Maria V. Snyder
- Title: Taste of Darkness
- Author: Maria V. Snyder
- ISBN: null
- Page: 395
- Format: Kindle Edition
She s fought death and won But how can she fight her fears Avry knows hardship and trouble She fought the plague and survived She took on King Tohon and defeated him But now her heart mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he s gone forever.But there s a immediate threat The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own With armies in disarray aShe s fought death and won But how can she fight her fears Avry knows hardship and trouble She fought the plague and survived She took on King Tohon and defeated him But now her heart mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he s gone forever.But there s a immediate threat The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry s healing powers are needed now than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully For the future of her world depends on her decision.
Recent Comments "Taste of Darkness"
Wow - I just announced the new title for the book and here it is - already fixed!! For those who might be confused, the third Healer book was originally titled, TASTE OF DEATH, but has been changed due to a variety of reasons (see my facebook page: facebook/mvsfans for more details) and is now TASTE OF DARKNESS.The book is written, but I'm working on edits. So far, my husband said it's the best of my Healer books! I realize he's my husband and you're suspicious, but he doesn't normally say thing [...]
“You have my heart, my soul, my life. I'm an empty shell without you.” Taste of Darkness was the perfect conclusion to a perfect series! In this book, Avry and her boys had to make some serious choices about their loyalties and their priorities, while Ryne didn't hesitate to use them to achieve his goals, the Skeleton King slaughtered innocent people and then fed them to his armies, a new plague emerged and Tohon even frozen in a death stasis did not leave Avry alone. Did I mention the walki [...]
December 2013 huh.why do you hate me Maria Snyder? Why? All I've done wrong is to love these first two books. Is that so bad? Why must you punish me? Don't say it's because secretly I like itat is not the point! You simply cannot end Scent of Magic on THAT note and then expect me to wait a year. It's just not going to happen, it's not. Oh, I'll tell you what I'm going to do about it! I'll break into your house and steal the manuscript from you! That's what I'll do!! *officially crosses the line [...]
SpoilersHated it, I spent the majority of the book rolling my eyes. The plot, the characters, and the writing were all poor — there was nothing remotely interesting or good about them.-What's what: Avry thinks her abusive boyfriend is dead, obviously he's not, everyone's happy but not for long as they have to beat the one-dimensional-evul Tohon and his army of dead. That means going from one place to another, running into bad guys, fighting and then separating, and then fighting some more. Yea [...]
5 "Thank the Flea" stars!!!Review Tomorrow.
Maria is one of my favourite authors - not just because of her writing - but because she is lovely person - generous to her fans and just all round nice :)Lol that being said - if I write a review about a book - it will always be completely honest because 1. It's my personal opinion and 2. what's the point of writing a review otherwise?I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. I was happy that Maria had kept the theme of "magic" going as she had with the Study and Glass series. I re-re [...]
:O warning spoilersThat was my face wen I finished the bookAghhhhh I actually can't beleive I've finished itI've been waiting a whole year and as soon as I heard it was out I screamed with delight and rushed around not mowing what to do.But finally I did it (punching my fist up with triumph) The skeleton king is a new interesting charecter in the book and I almost puked seeing what he does to his prisonersAvery is a whole new person and I just love her.When I started the book and found out Kerri [...]
ARC received via NetGalleyMy review in one word: disappointing.I don't know what went wrong. Honestly. I can't decide if her writing changed completely with this book or if my standards (boy that sounds pretentious) are different. If I went back and read the first of this series would I like it as well I as remember? If I reread the Study series would I love it still? I'm hesitant to test that theory.It just felt so sloppy. The dialogue felt so basic and at times forced to create a chuckle. But [...]
2,5Stars If I had to describe Taste of Darkness with one word, I would probably choose lacklustre. Sadly so, and with great regret because Touch of Power was one of my favorite reads in 2012, not only that, one of my favorite fantasy book. I adored Avery and her boys. Loved the storyline and world building, but my favorite part was the character building. And we all know I am a sucker for great character driven novels. Scent of Magic was more plot driven. And one of the disappointing sequels o [...]
"You have my heart, my soul, my life. I'm an empty shell without you."Actual rating is 3/5 stars.Hell, this book felt too long and too slow. You'd think since they're in war that they'd have limited time to do important things but no. Several months passed by before things escalated. There's just too many back and forth that had me rolling my eyes and wanting it to just end. The end wasn't even that thrilling!Sigh.Anyway, I'm really happy with all the character growths. Avry wasn't the healer fr [...]
theinkgobbler/I remember reading Maria V. Snyder's "Study" series a couple years ago and finding myself completely enraptured by the crazy adventures the butt-kicking heroine went on. Which, of course, led me to devouring all of her other books with a speed faster than the Road Runner--beep beep. "Taste of Darkness" is the finale to the "Healer" series, bringing Avry's fight against Tohon and the Skeleton King to a close. Forgive me if I'm sounding a little lukewarm; I hate to say it (trust me, [...]
Initial Thoughts: The best book in the series! After a slow start and trying to remember the huge cast of characters, I quickly got into this story and enjoyed it immensely. I loved the world created by the author and the book was a lot of fun to read. Full review to comeThe Review:I've been a fan of Maria V. Snyder's Healer series for quite a while now. When the opportunity to read and review the third book came along, I jumped at the chance. The Healer series focuses on Avry, a remarkable youn [...]
