Title: Fire Study
Author: Maria V Snyder
Publication: March 2008 by Mira
Description: 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.
I Give This Book 4 Stars
While this was a wonderful wrap up to the Study series, I found myself not as engaged as I was with the first two books. Perhaps the book is not entirely at fault since I was reading it during a hectic time. But, I found myself skimming sections, realizing I missed something important, and then having to go back and reread. There seemed to be lots of traveling around in this book, which seemed to distract from the actual story. Now, there is still some very exciting parts throughout the story. I still loved the characters. I enjoyed discovering what an actual Soulfinder is. I wasn't extremely surprised by the villain, although the extent of the devastation caused was horrible. I still would recommend this series to anyone. I will definitely be reading the Glass series by Maria Snyder. It's set in the same world with one of the characters brough to light in Magic Study (although she's in this one too).