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Power Study by Maria V. Snyder
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This is a novella that falls between Magic Study and Fire Study. It has two of the more interesting characters in the Study series; Janco, and Ari. This takes place as Valek is away on a mission, leaving them in charge of the compound.

There's an interesting fight scene with a green recruit, Rye, who has bested all others with a long scimitar he somehow got from Sitia. The story itself surrounds the scimitar, Pemba, and the possibility that it might be alive with magic, and if the magic comes to life, then nobody is safe.

Janco and Ari end up working with Bour Sandseed, who claims he was sent by Yelena, to retrieve the weapon. Of course, Bour dies at the hands of the scimatr. As the weapons feeds on blood, the strength of the sword grows. (Sounds like a vampire sword!)

It's a nice back story until you are read to start reading Fire Study.



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