Hello again and thank for coming back for Book Suggestion Sunday! Today’s feature is The Healer series, also known as the Avry of Kazan novels, by Maria V. Snyder.
Here is the spiel for the first book:
Avry’s power to heal the sick should earn her respect in the plague-torn land of Kazan. Instead she is feared. Her kind are blamed for the horrifying disease that has taken hold of the nation. When Avry uses her forbidden magic to save a dying child, she faces the guillotine. Until a dark, mysterious man rescues her from her prison cell.
His people need Avry’s magic to save their dying prince. The very prince who first unleashed the plague on Kazan. Saving the prince is certain to kill Avry – yet she already faces a violent death. Now she must choose – use her healing touch to show the ultimate mercy or die a martyr to a lost cause?
I loved these books. I’d read some of Snyder’s work before and really enjoyed it (the other books will end up on this list too 😉) but these ones were definitely my favourite. I loved the limitations to Avry’s power and HOW she healed people. I also loved the way her relationships grew and changed throughout the series. It’s by no means hard reading, but is quite an enjoyable read. This series was my top recommended series for quite a long time, so I’m glad to be popping it on this list!!
You can pick up a copy here 😊
Let me know if you’ve read it, or any other books by Snyder and what you thought!
Happy readings loves!
– B x