Touch of Power - Maria V. Snyder 4 Stars ★★★★Massive Poison Study flashback.And I am not talking about the story, the plot or the characters. Not really, at least...Every time I read one of Mrs. Snyder's books, I immediately get sucked into the world she creates. I fever with the characters, and I get to experience a beautiful, exciting adventure that takes me through every kind of possible emotion. HOWEVER...However, at some point I get lost. At some point, Mrs. Snyder drops the ball and never manages to pick it up again. What should be one of the most amazing, most heartwarming moment of the book - the victory of our hero and heroine and their well deserved love scenes - turns out to be hardly more than hot air. An unsatisfying conclusion, that leaves me hanging in air.Both Poison Study and Healer had this effect on me. And even though I enjoyed the books overall, I never feel like picking up the next one in the series even though our character's story is far from over...