Fire Study starts off with Yelena having learnt that she is a Soulfinder, which causes distrust, and fear from the council, Cahil has released Ferde and a new enemy called the Fire Warper is after Yelena.
Although this is still a brilliant story and series, it did not flow as easily as the other two books, but saying that it is still a very good plot and you want to find out what happens next to Yelena and her friends.
Yelena regresses back into her old self a bit in this book, running and hiding instead of taking charge, however it did seem that everyone was putting too much pressure on her as she is still a young woman. However this did make her stronger by the end of the book.
Loads of my favourite characters from both Ixia and Sitia are back in this book, but as we see them through Yelena’s eyes, and because she is finding it hard to trust people in some parts of the book, sometimes the characters act differently that you think they should, but most of the time they are the character you know and love.
Yelena and Valek’s relationship in this novel faces more trouble as they are both struggling to understand each other, especially when it comes to Yelena’s powers, but in the end they realise that while that don’t need each other that want each other. The villain was a bit obvious and you cannot understand how one person in particular did not see it all along, but overall a good ending to the series.
I would recommend this book to those like fantasy especially Graceling or the Black Magician trilogy.