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Poison Study (Study, Book 1)
by Maria V. Snyder

Published: 2007-02-20
Paperback : 416 pages
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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 ...

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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 Dusté 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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by kristylea222 (see profile) 07/19/13
Our book club severed "poisoned" drinks such as My Love and Butterfly's Dust. We also made criollo inspired desserts using Nutella. There are plenty of food options throughout the book, especially from Rand's kitchen!

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by [email protected] (see profile) 06/10/21

I absolutely love this story!

 
  "A facinating new world"by kristylea222 (see profile) 07/19/13

I found this book very interesting on a political standpoint, as well as entertaining. Discovering Yelena's past and following her journey was entertaining and addicting.

 
  "Good character discussion"by Kathy E. (see profile) 04/07/09

The book was a good read. It was developed enough to keep our interest for the rest of the series. We thought the plot was well planned and understood. "A little confusing to put together ev... (read more)

 
  "Orphan is in prison for killing her captor, then gets second chance to live by becoming the commander's food taster"by elanders07 (see profile) 03/19/09

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy. It borders on teen fiction but is easily an adult read as well.

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