Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.
Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.
Of all of the series that Mrs. Snyder has written, the Study books have still been my favorite. I read the first book in this series, Soulfinders which is kind of an extension of the Study books. It was Shadow Study. The book was fine but I was a little disappointed when I read it as I wanted and should have liked it more than I did. However this book made up for my disappointment. It does pick up where Shadow Study leaves off so if you are just starting this series, you will want to start with the first book. I felt all of the rich history involving Yelena and her lover, Valek in this book. They are my favorite couple in all of Mrs. Snyder's books. They were meant for each other. It is even more evident in this book with the happy news surrounding their relationship. I can't wait to see where it blossoms from in the next book.
The battle involving Yelena and Valek's enemies was great. I actually kind of did not miss the fact that Yelena was still without her healing powers in this book. Yelena was still the strong leader even without them. In fact, I thought it made her stronger. Yet, I will be glad when she does (hopefully) get her powers back.