Touch of Power Laying hands upon the injured and dying Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself But rather than being honoured for her skills she is hunted Healers like Avry are accused of spre

  • Title: Touch of Power
  • Author: Maria V. Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780778313076
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself But rather than being honoured for her skills, she is hunted Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shocLaying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself But rather than being honoured for her skills, she is hunted Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture Their leader an enigmatic captor protector with powers of his own is unequivocal in his demands Avry must heal a plague stricken prince, the leader of a campaign against her people.As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for.

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    About “Maria V. Snyder

    1. Maria V. Snyder says:

      Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria s learned a thing or three about writing She s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she s been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, cause let s face it, they re cool, although she s been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at MariaVSnyder.

    2 thoughts on “Touch of Power

    1. Just go read this bookIS is how a novel should be done. I'll be talking more about it in my January wrap up video because IT WAS JUST SO FANTASTIC!!!!

    2. LOL - Every little star counts! Such shamelessness ;>Okay - so how weird is this?? I have the audio copy of TOP and it's read by Gabra Zackman, who did a fantastic job on my Study books. So I wanted to listen to a couple chapters of TOP to see how Gabra did the voices and pronounced the character namesI'm on Chapter 11! I've gotten sucked into my own book - how weird is that? I'll blame Gabra. She brings the story to life - it's a different experience from reading the book as she's acting it [...]

    3. On the surface, there is nothing wrong with Touch of Power. Avry, a 20-year old magic healer in a world where healers are persecuted and blamed for spreading deadly plague, is a nice character. She is kind, courageous, smart, strong, self-sacrificing, caring, self-sufficient, moral, a quick learner, a good friend (you see where I am going with it?) Avry's adventure is fast-paced, something exciting is constantly happening. There is no instalove. The magical system with 11 kinds of powers (one of [...]

    4. It's Maria V. Snyder people. She can do no wrong.“I can't decide what's worse. Losing family members or not having a family member to lose.”Unfortunately, that is a question many people had to ask themselves in the Fifteen Realms. A plague killed millions of poor souls, and the healers were the ones to blame, despised and on the run, hunted down and executed. The survivors were in no better condition than the dead, kingdoms and governments collapsed and among the ruins rose those who craved [...]

    5. “We’re really surprised you weren’t caught by the locals sooner,” Quain said.“We had a list of healers,” Loren said. “But by the time we learned of their location, they’d been executed. We always heard the same gossip. That they had been caught by doing something stupid.”“Like healing a child,” I said. My obvious weakness.That awkward moment when you love a book despite hating almost everything in itBook chemistry. It is very, very real, and this book is living proof that i [...]

    6. I avoided reading this book for a long time. I’d loved Poison Study but the word on the street was that the rest of the Study series wasn’t great and that Poison Study had been beginners luck. But I was kind of blown away by how much I loved Touch of Power. I simply couldn’t put it down and that flabbergasted me.This is one of those walking fantasy books where the characters spend a LOOOOOOONNNNGGGG TIIIIIIIIiiiimmmmeee goooooooooiiiiiinnnng plaaaaaaaaceeeees. However, there’s also heaps [...]

    7. 3.5 StarsAvry is a healer in a harsh world where healers are hunted, because everyone believes they started a plague. In fact, most healers have already been killed, and Avry has been in hiding for two years trying to avoid being murdered. She is soon abducted by a group of rogues who are trying to convince her to heal a prince that she really doesn't like. Throw in the fact that if she saves him, she loses her life and you see why they must convince her that the prince is worth saving. They tak [...]

    8. Rating Clarification: 3.5 - 4 StarsI know everyone loved The Study series, which I've yet to finish but honestly I enjoyed Touch of Power a lot more than I did Poison Study. Unlike the depressed and melodramatic atmosphere that I got from Poison Study, Touch of Power was a breath of fresh air. Don't get me wrong the first scene has the heroine listening to the tortured cries of a dying baby and contemplating whether or not she should heal her. But I loved Avry's "glass is half full" outlook on l [...]

