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The Resource Poison study, Maria V. Snyder

Poison study, Maria V. Snyder

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Poison study
Title
Poison study
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Maria V. Snyder
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Language
eng
Summary
Choose: A quick death . . . Or slow poison . . . 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 -- and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ 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. Agent, Sally Wecksler and Joann Amparan-Close. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 12, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 36, p48)
  • Convicted of murdering a general's son, Yelena faces death by hanging until she is offered a reprieve by Valek, the commander of Ixia's chief of security. He will spare her life if she will become his poison taster. As Yelena learns to discern the slightest hint of poison in food and drink, she also discovers that some people want her dead. As tensions mount in Ixia, from rebels within and enemies without, Yelena discovers a growing magical talent within her that she cannot control. Snyder's first novel, a series opener, provides a compelling look at a woman caught in an impossible situation, living each day on the edge of dying. The author's talent for storytelling bodes well for her continuing career as a strong contributor to the genre. For most fantasy collections. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed October 15, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 17, p51)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
138244
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DLC
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Snyder, Maria V
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.N937
LC item number
P65 2005
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Study series
Series volume
1
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  • Fantasy fiction
  • Poisoning
Label
Poison study, Maria V. Snyder
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000040073571
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
361 p.
Isbn
9781741167689
Lccn
2006271650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)60787293
Label
Poison study, Maria V. Snyder
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040073571
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
361 p.
Isbn
9781741167689
Lccn
2006271650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)60787293

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