Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Review: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Publication Date: December 20, 2011
Synopsis: Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes 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 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—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....
Verdict: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder is a wonderfully awesome story! I absolutely loved this book! Snyder has created a whole new world with awesome characters. Avry is the main character and she is a Healer. This means that when someone is sick/hurt, she has the ability to absorb their sickness/pain and take it into herself because being a Healer gives her the ability to heal way faster than normal everyday people. Unfortunately, there is one type of sickness that even a Healer can't survive, and it's called the Plague. It swept through Avry's world and killed thousands of people. False word got out that the Healers had started the Plague, so they began to be hunted down. Avry is the last Healer. The world that Avry lives in is divided into Fifteen Realms, but ever since the Plague these realms have been fighting with each other and her world is a total disaster. It is believed that only one person can put a stop to all this destruction: Prince Ryne. But there is one little problem; he is sick with the Plague. So, a band of his faithful friends are out searching for the last Healer *cough* Avry *cough*, this little group is led by Kerrick. When Kerrick captures Avry to heal Prince Ryne the adventure really starts, and you'll definitely want to be around for the ride. Overall, this book took me on a wonderful journey that I absolutely adored! It's a great read that I definitely recommend. <3
An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Rating: 5/5 Stars