    9. WOW.Just wow.There's a famous quote by Toni Morrison: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”For the past few years I've taken this quote to heart and written the types of things I love to read.But now I may as well just give up.Touch of Power is the perfect novel for me.Sure the writing style is different to mine, and I'd do a completely different approach, and there's nothing in plot, characters or themes that are remotely similar [...]

    10. SpoilersI enjoyed Snyder's Study series and I had high expectations for this… suffice to say it didn't deliver. Avry is a healer, she's been running and hiding for three years as anyone found to be a healer is executed, the healers are blamed for starting a plague that killed millions of people. Avry is in prison awaiting execution after it is discovered that she is a healer… she's saved from death by Kerrick and his friends who want her to heal their friend who is dying of the plague. Avry [...]

    11. I FINISHED A BOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A WEEK!! Since I was sick I fell into the worst slump ever and had absolutely no motivation to read but thank god this book pulled me out of my slump! It really was just a classic Maria V Snyder book and it was exactly what I needed. I really needed a basic fantasy since I have so many intimidating complex fantasy books waiting to be read that would have put me more in a slump. Thank god for this book, it was great.

    12. This book gave me no chance at all to deal with my physiological needs like a normal human being. I. Couldn't. Put. This. Down.Giving synopsis is not my strong suit so please don't expect one. And I think it's better to read this not knowing much of the premise anyway.Avry is my new favourite heroine. She's brave, stubborn, strong, kindhearted, selfless and has a great sense of humor which I appreciate a lot. I gave her an imaginary standing ovation everytime she stood her ground against Kerrick [...]

    13. My Rating: 3.5This book was a tiny bit of a let down for me. Having read a few of Maria V. Synder previous works, I was going into this all hype and ready. Seriouslye book started so good, I barely had time to even put an update. I was like:As I got further into the read the storyline began to drag and bored me to death. What saved this read was that I love Ms. Snyder style of writing and I knew if I soilder through I would definitely get to the pot of goal, at the end of the rainbow. The charac [...]

    14. 2 1/2 starsI am and will always be a huge fan of Maria V. Snyder’s first novel, Poison Study. In fact, this is a little bit embarrassing but…I’ve read it three times. And I’m still not tired of it. I’ve also read every single book that she’s published, but nothing has ever reached the level of that first love for me. I like the Glass series, but I don’t love it. The Inside/Out series is a cool sci-fi dystopian departure for her and I like it for that, but againn’t love it. So whe [...]

    15. I'm definitely coming at this book from a different perspective than a lot of people I know, many of whom have read and loved at the very least Poison Study, and often more of Maria V. Snyder's books. This is my first by her and to be honest, I'm underwhelmed.The concept is by far the strongest part of this book. Fifteen kingdoms, eleven types of magic, a land recovering from a deadly plague - glorious. While I have certain issues with the varieties of magic (they seem to almost-but-not-quite be [...]

    16. YASSS! I finished it! I really finished it after being tempted to just DNF so many times.I had a terrific experience reading Snyder's Poison Study. I remember the writing smooth and the world building vivid, so I expected the same thing from Touch of Power, but damn, I was so wrong. In this book, I found Snyder's writing a little amateurish. I had to check the publication dates of the Poison Study and Touch of Power to see which novel came first, and I was surprised to see that Poison Study was [...]

    17. I have absolutely no doubt that this book is going to be amazing!*After reading it*Yup, I was right. This book exceeded my expectations :)

    18. This review is for an ARC kindly given to me by the Vine UK Review program.Touch of Power is Poison Study good!!! *HUGE CHEER* I haven't enjoyed a book by Maria V Snyder so much in a long time (even though they are usually great); I stayed up reading til all hours and was even late to work because I couldn't put it down! I really hope you agree with me when you get a chance to read it. I would definitely recommend this as required reading for Maria fans ASAP!! I really liked Maria's new heroine [...]

    19. When I say that I was going into Touch of Powerwith astronomical expectations I wouldn't be exaggerating. I hope that the next books will be even better, but this one was great. Enjoyable, captivating read. My only problem was, that I had too much expectations after reading Poison Study series.The first half of this book was rather slow-paced, the characters were constantly walking somewhere through the woods and I was slightly bored at first. But halfway through the book, the story finally pick [...]

