Fire Study (Study, #3) by Maria V. Snyder
Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.
The baddie in this story is someone whom I've never thought of as EVIL. The blood rituals conducted by "baddie and the gang" is really gross - and cruel. Many innocent souls died in their quest to gain ultimate power.
In a few words, Maria's Study series is one you should never miss! If you haven't read the books, I highly recommend you to get a copy of each from your nearest bookstore today!
Note: This book contains mild swearing, a gory scene which involves human internal organs and a non-graphic sex scene between Yelena and Valek. For mature teens only.
Read my review of Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
Read my review of Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder