[PDF] Scent of Magic By Maria V. Snyder – Landyshi.info

What Why Maria V Snyder How could you I had the opportunity to read the ARC of Touch of Power over a year ago and absolutely loved it Avry, Kerrick, Belen, Flea and the monkeys had such great chemistry, and their adventures really sucked me in Although, I would have to say I loved the first book way , but worry not because this one far from disappoints.First of all, I really liked how Snyder found a way to continue the concepts from the first book The gang has to find a way to stop Tohon before he brings war to the 15 Realms In the meantime, they have to warn everyone about the unusual army and figure out the secrets of the Peace and Death Lilies, as well as any possible connection tying them together.The other thing is, usually when a character goes through so much, they tend to change in the second book as they either become depressed or really angry I liked that Avry continued to be the character that I loved so much in book 1 She was so selfless, no matter friend or foe She was brave and determined, and she had that spark that made her so admirable.HOWEVEROne of the reasons why I thought the first book was so great is because of the supporting characters In this one, they kind of had their own roles, and even though it s all part of the big plan and th Can t beat book one This review is purely for me and might contain spoilers and facts from the book to keep myself in the known at all time It s also long and somewhat detailed. Re read 07.06.2018 We re back with Avry of Kazan 21 , who is a healer she absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself by laying hands upon the injured and dying She and Kerrick split up to do different things Kerrick has to meet up with Ryne, while Avry needs to find her sister, and while doing that, gather intel Avry pretends to be Irina of Gubkin Realm to keep up the false news of her being dead and to join Estrid s army to teach them to be silent She becomes a Sergeant and start teaching in the hopes it will help against Tohon Meanwhile, Kerrick has an own enemy to defeat Overall, though I like that we get to have both Avry s and Kerrick s POV, I didn t like how they are apart for the whole book The book also can t measure up to book one It was, at times, boringWe don t take orders fro OMG THERES A SECOND ONE healer 2 click scrolls down Expected publication 2013 what the UPDATEPhew, It s been changed to December 2012 But stillWHY CAN T THE BOOK BE ALREADY PUBLISHED Update 12 21 Check out my interview with Maria V Snyder where she takes my questions about Scent of Magic on my blog.I m disappointed, really disappointed I ve heard of Maria Snyder s sequel curse , but I ve never experienced it firsthand, having never read any of her sequels Though that s probably a good thing, because from what I can tell, Scent of Magic is Magic Study all over again a letdown that wastes much of the promise of the first book.I hate to say it, but everything I loved about Touch of Power has been completely leeched from this sequel When I first met Avry, she was this awesome character, on the run from everyone, the last healer in the Fifteen Realms She had me at that first scene when she was agonizing over whether to heal that little girl, and scene after scene after that, as she s facing her impending execution, slowly building relationships with Kerrick and his gang, deciding whether to heal Rhyne, facing off against Tohon, I just kept thinking, wow, she s such an enormously complex and conflicted character Well, no , because Scent of Magic drops all that in favor of plot development Hunted, Killed Survived As The Last Healer In The Fifteen Realms, Avry Of Kazan Is In A Unique Position In The Minds Of Her Friends And Foes Alike, She No Longer Exists Despite Her Need To Prevent The Megalomanical King Tohon From Winning Control Of The Realms, Avry Is Also Determined To Find Her Sister And Repair Their Estrangement And She Must Do It Alone, As Kerrick, Her Partner And Sole Confident, Returns To Alga To Summon His Country Into Battle.Though She Should Be In Hiding, Avry Will Do Whatever She Can To Support Tohon S Opponents Including Infiltrating A Holy Army, Evading Magic Sniffers, Teaching Forest Skills To Soldiers And Figuring Out How To Stop Tohon S Most Horrible Creations Yet An Army Of The Walking Dead Human And Animal Alike And Nearly Impossible To Defeat.War Is Coming And Avry Is Alone Unless She Figures Out How To Do The Impossible Again. SpoilersI wasn t planning on reading this since I disliked the first book When I saw it at the library I decided to give the author another chance I m nice like that since I loved her Study trilogy so much I also reasoned that it couldn t possibly be as bad as the first book Thankfully, it wasn t However, it wasn t any better either So, I guess that s something right I had a lot of issues with this I think it s easiest if I just list them below in a disorganised and ranty way The writing and dialogue didn t