5 proper page-turnerDAVIETN | 08/04/2010 | See all DAVIETN's reviews (4)I've just started reading this book, the 3rd in the Yelena Zaltana series. The previous two books (Poison Study, Magic Study) were excellent. The plot centres around Yelena for the whole of the book and doesn't twist and turn and branch off to other minor or supporting characters like many other authors tend to do. This keeps the story extremely fast paced - every page is about Yelena - and it just sucks you in. Normally I read a few pages, maybe a chapter before I go to sleep. These books kept me up until the early hours of the morning - I just couldn't put them down. From the 30 or so pages I've read so far, this 3rd installment is no exception- I have to force myself to stop reading after a few chapters otherwise I'd go through the whole thing in one or two sessions!I just hope Maria V Snyder keeps writing these excellent stories - as long as she does and they stay this good, I'll keep buying them.