Authors like Maria V. Snyder
Maria V. Snyder
Maria V. Snyder (born April 15, 1973) is an American fantasy and science fiction author best known for her Study Series.
Her first novel, Poison Study, was published in October 2005, won the 2006 Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel,
and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly magazine. The next two books in the series are Magic Study and Fire Study, which continued to follow the adventures of Yelena and Valek. Snyder then released another trilogy of books, the Glass Series. following the character Opal Cowan from the Study Series. The books in the series are Storm Glass, Sea Glass and Spy Glass respectively. Many of the characters from the Study series are also involved in the Glass books.
For this series, Snyder enjoyed using her Meteorology degree to create magicians called Stormdancers who can harvest energy from storms.