Scent of Magic (Healers) by Maria V. Snyder
Scent of Magic is a fast-moving fantasy novel that involves interesting characters, zombie soldiers (some not even human to begin with), magic, friendship, and love.
The world has been decimated by a man-made plague and survivors are few and far between. Only one healer remains in the entire world, Avry. She is in great demand and is desired in many ways by the evil life magician, Tohon, who is plotting to control the entire world.
Only Avry, her lover Kerrick, a forest mage, and Prince Ryne and crew stand between Tohon and his evil plans.
The novel was well-written, though the characters were not developed enough to fully draw the reader into their lives. This could be overlooked since the action was such that one wanted to know what happened next. I, for one, am waiting for the next book in the series.