About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to... show more
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust.
Publish date: September 21st 2007
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages no: 409
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 ...