Book Review: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
SYNOPSIS. They destroyed her world. But she’s their only hope . . . . Avry’s power to heal the sick should earn her respect in the plague-torn land of Kazan. Instead she is feared. Her kind are blamed for the horrifying disease that has taken hold of the nation.When Avry uses forbidden magic to save a dying child, she faces guillotine. Until a dark, mysterious man rescues her from prison cell. His people need Avry’s magic to save their dying prince. The very prince who first unleashed the plague on Kazan.Saving the prince is certain to kill Avry—yet she already faces a violent death. Now she must choose—use her healing touch to show the ultimate mercy or die a martyr to a lost cause?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Maria V. Snyder is the acclaimed author of the YELENA ZALTANA STUDY trilogy: POISON STUDY, MAGIC STUDY and FIRE STUDY. Maria changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.