Series: Yelena Zaltana / Study Series (Book #1) Published: September 21st 2007 by Mira Books
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: -
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… 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…
At the start of this book I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it because i found the Generals and which "MD" they belonged to to be very confusing. But to my suprise I found this book to be very enjoyable, I found the characters had been written really well and I found myself really liking the characters of Ari and Janco. But most of all what I loved about this book was the adventure and action throughout. Overall I thought this was a great start to what seems like a very promising series and I am definitley going to be picking up the next book.