Poison Study (Yelena Zaltana #1) - Maria V. Snyder 8.34   51

Choose: A quick death or slow poison…

On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena is reprieved, but her relief is short-lived. She is to be the Commander of Ixia's food taster. Can Yelena learn all she needs to know about poisons before an assassin succeeds?

Her troubles have only just begun, however... Valek, her captor, has a uniquely cruel method to stop her escaping; General Brazell, father of the man she killed, still wants her dead; and someone is plotting against the Commander.

Resourceful and wily, Yelena gains friends, survival skills – and more than a few enemies. In a desperate race against time, the Commander's life, the future of Ixia and the secrets of her own past will be in her hands...


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Release date 2005
Details updated August 29, 2022

Yelena Zaltana :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 5 total works.

Main series The Chronicles of Ixia

Poison Study (Yelena Zaltana #1) 8.34   51
Magic Study (Yelena Zaltana #2) 7.68   38
Fire Study (Yelena Zaltana #3) 7.30   13
Assassin Study 10.00   1
Ice Study N/A

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