Poison Study

By Maria V. Snyder
(Mira, Paperback, 9780778327110, 416pp.)

Publication Date: December 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“Despite her magical powers, Yelena is practical and down-to-earth -- traits necessary for survival as the Commander's food-taster. As she copes with the political struggles of the present, Yelena learns how to overcome the horrors of her past. This is a book you'll stay up late to finish.”
-- Beth Hull, The Avid Reader, Davis, CA


Description

Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die—but according to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.

But the same law that condemns me may also save me. Ixia's food taster—chosen to ensure that the Commander's food is not poisoned—has died. And by law, the next prisoner who is scheduled to be executed—me—must be offered the position.

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