Yelena and Valek are deep with many layers. The mystery and intrigue will keep you on the edge of your chair. While I may not like...
Fun story, elementary execution. The writing is so bad I almost couldn't finish. I'm not going to read book 2--I've got too many other, better, books to give my time to. The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained
This book did not start out well for me. And I have to say that that was entirely my fault. Due to my arbitrary mood at the time, I felt the incredibly overwhelming urge to nitpick, and this was prime nitpicking material. Words used twice in the same paragraph? Ugh, same old YA writing habits. Then ...