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Poison Study (2005)

de Maria V. Snyder

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Sèrie: Yelena (1), Study (1), Chronicles of Ixia (1), Studies (1)

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4,5582851,858 (4.08)2 / 245
Yelena, about to be executed, is offered the job of food taster to the Commander of Ixia, but politics and magic keep threatening her life.
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  2. 133
    Els Jocs de la Fam de Suzanne Collins (stephxsu, MyriadBooks)
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  3. 70
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  4. 40
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  6. 40
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  7. 30
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  12. 20
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  13. 42
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  14. 20
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    terriko: Poison study reminded me of the whole Circle of Magic series, and the Circle Opens one.
  15. 21
    The Well of Shades de Juliet Marillier (Jen7waters)
    Jen7waters: Valek reminds me of Faolan.
  16. 10
    Angel-Seeker de Sharon Shinn (crazybatcow)
    crazybatcow: Very similar romantic fantasy themes. Mature but not graphic.
  17. 10
    The Goose Girl de Shannon Hale (FFortuna)
    FFortuna: Poison Study is more graphic.
  18. 10
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Es mostren 1-5 de 286 (següent | mostra-les totes)
A young woman haunted by a ghost she created and plagued by the terrors of her past, yearns for a freedom she will never have. She must play a poisonous game of spies and magicians; in which trust can be earned and lost in mere moments, loyalties can be forged and burned down, and love can perhaps be something more than just a dream.

This book has elements you've seen before arranged in such a way to submerge you before you even realize it. Truly a page turner. ( )
  sraazad | Jul 1, 2021 |
Everything about this book pleased me. Fantasy? Check. Strong female character? Check. Interesting setting? Check. I had to stop myself from skipping paragraphs to see what happened next. I'll be tracking down the sequel shortly. ( )
  taimoirai | Jun 25, 2021 |
I was seriously sick of this by the time it ended.

I went into this expecting a book about magic, poisons, mainly poisons, some romance, some plot, something about her experiences past, and maybe the slightest bit of continuity.

What I got was: ///////////////

You might not get it. See those jagged lines up there. That's what this book was. A roller coaster. One that has no idea when to go up or down. Something that was seriously a bumpy ride in the road.

Maybe I'm being a bit over dramatic. But the best way to describe this plot would be a jagged line, a bumpy road. Most books are smooth roads, with no time skips from paragraph to paragraph, no sudden revelations that have no emotional meaning, scenes done without finesse (I mean someone died, and that was the most anticlimatic scene in the book(it might not have been, given that most of this book was meh).

The first third of this book was absolutely dreadfully boring. After that, it became a bit interesting, which is why I decided to keep going with this. Around 50% into the book is where it really starts, and picks up pace.

A thing which seriously bothered me was, why doesn't she get her period? Or is that not what it's like in this fantasy world. If so, where can I get a ticket? Or not, since I have no wish of ever going into this fantasy world.

Now, spoilers: One thing I didn't get, was the commander portrayed as trans? I'm not trying to be offensive, I'm just genuinely confused as to whether that was the case because I didn't really understand that part?

I seriously hated the time skips in this one. Also, in the beginning Valek moved really fast with her training, too fast I think for a food-taster. I'm pretty sure you need to have a good sense of taste and smell to be a food taster, but here they pick people at random? Also, does it really take only a week or two to train food-tasters? Seriously!?!? Actually it might have been longer than a week or two, but like I said, there were time-skips which really confused me.


I'm just seriously bored with this book, and will most likely not be continuing this series ever in the future. ( )
  trisha_tomy | Jun 1, 2021 |
I really enjoyed the start of this series! ( )
  Ralphd00d | May 4, 2021 |
Enjoyable fantasy picked up in charity shop. ( )
  robert_goss | Apr 19, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 286 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Shivers, obsession, sleepless nights—these are the results not of one of the milder poisons that novice food-taster Yelena must learn during her harrowing job training but of newcomer Snyder's riveting fantasy that unites the intelligent political focus of George R.R. Martin with a subtle yet potent romance. Through a stroke of luck, Yelena escapes execution in exchange for tasting the food of the Commander, ruler of Ixia. Though confined to a dank prison cell and doomed to a painful death, Yelena slowly blooms again, caught up in castle politics. But some people are too impatient to wait for poison to finish off Yelena. With the help of Valek, her steely-nerved, cool-eyed boss and the Commander's head of security, she soon discovers that she has a starring role to play in Ixia's future—a role that could lead to her being put to death as a budding magician even if she hits each cue perfectly. The first in a series, this is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it.
 

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Snyder, Maria V.Autorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Zackman, GabraNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Ze zaten vrolijk met je te praten terwijl ze je vergif toedienden. - Kathy Brandt, een goede vriendin die de strijd verloor, ondanks chemotherapie
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To my husband, Rodney, for all the support he has given, is giving and will give. I'm spoiled rotten.

In loving memory of Frances Snyder, Jeanette and Joseph Scirrotto.

"They would talk to you and make jokes while they were feeding you poison."--Kathy Brandt on chemotherapy; a good friend who lost the battle
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Locked in darkness that surrounded me like a coffin, I had nothing to distract me from my memories.
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"But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” “That sounds more like a poison than a person,” was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me. “Exactly,” Valek replied. “You have poisoned me."
"What have I earned from you, Valek? Loyalty? Respect? Trust?" "You have my attention. But give me what I want, and you can have everything."
"Yelena, you've driven me crazy. You've caused me considerable trouble and I've contemplated ending your life twice since I've known you...but you slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart."
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