Poison Study

Poison Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 0369700570
ISBN 13: 9780369700575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poison Study Book Review:

Choose: a quick death… or slow poison… Locked deep in the palace dungeon for killing her abuser, Yelena knows she’ll never be free again. The laws in Ixia are strict, and murderers must be executed, no matter the reason. But just as she’s resigned herself to her fate, she’s offered an extraordinary reprieve. As the food taster, Yelena will eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace — and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. To make matters worse, the chief of security deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again, and in order to survive, she must unravel the secrets behind the past she’s been running from. Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Poison Study

Poison Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN 10: 1459248260
ISBN 13: 9781459248267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poison Study Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder Choose: a quick death… or slow poison… Locked deep in the palace dungeon for killing her abuser, Yelena knows she’ll never be free again. The laws in Ixia are strict, and murderers must be executed, no matter the reason. But just as she’s resigned herself to her fate, she’s offered an extraordinary reprieve. As the food taster, Yelena will eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. To make matters worse, the chief of security deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again, and in order to survive, she must unravel the secrets behind the past she’s been running from. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Fire Study

Fire Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN 10: 0369701372
ISBN 13: 9780369701374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Study Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder 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, she faces mistrust and fear in Sitia. What’s more, she keeps discovering new, unusual sides of her abilities. 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… The road to Ixia is fraught with peril, and sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills. But the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Along the way, she’ll encounter allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty, and be forced to confront an impossible choice as whispers of war emerge. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the lands she holds dear. Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Magic Study

Magic Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-08-10
ISBN 10: 0369700643
ISBN 13: 9780369700643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic Study Book Review:

Beyond Ixia, the roots of magic run deep… After the discovery of her magical abilities leads to an execution order, Yelena has no choice but to flee to Sitia, her long-lost birthplace. There, she has the chance to meet the family she never knew. But Sitia is unfamiliar, and she’s treated with suspicion and even hatred by the people she thought she could trust — including her own brother. Then Yelena is given the chance to travel to Sitia’s capital. In the Citadel, she’ll have the chance to hone her magical abilities under the tutelage of master magicians. As she learns the laws of magic — Yelena also discovers those who will do anything to break them. And when a rogue magician who targets young female victims emerges, Yelena must put her life at risk to stop him. Will her newfound magic save Yelena — or will it be her downfall? Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Shadow Study

Shadow Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 0369701445
ISBN 13: 9780369701442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Study Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder Once, only her own life hung in the balance... When Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. Now, she’s become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Through wits and magic, she’s able to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek. But as old rivalries begin to emerge, Yelena discovers sinister plots that threaten to unravel the carefully won peace. Valek’s job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Her days as a poison taster are long gone. But without her magic, Yelena must once again rely on wits and skill to survive… Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V. Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Dawn Study

Dawn Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN 10: 0369701674
ISBN 13: 9780369701671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawn Study Book Review:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder A family forged in war, a future worth fighting for… Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek forged an irrevocable bond - and a family - that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia. Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall - and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal. With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician...and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything. Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V. Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

Assassin Study

Assassin Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1489214380
ISBN 13: 9781489214386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassin Study Book Review:

Yelena, the heroine of Maria V. Snyder's stunning novel Poison Study, is on her way to her ancestral homeland of Sitia to be reunited with her family and to learn more about her magical powers. An order of execution hangs over her head should she ever return to Ixia. But her true love, Valek, quickly learns that an assassin has taken it upon himself to make sure Yelena doesn't reach her destination. As Ixia's chief of security, and a highly skilled assassin himself, can Valek track down the killer in time to save Yelena's life?

The Chronicles Of Ixia (Books 1-6): Poison Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Magic Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Fire Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Storm Glass (The Glass Series) / Sea Glass (The Glass Series) / Spy Glass (The Glass Series)

The Chronicles Of Ixia (Books 1-6): Poison Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Magic Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Fire Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Storm Glass (The Glass Series) / Sea Glass (The Glass Series) / Spy Glass (The Glass Series)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 2000
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 1472083911
ISBN 13: 9781472083913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chronicles Of Ixia (Books 1-6): Poison Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Magic Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Fire Study (The Chronicles of Ixia) / Storm Glass (The Glass Series) / Sea Glass (The Glass Series) / Spy Glass (The Glass Series) Book Review:

Let fantasy star Maria V. Snyder steal you away to a darkly enchanting world of powerful magic and dangerous deeds in these six incredible stories from The Chronicles of Ixia series, following young magicians Yelena Zaltana and Opal Cowan on a dark and deadly journey.

