This is the first Maria V. Snyder novel I have read. Touch of Power is an enjoyable and easy read. Avry, the last healer alive in the fifteen realms, is kidnapped before her execution, by Kerrick. Kerrick intends to take Avry over the Nine Mountains to heal a plague stricken prince which she knows will result in her own death. Throughout the obstacles in their journey, Avry must decide whose life is more important. This adventure, fantasy story centres around a band of characters, who through their faults, become endearing to the reader. A good, casual read for a Sunday afternoon.
Read July 2013