➳ Touch of Power Read ➻ Author Maria V. Snyder – Pv1.info

➳ Touch of Power Read ➻ Author Maria V. Snyder – Pv1.info 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 to my own young adult high fantasy but still.WOW.I ve wanted to read this type of book for years Because I could not find a book that fit me so personally, I wrote my own stuff For years.YEARS.I mean, sure there s an over abundance of men female characters not exactly lacking but a very obviously skewed 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 it exists There are so many elements of Things Khanh Totally Fucking Hates within this book There is a too stupid to live main character, there is deus ex fucking machina up the yin yang, there is a motherfucking asshat of a love interest, there is an attempt at a love triangle, there is almost no relationship building if you thought Valek and Yelena in Poison Study was out of nowhere, wait til you read this book , there is a plot that literally takes you across the entire fucking world with me scratching my head wonderingwhat the actual fuck is going on.But I can t lie I enjoyed this book, and I h Haar Gave Om Zieken Te Genezen Levert De Jonge Avry Niet Het Gewenste Respect Op Integendeel Al Jarenlang Wordt Haar Soort Opgejaagd En Vermoord, En Als Verantwoordelijk Aangewezen Voor Het Verspreiden Van Een Epidemie Die Duizenden Het Leven Kostte.Als Avry Haar Gave Gebruikt Om Een Stervend Kind Te Redden, Wordt Ze Verraden Door Dies Ouders En Zonder Pardon Ter Dood Veroordeeld Terwijl Ze Op Haar Terechtstelling Wacht, Wordt Ze Onverwacht Uit Haar Cel Bevrijd Door Een Mysterieuze Man Het Volk Waar Hij Toe Behoort Heeft Avry S Gave Nodig Om Hun Stervende Prins Te Redden Dezelfde Prins Die Verantwoordelijk Was Voor Het Uitbreken Van De Epidemie In Kazan.Het Redden Van De Prins Betekent Zo Goed Als Zeker Avry S Dood, Maar Een Echt Leven Had Ze Toch Al Nooit En Nu Moet Ze Kiezen Haar Gave Gebruiken Om De Ultieme Vorm Van Barmhartigheid Te Tonen Of Te Sterven In Het Nu Al Verloren Gevecht Voor Erkenning Van Haar Volk. It s Maria V Snyder people She can do no wrongI can t decide what s worse Losing family members or not having a family member to loseUnfortunately, 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 power Avry of Kazan was the last healer alive who was rescued by a strange team with one goal heal the prince you loathe or else the king who commands the armies of the walking dead will prevail While traveling in the woods and snowy mountains, fighting mercenaries and carnivorous plants and infiltrating enemy camps, Avry found an unexpected family and a place in the world, and she was the one to determine the fate of this world, even if it meant giving up her own life Magician, heal thyself. Since Poison Study is 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 take a long, wild journey to find the prince.What I really enjoyed about this book was the adventure and characters Avry is a sweet, strong, smart, selfless character Usually when I think about a character so selfless the term doormat comes to mind, but this is absolutely not the case with Avry She s willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good, but if you make her mad she will get in your face with a sharp comeback Her band of friends are also really fun Belen was such a sweetheart, and Kerrick was a great leader I loved the loyalty and bond they shared for each other.The plot was okay I would give it stars for originality as I do think it was a unique story For me it was a nice pace The story moved quickly, but was easy to follow Deduct stars 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 of action, world building and just a bit of naughty no no shenanigans, so keep that in mind too In fact, it was the perfect blend of walking, kick something s ass, flirt and walk again to keep me glued to the page like some kind of junkee holding out for their next hit.We re in this recently plague ridden world that s trying to pull itself back together and multiple kingdoms are struggling to reclaim power after many of the old ones have collapsed and fallen Avry s trying to live in this world but the problem is that she s this badass healer and everyone is trying to kill her Enter Kerrick.He kidnaps her against her will to heal his prince and thus begins our merry adventure Let s start with the fact that Avry kicks butt, I love her and I hope that one day I can find a girl just like her to marry and spend the rest of my life with Kerrick, on the otherhand, can die a fiery death in the P 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 finds out that the friend who needs healing is Prince Ryne, someone who she refuses to heal as she believes that he is responsible for many deaths and is not worth saving Avry very reluctantly agrees to go with them to where Prince Ryne is hiding as the alternative would be death and Kerrick and his friends Belen, Flea, Loren try to convince Avry that he is worth saving On their long journey to Prince Ryne..they are encounter enemies, magicians, killer plants and zombies The world building was mediocre at best I did like that Avry suffered every time she healed someone I despised Avry s attitude, she was treated like shit and she just forgave and forgot instantly, she felt guilty and responsible for anyone who was hurt even if they had hurt her or stood by and watched her get hurt, she gave her loyalty too easily it was unbeli 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 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 life I ve been trying to coin a term for this book because at a glance I would place it under the fantasy heading but personally it felt like I was reading post apocalyptic the plague with zombies the dead soldiers against a medieval setting Does that makes sense Avry is healer on the run, since the outbreak of the plague and the death of so many, healers are seen as the cause and what s worse it seems as if they decided not to heal any of the plague victims.That s beside the point though because Avry is the last healer When she s imprisoned after healing a child, things look pretty bad for her until Kerrick and his band of misfit LOL save her for a price Kerrick expects Avry to heal a dying plague Prince Ryen for his trouble and he isn t nice about itYou really have a low opinion of me, don t you No one else has backhanded me, starved me, manacled me to a tree and let me freeze each night Therefore I don t have anyone else to compare you too I love 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 out with the various voices and the sarcasm and I ve actually laughed out loud so strange and fun She reads Quain with a Scottish accent not quite what I d imaginedbut I ve grown used to it and now I can t hear him any other way Flea is perfect, and Kerrick s a bitoff, but I m not sure how he s supposed to sound Mom is also perfect and Belen sounds just like Poppa Bear.I m going to try and make sure Gabra reads all my books from now on A good reader makes all 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 which is the healing power is fairly interesting The theme of uniting a plague torn country is good.The problem is, there is nothing below the surface of this story There is no depth to it The characters are simple and flat, their emotions and personalities are superficial, juvenile even Avry is condemned to death in the first chapter, for being a healer, and her only response to the death sentence is to shrug her shoulders and go to sleep Her calling is to heal people by taking in their pain and illnesses, and never once does she feel resentful towards this ability, she always welcomes other people s bruises, cuts, whip lashes, infections, fevers Does she enjoy pain No, this is not that sort of book, maybe unfortunately There is hardly a moment of contemplation or any complex feeling in this sto

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