Book 2 of the Yelena Zaltana trilogy
About Magic Study:
You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster...Source: Info in the About Magic Study was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46202.Magic_Study on 15/04/2011.
With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....
Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training—especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince—and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.
If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies..
This being book 2, the character development and world building was done already in book 1, Poison Study, and continued with the same masterful flair in Magic Study. I also love the author's "voice" but I do not like the way the protagonist constantly act stupid in the author's blatant effort to give the story more drama. Good read none the less. Great follow-up to Poison Study.
World Building = 5
Character Development = 4
Story Telling Quality = 5
Plot = 3
Pace = 4
Ending = 4.5
Cover Art = 5
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries
Other Books In The Yelena Zaltana Trilogy:
My review of Poison Study is here.