suit the fantasy type setting it was too modern The slang, speech and inner monologue took me right out of the story For exampleI missed a lot of cool stuffandwe re screwedandKill me nowandewwwand swell and super.With writing like that, I m hardly going to be thinking of magic, fantasy, kings, kingdoms and swords No, I m going to be thinking of high school, malls and Gossip Girl The writing should reflect the setting of the book The characters called each other stupid nicknames, like the monkeys, Mom and poppa bear Belen aka poppa bear was meant to be a strong deadly soldier but every time someone would call him poppa bear , I could no longer buy his role as a respected and formidable warrior No, instead I just thought of him as a giant dumb cuddly bear The nicknames fe Review Once again I was swept into the world of Avry, Kerrick, and the rest of the characters as they experience love, loss and many adventures I almost wish I had waited to read this second book of the Healer trilogy until the third book was out, just because of the way this book ended Scent of Magic starts off with Avry and Kerrick going their separate ways in hopes of being able to get a bigger army together to go up against Tohon and his army AT first I was worried this meant way less Kerrick, but actually, instead of just seeing Avry s point of view, we also get to see Kerrick s, which was really nice Even though we still got a lot of Kerrick throughout the book, I found myself wishing for Kerrick and Avry together, I just love them as a couple There were a few losses, some bigger than others, while another one actually got brought back, which I wasn t expecting at all I love how instead of having so much detail that it takes half the book to explain stuff, Maria V Snyder just gets right into the action and adventure right away, and I really love that, especially with this Healer trilogy Whe Saw the cover..was like this On The Bookshelves Full Review Scent of Magic is the second book in the Healer series by Maria V Snyder and it was a fantastic read Second book slump Not for this book as it was equally as entrancing as the first In the first novel, Touch of Power, we meet Avry of Kazan who possesses the ability to heal well, like transfer the injuries to herself and then heal quickly than others However, after a plague tore through the land, the healers were blamed and now very few healers are left Her power becomes needed by a band of rogues who have been after a Healer to cure Prince Ryne of the plague, who has been in a magical stasis to prevent it worsening The group encounter many setbacks in the journey to Prince Ryne and Avry is stubborn against saving him, because she knows it would kill her life But as their journey continues, she grows closer to them and they soon become her friends With threats far greater to Avry s world, she makes the decision to heal Prince Ryne, but the magic in her world saves her as it s not done with her just yet.When it comes to picking up the sequel to a book, I always go into it very hesitantly because very often the second installment can be very disappointing after such a fantastic opening I felt this way when starting Scent of Magic as this was the first series I had read by Maria V Snyder, so I had no prior knowledge about what to expect However, as I gradually read further into the book, I realised this book was Ah,Kerry.You ve found your heartAnd I lost mine with that endingI get it,life isn t fair,not even in books.But I suppose that s what makes them realistic,if there is no pain and agony they don t resemble reality.Still,Avry and Kerrick had their fair share of troubles and sorrow.After her fake death,Avry wanted to spend some time being someone else,she wanted to make amends with her sister and gather intelligence on their allies whereabouts.The real reason though behind the decision that took her away from Kerrick was that she feared Tohon s reaction to her survival.Pretending she was an army sergeant,she changed her appearance and tried to contribute to a war that seemed like a lost cause,since Tohon s walking dead were not easy opponents.Meanwhile,Kerrick returned to the north to help Ryne and fight the tribes that attacked his kingdom.As much as he wanted to hold Avry in his arms again,he couldn t leave his country defenceless against the barbarians,who turned out to be quite fascinating people.Betrayals,huge revelations,backstabbings and so many plot twists made Scent of Magic a unique novel.It was intriguing than the first and narrated in dual POV and for that I am thankful since Avry and Kerrick were separated during most of the book and made my heart ache My man has eyes that change color with the seasons.They didn t de Scent of Magic


About the Author: Maria V. Snyder

When Maria V Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn t in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not excitingat all Bored at work and needing a creative out


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