The apprenticeship is over— now the real test has begun.
When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena’s fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before.…
Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.
In a continuation of Yelena’s journey, we find her in Sitia and all the work to build up Cahil’s character is finally put to some use. He free’s Ferde and disappears into the Avibian desert. When Yelena finaaaally manages to capture him and the warpers he is working with and sends them back to the Citadel to be dealt with she is in for a surprise when she gets there and he has become the First Magicians best friend. This book had just enough suspense to keep me going, though my interest did start to lag around the middle of the book. A lot in this book seems like it could have been edited out to make the story a little faster paced. The fight scenes and rescues are beginning to feel a little repetitive. I was confused by Yelenas sudden distrust of moon man and would like to have seen more of Dax. All in all, I was pulled back in during the last two chapters and enjoyed the ending.I am curious to see what will become of Yelena in the next release of the series. Night Study is due to be published on January 26th, 2016.
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.