Storm Glass

Storm Glass
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 1488086206
ISBN 13: 9781488086205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Glass Book Review:

Award-winning author Maria V. Snyder brings readers into a world of molten magic, where storms can be captured within a glass orb and a magician's powers can remain hidden…until challenged by enemy forces. As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan understands trial by fire. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it from happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap into a new kind of magic. Yet the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control her powers…powers that could lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

Night Study (The Chronicles of Ixia, Book 8)

Night Study (The Chronicles of Ixia, Book 8)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 1474045189
ISBN 13: 9781474045186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Study (The Chronicles of Ixia, Book 8) Book Review:

Bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue.

Ice Study

Ice Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 1489226613
ISBN 13: 9781489226617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Study Book Review:

The prequel to Shadow Study, this novella is the perfect story to get you ready for the next part of Yelena and Valek's journey. After the events of Fire Study, Yelena and Valek's sabattical is cut short as they race to stop Owen Moon, rogue magician, from stealing the dangerous and highly sought after Ice Moon from the Commander's diamond mine.

Touch of Power

Touch of Power
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 1488098336
ISBN 13: 9781488098338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touch of Power Book Review:

Dive into the compelling mystical world of the Healer series by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder. Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, 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—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. Because the price of peace may well be her life… Originally published in 2010

The Fire Opal

The Fire Opal
Author: Catherine Asaro
Publsiher: LUNA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 1426806213
ISBN 13: 9781426806216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fire Opal Book Review:

Deep in the sun-drenched desert, priestess Ginger-Sun carries the power of shape mages. And whispers abound: Is she descended from the beloved Sunset Goddess, or are her nighttime rituals filled with wickedness? Ginger herself is uncertain, until a stranger is left for dead at her feet. Thence her magic begins to burn. Fate makes Ginger the stranger's wife and therefore a target for those who would murder this man to crown another—and force her magic into twisted ferocity. For unless Ginger masters her dark powers, violence will rein in Taka Mal—and in her soul.

Sea Glass

Sea Glass
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 1460318005
ISBN 13: 9781460318003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Glass Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author MARIA V. SNYDER brings readers into a world of molten magic, where a magician's power can remain hidden…until challenged by enemy forces. "I can drain a magician of his powers. All I need is a glass orb in my hands…" Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because another man—now her prisoner—claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. And now everyone is after her special powers for their own deadly gain…. www.mariavsnyder.com

Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Frederick W Gibbs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN 10: 1317079329
ISBN 13: 9781317079323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe Book Review:

This book presents a uniquely broad and pioneering history of premodern toxicology by exploring how late medieval and early modern (c. 1200–1600) physicians discussed the relationship between poison, medicine, and disease. Drawing from a wide range of medical and natural philosophical texts—with an emphasis on treatises that focused on poison, pharmacotherapeutics, plague, and the nature of disease—this study brings to light premodern physicians' debates about the potential existence, nature, and properties of a category of substance theoretically harmful to the human body in even the smallest amount. Focusing on the category of poison (venenum) rather than on specific drugs reframes and remixes the standard histories of toxicology, pharmacology, and etiology, as well as shows how these aspects of medicine (although not yet formalized as independent disciplines) interacted with and shaped one another. Physicians argued, for instance, about what properties might distinguish poison from other substances, how poison injured the human body, the nature of poisonous bodies, and the role of poison in spreading, and to some extent defining, disease. The way physicians debated these questions shows that poison was far from an obvious and uncontested category of substance, and their effort to understand it sheds new light on the relationship between natural philosophy and medicine in the late medieval and early modern periods.