Official Rating 3.8 starsThis book is an stunning conclusion to the trilogy, however it still could have been better. Everything was nicely summed up, if you enjoyed the second book this one would not be a disappointment. (view spoiler)[ the fact that Avry and Kerrick kept on "dying" and being alive again, made the ending predictable. The action in this book was amazing. As you see Kerrick and Avry are always not together so Tohon was there to fill up the emptiness. I actually pretty like Tohon [...]
Why do we have to wait so long?!?! I'm really upset with the way Scent of Magic ended. ;~; 4.5 stars ETA: I loved it! A satisfying conclusion to a great trilogy.
So much love!! Can't believe it's over!
I love Avery! I love Kerrick! This is going to be great!
great series ! Lots of characters , the plot spreads on extensive geographical areas , wonderfull and originals ideas for a great magical world . The last book was very busy and fast , a bit too much for me , but still I enjoyed it very much .
I started reading the Healers Trilogy expecting something similar to what the study-trilogy gave me and in part i got it in other parts I didn't. I could see the progression Snyder has made as a writer compared to the Study-Trilogy, which was nice, but there were still problems in terms of story telling.Let me start with the characters. Avry and Kerrick are basically carbon copies of Yelena and Valek. since I loved those two, I didn't really mind, but still, the similarities were very very obvio [...]
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley.)This is book 3 in the ‘Healer’ trilogy, and picks up where book 2 left off.Kerrick is poisoned by a death lily, and taken by the forest. Avry has no idea what has happened to him, why she has a whole bunch of patient’s dying, or what is going on with Tohon and the Skeleton King.Will Kerrick ever come back? Can Avry heal her patients when it seems a new plague has arisen? A [...]
Kerrick is missing.Avery refuses to believe he is dead, but her desperate search turns up nothing and there is still a war to be fought. So she leaves a message and continues on to help collect Death Lily toxin, treat the patients in the infirmary, and defy the Skeleton King—among other felonious villains attempting to destroy the Kingdoms. Fortunately her instincts prove accurate. Most of the time.Taste of Darkness is the third and final book in Maria V. Snyder’s Healer series. Practically [...]
Stars, stars, stars everywhere! All of the fantasy filled stars! If I could give it more than 5 I would.This series was brilliant and the final book was just perfect, I want to read it all again. Avry is a fantastic main character, shes smart, stupidly stubborn and so loyal. And she can heal people, which is obviously awesome. Kerrick, oh Kerrick, I just adore him. He's just as stubborn as Avry and he's a great match for her. The supporting characters in this series are all so distinctive. Some [...]
This is torture!!! I've read the first two books two months ago, have almost been crying that I have to wait too damn long for the third one. But eventually I was like: give yourself a few days and some more books and you'll soon get over it. But nope, after reading 13 more books I still can't forget, have to think about it every time I start a book and end it They can just all go home with their wanna-be-kick-ass-females and their style to tell a tale. Maria Snyder, pleeease write more books an [...]
I think I'm about to start crying. I don't know which is sadder the ending of the 2nd book or the fact that the next book isn't out till December.
I like how it switched between Avry and Kerrick. It gave new perspective and made it more interesting. It ended rather abruptly and I thought the battle with Tohon would be more intense.
2014?!?!?! Are you kidding me?! After the way Scent of Magic ended? :(EDIT:Thank god it's back to 2013 againd that I have an ARC ;)
Taste of Darkness is the last book in the Healer Series.Before I start this review I want to congratulate Maria V. Snyder for creating this phenomenal books!The Healer Series aka Avry of Kazan Series were a pleasure to read and I must tell you guys that compared to the Study Series, this books had been more interesting book by book. It has adventures, a playful group with witty comments that will make you smile and also romance.Along this series what I loved the most was the development of the m [...]
*Genre* Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*MY Thoughts*Maria V. Snyder's Taste of Darkness ends the Healer trilogy in a fashion that should leave readers pleasantly surprised and not wondering what the hell just happened. While you still have to wonder if your favorite characters will be spared by the often times used kill them off before they can reach the conclusion of the series feature, I can honestly say that this books ending won't leave you tossing the book in the bonfire or screaming in agony.I find my [...]
After having enjoyed Scent of Magic rather more than the first book in the series, I was really looking forward to Taste of Darkness for an epic conclusion to this tale. Unfortunately, I was rather disappointed by a rather lack-lustre storyline and an abrupt ending.This book should have been called Taste of Rescue. The whole story is more or less a series of adventures, travelling around the realms rescuing various people from various enemies. In-between each rescue are snippets of Avry caring f [...]
**3.5 stars**Even though I loved the first two books in this series, it took me a few years to read the end of hte trilogy. Maybe my instincts were telling me that the author was going to find a way to mess this ending as she's done with her other series.Don't get me wrong, the book was exciting. It just seemed as if Ms. Snyder forgot the story she was writing and decided to go in a different direction. You see, at the end of book #2, Avry and her friends find a way to stop the villain, but they [...]
Sep 26, 2013 (before reading)Dear Netgalley,you didn't give me Shooting Scars nor Dead Girls Don't Lie. They say third times are the charm, so could you please at least give me this one?Nov 11, 2013 (before reading)Cute kittens don't work anymore, I guess :(
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