Poison Study (Study, #1) (The Chronicles of Ixia, #1)

by Maria V Snyder

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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--.

  • ISBN10 0778324338
  • ISBN13 9780778324331
  • Publish Date 27 February 2007 (first published 27 September 2005)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country CA
  • Imprint Mira Books
  • Edition First Time Trade ed.
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 416
  • Language English