Book – Magic Study
Author – Maria V Snyder
Year – 2006
Genre – Fantasy
Lent to me by Faye Braggins
Having read the first in this trilogy the other week, I was very pleased when Faye lent me the second book, and read the whole thing without even breaking for more than a cup of coffee – this week has been littered with me reading until the small hours of the morning.
It’s often pretty hard to write a review of the second of a series, as it tends to be much more of the same, but when you are reading a book of as good a quality as this, then that is certainly not a bad thing. This time, our lead – Yelana – has graduated on from being a poison taster to a junior magician, and we follow her south to a land where magic is more tolerated than the setting of the first book. I don’t want to say too much more, as any plot points about a second book tend to give away spoilers from the first, and if there’s one thing I despise then it is spoilers.
In short, it is a very similar summary to the first book – if you are a fan of fantasy books, then give this series a whirl. I very much doubt that you will be disappointed.