Maria V. Snyder is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, "Inside Out," and "Outside In." Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at MariaVSnyder.com.
Filled with Snyder's trademark sarcastic humor, fast-paced action and creepy villainy, Touch of Power is a spellbinding romantic adventure that will leave readers salivating for the next book in the series.-USA TODAY
The descriptions are vivid and draw you into the rugged journey across the mountains. You'll want to follow their voyage into the next book.-RT Book Reviews on Touch of Power This is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it.-Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Poison Study Snyder delivers another excellent adventure.-Publishers Weekly on Fire Study A compelling new fantasy series.-SFX magazine on Sea Glass
The last healer of the Fifteen Realms, Avry has spent time in hiding, allowing both friends and enemies to believe she's dead. As King Tohon continues his pursuit of power, using armies of undead soldiers to strike fear into his opponents, Avry must do all she can to defeat him, even if it means separation from Kerrick, the forest mage she has come to love. The sequel to Touch of Power takes its heroine and her companions into new dangers and more complex entanglements, revealing new sides to their characters. -VERDICT Even with the obligatory "cliff-hanger" ending common to series novels, Snyder's latest fantasy saga offers believable characters and a richly developed world setting. Fans of her "Study" (Poison Study; Magic Study; Fire Study) and "Glass" (Storm Glass; Sea Glass; Spy Glass) series will welcome another addition to Snyder's growing body of fantasy. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.