I must admit that I wanted to read Poison Study ever since I saw it online. I wanted to know what this book is about, as its title is quite intriguing. Now that I’ve read it, I must say it is a remarkable fantasy book, due to its story and style.
Choose: A quick death or a poison study
In Ixia, the Commander condemns to death everyone who have murdered, regardless of their reason. Even if the murder is made from the legitimate defense, crime is banned in this land. So is the magic, which is considered to be dangerous. Thus, all those with magical powers are condemned to death, without mercy, and without exception.
Yelena is about to be hanged, as she killed Reyad a year ago, the son of Brazell, in whose orphanage she was raised. But she’s taken to Valek’s office, the chief of security. Valek makes Yelena an unexpected proposal, so she has a choice between accepting her punishment and being hung or starting to work as a food taster for the Commander.
Yelena accepts the proposal, so she begins the poison study. From the first time, Valek poisons her with Butterfly’s Dust. This poison has an antidote that must be administered every morning. Otherwise, the poisoned one would be killed by the poison on the second day.
Spies, informants, magic, and poisons
Once she becomes a food taster, Yelena needs to face various risks. Actually, she risks her life every time she tastes Commander Ambrose’s food. The poison study seems to go well, Yelena is ambitious and she even dares to dream she might escape someday from this trouble.
However, Brazell is even more dangerous than the poison study and tasting the food and drinks. Determined to take revenge for his son’s death, he can’t accept Yelena has got a new chance to live. He orders his guards to kill Yelena, and she has to deal with them.
Besides all this, there are the other servants in the castle. Yelena does not know who she can trust and who she can’t trust. Over time, she gets close to some people at the castle. But can she really trust these people?
Along with all the problems she faces, Yelena has yet another one to overcome: she is pursued by a magician master. Yris tries to kill Yelena, but she escapes with Valek’s help.
And, as if all these problems are not enough, Yelena has to face the past. The memories of the orphanage, of Brazell and Reyad accompany her all the way. Moreover, Reyad continues to haunt her existence, right in the most critical moments for her.
Poison study – a fantasy filled with suspense
Poison Study is a fantasy book that the reader can see running right in front of his eyes as he reads. Along with the details that are specific to any fantasy book, this story is filled with suspense. The reader accompanies Yelena through her
The reader accompanies Yelena through her attempts to escape with life from all the situations she encounters. As I told you, Yelena lives not only under the threat of poisoning but under many other types of threats coming from different people. However, in all this context filled with suspense and excitement, there is a love story in the book, as well. This love story adds an optimism accent to the story.
I have to tell you that “Study of poison” is a book that pleasantly surprised me. Although the fantasy books are among my favorites, it seemed to be one of those different books that come with a new, fresh breath, in a fairly well-exploited genre. Now, I can’t wait for the second book of the series to appear, so I see how the story goes on.
So, if you like fantasy books and you want a book to keep you interested in the story from the beginning to the end, “Study of poison” is the right book for you.