Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, Inside Out, and Outside In. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at MariaVSnyder.com.
Avry of Kazan cures illnesses and wounds by laying hands on patients and absorbing the damage into herself. Because healers bear the blame for the spread of the plague that has ravaged the Fifteen Realms, she must hide her gift. After she's arrested for healing a child, Avry is freed by a band of men who need her skill to save a dying prince who had invaded her homeland. Torn between her reluctance to cure someone she hates and her attraction to her rescuer, Avry must decide about her true loyalties. VERDICT The author of the Study (Poison Study; Magic Study; Fire Study) and Glass trilogies (Storm Glass; Sea Glass; Spy Glass) launches a new series, blending fantasy adventure, romance, and intrigue. Recommended for her many readers as well as fans of Ilona Andrews and Robin D. Owens. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.