Title: Fire Study (Study #3)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Published By: Mira (March 1, 2008)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars
The apprenticeship is over—now the real test has begun.
When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before....
Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.
This was such a great series and the last book was no exception. My only regret is that Valek didn't really show up in the book until almost half way through. I really love seeing how he and Yelena interact together.
I loved that we got a lot of Ari and Janco in this book, I really love these side characters. They provided a lot of comic relief throughout the series and gave Yelena something she truly needed, friends and a sense of family.
I love that her and Leif made amends and seem to be on the road to true recovery and forgiveness and that they both have accepted past wrongs and are willing to move on together and be a true family.
I am super sad to see this series end. I am quite surprised by how attached I got to all the characters through the books.
I am so glad there is a spin off series and can't wait to read and learn more about Opal and her glassblowing abilities and am truly hoping that we get glimpses of Yelena and Valek, Leif, Ari and Janco as well.