Exposure

Exposure
Author: Robert Bilott
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1501172824
ISBN 13: 9781501172823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exposure Book Review:

“For Erin Brockovich fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist” (The New York Times Book Review)—the incredible true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous chemical PFOA, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in history—affecting virtually every person on the planet—and the conspiracy that kept it a secret for sixty years. The story that inspired Dark Waters, the major motion picture from Focus Features starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, directed by Todd Haynes. 1998: Rob Bilott is a young lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. Then he gets a phone call from a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant, who is convinced the creek on his property is being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill, causing his cattle and the surrounding wildlife to die in hideous ways. Earl hasn’t even been able to get a water sample tested by any state or federal regulatory agency or find a local lawyer willing to take the case. As soon as they hear the name DuPont—the area’s largest employer—they shut him down. Once Rob sees the thick, foamy water that bubbles into the creek, the gruesome effects it seems to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and other health problems in the area, he’s persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represents. After intense legal wrangling, Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal the company has been holding onto decades of studies proving the harmful effects of a chemical called PFOA, used in making Teflon. PFOA is often called a “forever chemical,” because once in the environment, it does not break down or degrade for millions of years, contaminating the planet forever. The case of one farmer soon spawns a class action suit on behalf of seventy thousand residents—and the shocking realization that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood. What emerges is a riveting legal drama “in the grand tradition of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action” (Booklist, starred review) about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation; and one lawyer’s twenty-year struggle to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that we all have inside us.

Outcrossing

Outcrossing
Author: Celia Lake
Publsiher: Celia Lake
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcrossing Book Review:

Having powerful magic doesn't make you happy. Rufus lost his brothers to the Great War and his parents to the Naples Scourge. He's on the verge of losing his New Forest cottage, his ponies, and any chance of a future. Everyone knows his magic is powerful, but no one trusts him, not anymore. When he saves Ferry's charge from a cranky pony on market day, she offers the first kind words he's heard in months. Ferry became a governess in rural England to escape an arranged marriage. Six months later, she's (mostly) figured out how to manage her charges and begun to explore the nearby village and the forest around it. Rufus is everything her family would hate, but he loves and understands the New Forest in a way that enchants her. She'll gladly learn anything he's willing to teach. When a smuggler needs his raw power to handle a rare shipment, Rufus can't resist the chance to make enough money to change his life forever. He has hope for the first time in years until the curiosity of the local lord and a completely inadequate magical education threaten the only home he's ever known and any possible future with Ferry. Come to England's New Forest in 1922 and enjoy Outcrossing's ponies, smugglers, and charm!

Graceling

Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2009-09-07
ISBN 10: 9780547351278
ISBN 13: 0547351275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graceling Book Review:

Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes sample chapters of FIRE, BITTERBLUE, and JANE, UNLIMITED.

Chasing the Shadows

Chasing the Shadows
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN 10: 1489252770
ISBN 13: 9781489252777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Shadows Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years until they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before Jarren learns I'm not dead and returns to finish what he started. There's no way I'm going to let Jarren win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas... 'Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!' - Lynette Noni, bestselling author of The Medoran Chronicles

The Reception of Plato’s ›Phaedrus‹ from Antiquity to the Renaissance

The Reception of Plato’s ›Phaedrus‹ from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Author: Sylvain Delcomminette,Pieter d'Hoine,Marc-Antoine Gavray
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-07-06
ISBN 10: 3110683970
ISBN 13: 9783110683974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reception of Plato’s ›Phaedrus‹ from Antiquity to the Renaissance Book Review:

This volume explores the tremendous influence of Plato’s Phaedrus on the philosophical, religious, scientific and literary discussions in the West. Ranging from Plato’s first readers, over the Church Fathers and the Platonic commentators, to Byzantine and Renaissance thinkers, the papers collected here introduce the reader to the first two millennia of the dialogue’s reception history. Thirteen contributions by both junior and established scholars study the engagement with the Phaedrus by such major figures as Aristotle, Galen, Origen, Clemens of Alexandria, Plotinus, Augustine, Proclus, Psellus, Ficino, Erasmus, and many others. Together, they cover the wide range of topics discussed in the dialogue: the value of myth and allegory, religion and theology, love and beauty, the soul and its immortality, teaching and learning, metaphysics and epistemology, rhetoric and dialectic, as well as the role and the limits of writing. By placing the dialogue in this broad perspective, the volume will appeal to readers interested in the Phaedrus itself, as well as to classicists, literary theorists, and historians of philosophy, science and religion concerned with the dialogue’s reception history and its main protagonists.