About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, 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 choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...
I'm currently reading Starship Troopers which I had hoped to finish today but I took Mom out shopping instead! I'm hoping to pick up #1 To Ride Pegasus from the Library this week. The 2nd book of the series is bookwyrmmes science fiction book of the month for Jan. I'm planning on reading all three books in the series. The fantasy book for the month is Robert Jordan's #1 Eye of the World which I don't particularly want to read. I've already checked it out from the library but find myself reluctant to start reading it.
I'm taking #1 A Tree of Death by Marcia Muller to work with me tonight.