    20. I loved Snyder's first book, Poison Study, and since then I've been a faithful reader of everything she's written. I haven't actually enjoyed any of her books as much as PS, and I think I keep reading in hopes of discovering another book like that one. Alas, her most recent effort doesn't come close to PS for me.Snyder creates the kind of fantasy world I love, which has a nice medieval flavor. Snyder's never been one to info-dump in her stories, which I appreciate, but in this story I felt like [...]

    21. Actual Rating 2.5 starsThis book didn't make me feel. It was entertaining but that's all. There is no real story for most of the book. Many things happen but nothing traps you enough to want to keep reading. I almost din't finish it. Not because I did't like it, but because I wan't interested enough and it seemed as if I wouldn't be missing much if I did. I won't keep reading this series. I am sure the next installments would be pack with action, I just don't trust they would be emotionally enga [...]

    22. So I enjoyed this book, but didn't LOVE it. Poison Study (by this author) is one of my ALL TIME FAVES so I can't help compare all her other heroines to that one, and no one ever lives up to her 100%. I enjoyed the magic worldbuilding, for some reason I just felt one step ahead of the characters frequently. I didn't 100% feel the attraction between the two main characters either, so maybe that made me a bit less invested. I enjoyed the heroine's POV though, and am interested to see the second in [...]

    23. Rating, maybe 3.5? The book, as a whole, was a pretty solid read. The world itself was interesting. I enjoyed MOST of the characters and the plot of a bit slow at times but overall steady. I absolutely adored Avery. She is kind, caring, strong, smart, clever, all the things we like to see in a heroine. As a healer, she just wants to help people, even if the world hates her for it. But it had one major flaw for me, the romance.“The heart is a strange beast and not ruled by logic.”Ain't that t [...]

    24. The plague has spread wiping out millions of people, and healers are being blamed. Despite the fact that they've been helping people for generations, taking people's symptoms of illnesses and injuries upon themselves to save their fellow townsfolk, they are now being hunted and killed virtually on the spot. Avery has been on the run for over 3 years, but her natural urge to heal overpowers her. She heals a child, and is therefore caught. The night before her execution she's "rescued" and subsequ [...]

    25. Expected Publication Date: December 20th 2011Touch of Power was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Harlequin.Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!2.5 starsThe StorylineTouch of Power is a new series by Maria V. Snyder that introduces Avry of Kazan, a Healer who is able to take illnesses away from another and take them as her own. The only illness that she can’t take without expecting to survive is the plague. Unfortunately, people believe that Healers are the reason the plague e [...]

    26. 2.5 starsThis book just didn't do it for me. I was really hoping for another Poison Study, or even another Storm Glass…well, I got neither.There's no depth to Touch of Power, the underdeveloped characters fall flat and the world-building is equally thin. Kerrick, the 'love interest', is a ruthless prick who backhands, starves and exposes our heroine to the elements in the hope that a bit of hypothermia will crush her resolve. Charming. The villain of the piece gave her better consideration tha [...]

    27. Maria V. Snyder has lots of awesome ideas. Too bad she doesn't seem to know how to develop them to express their full potential. Because the potential is always there, but the execution turns out to be at least a bit sloppy more often than not. I started reading her books in an unconvential way, by picking up the trilogy that followed Yelena's. Then I read the first two books about Yelena and, after a year of having it in my kindle, this one. And every single time I end up thinking "this had muc [...]

    28. 3 stars rounded down to 3 starsThis book was great and when I read it I enjoyed it so much but I got bored when I began reading chapter 20 although there are something that I didn't like about this book. But I still quite enjoyed it.What I didn't like :With a strangled cry, Kerrick lost his temper. Belen lunged toward Kerick and I raised an arm to block Kerrick's strike, but we were to slow. Kerrick backhanded me across my cheek. The force of the blow sent me to the groundwhen I read that I was [...]

    29. One of the top fantasy’s I’ve ever read. Everything about this book’s subtle, the characters, the plot, the back stories, the world building. I was so immersed in the story that its quality, like everything else, really snuck up on me, and it was only when I paused about a third of the way through to digest everything I’d read that I really realized how good it was.The main character, Avry, is interesting even in the beginning but her character development is just phenomenal. She starts [...]

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