Books by Maria V. Snyder

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Defending the Galaxy

Defending the Galaxy is the third and final book in Maria Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series, and it's a fitting end to an engrossing trilogy of books. If you haven't read the first two, I would stop here and pick up book one, Navigating the Stars. One of the best things about these novels are ...

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Navigating the Stars

Much as I’ve enjoyed Ms. Snyder’s work in the past, I don’t follow her release schedule very closely. But when I do find out about a new release, I’m ready to dive right in. It didn’t even take ten pages of Navigating the Stars to have me hooked and desperate to read more. The premise o ...

B+
Dawn Study

Once upon a time, I never left a book unfinished, no matter how unsatisfactory. It was a point of pride to me that I wouldn’t just stop halfway through a story. Unfortunately, those days are long gone, and now I’ll sometimes find myself stopping in the middle of a good book, just because I don ...

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Touch of Power

After reading several of the same type of books back to back, I welcomed the opportunity to read something different and to review Touch of Power. And it has one of my favorite plot devices, a character with the ability to heal. In addition, I had heard very positive things about this author and had ...

B
Spyglass

My sister rereads Lord of the Rings once a year. This perfect classic of fantasy literature set a standard few books can meet. I am glad that Maria V. Snyders books of the kingdoms Ixia and Sitia carry an echo of that world, where mages and wizards are part of the everyday landscape, magic is alway ...