Blog Tour: Dawn Study – Maria V. Snyder

Series: Soulfinders #3 – Check out my review list of reviews of the other books in the series as well as the Study series!
Pages: 384
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 31st January 2017
Find it On: Goodreads. Amazon.

Yelena and Valek are back in the final instalment of this beautiful and gripping fantasy series.


Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.”


If I was to recommend one series for my followers to read, it would be this one. The Study series and the Soulfinder series are without a doubt some of my most favourite books. I’ve read them so many times and with this  final instalment, I know I’ll read it all over again. It’s difficult to write about such a wonderful book without giving anything away. If you love your fantasy stories with a kick ass leading lady, lots of magic, mystery, danger and of course murder, mix it in with a dash of romance and some hilarious side kicks – you’ve got the perfect recipe for a book and that’s exactly what Dawn Study is.

Like all the previous books in the series, I absolutely flew through it. It’s wonderful seeing all your old favourite characters again, and Maria gives you the chance to see them grow, to watch their relationships with each other evolve and change. Particularly Yelena and Valek, their relationship has grown stronger though all the things they’ve faced, and it’s wonderful to see their story continue in Dawn Study. The plot is fast paced with plenty of twists and turns . Like many of the previous instalments it keeps you guessing – I guarantee you’ll pick this up to read a few chapters and still be there hours later.

For those that have been reading the books since the beginning. You get the answers you want. The series is rounded off beautifully and Maria gives each wonderful character their own conclusion. While I’m sad to say goodbye to some of my most favourite characters, the ending does the story justice and I have hope that perhaps there will be more books set in Ixia, perhaps with a new generation of characters (please!)

*I also want to say whoever did the cover designs for this series did an A+ job because each one has been more beautiful than the last and they look absolutely stunning sitting pride of place on my bookshelf!

Thank you for checking out my stop on the Dawn Study Blog Tour, run by the lovely Rockstar Book Tours! Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for interviews, guest posts and lots of Ixia related goodness!

About Maria:

Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two
children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.

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