by Maria V Snyder Book : Fiction
The war continues, and alliances are constantly shifting.    (2012-12-16)
Touch of Magic set forth a plague-ravaged and war-torn world. She introduces us to Avry, the healer travelling in hiding, with a bounty on her head and the death of her family on her conscious. We meet Kerrick, searching for a healer to save his childhood friend and prince. We have insane priestesses, power-crazy rulers and the menagerie that is Kerrick's allies.
Highs: Avry's sister's response to her reappearance was perhaps the most realistic emotional reaction in this book.
Lows: Does every book where a female has to teach a group of soldiers something have to include a pissing contest of some sort?
Verdict: If you really enjoyed Touch of Power, give this one a try if for no other reason than to get ready for the next book.
Further Reading: <a href="http://www.geeklitetc.com/2010/10/if-magic-breaks-what-happens-to-its.html">Elantris</a>, <a href="http://www.geeklitetc.com/2012/11/a-fairy-tale-retelling-that-doesnt-shy.html">Daughter of the Forest</a>
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