Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's life has been in peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities - the powerful magic that has protected her before - has made her more vulnerable to her enemies.
As she searches for a way to reclaim her abilities neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a way threatens everything Yelena holds dear.
Now with the most sinister threat she has ever faced approaching, Yelena will have to find a new way to fight the dark.
The Chronicles of Ixia:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
Assassin Study (Short Story)
Power Study (Short Story)
Ice Study (Short Story)
Dawn Study (2017)
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Now I'm really thrilled to hand the reigns over to both Maria and Valek who have very kindly agreed to drop by today and introduce themselves!
|Maria V. Snyder|
Maria: (Instead of me telling you about Valek, I asked him to tell you about himself.)
Valek: Maria said you’ve been asking about me. I’d like to know why. If you think you can bypass my security measures to reach the Commander, you are sadly mistaken. As the Commander’s chief of security, I’m responsible for his safety. I’ve been at this job for twenty-four years and know all the tricks. Before that, I trained as an assassin for two years at the School of Night and Shadows, and practiced my craft for two more years until I assassinated the King of Ixia when I was seventeen. This allowed the Commander to take over command of Ixia. If you insist on knowing my age you can do the math.
Most people are terrified when they see me. Although at six feet tall with black hair and blue eyes, I don’t look as threatening as my friend Ari. While he has the broad shoulders and the biceps to knock over an ox, I’m more lean, which helps when I’m climbing walls and escaping prisons. It’s when I’m in disguise that you really have to worry as I’m quite capable of changing my appearance and have even gone undercover as a woman for a season as Queen Jewel’s hairdresser. The Queen died without a clue. The King, however, being a magician—albeit corrupt and evil—put up quite the fight. Good thing I’m immune to magic.
I’ve a heart mate named Yelena and we’ve been together for eight years. Don’t even consider harming her or you will be hunted and killed by yours truly. I am also in charge of a vast network of spies. Members of my corps are in every city in Ixia and Sitia, so you can run, but you can’t hide.
Now you know all about me. And now that I’ve distracted you…turn around
Thank you so much for a wonderful guest post Maria, Valek stole my heart when I read Poison Study and he remains one of my all time favourite book boyfriends so it's always great to hear from him!
Don't forget to check back later today to read my full review of Night Study and make sure you check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour for lots of exciting posts and reviews!