Maria V. Snyder
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Murder, mayhem and magic…
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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The writing is fluid and the pacing keeps you reading. The cover art is so laughably incorrect to the true nature of the book and I'm extremely happy for that.
The book was really good. There was not too much foreshadowing as to be annoying, and it kept me captivated enough to read in one sitting. I'm not sure what was up with the cover art, which doesn't have anything to do with this book.
The best series I have ever read. The ONLY one I could ever read twice and I think I'm going to read it a third time... I wish there were more to the series... I don't want to read about opal I want Yelena and Valek :(