In this thrilling sequel to Masques, shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn leads a dangerous existence. Now she must return home, for her noble father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they find he's not dead, but ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, using him as a conduit to destroy Aralorn and Wolf. She must overcome this mysterious mist or fall to the blackest of magic.
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I loved the story. It was not a traditional story, in that there is no massive battle in the usual sense. The enemy, the "bad guy", is so dark and insidious that it is a really interesting journey with Aralorn and Wolf to find out how to defeat him.
Without wishing to spoil the surprise, the "trick" Aralorn plays on Wolf that reveals a lot about how much they have been through together is my favourite moment. It really touched me, and was very well written.
The scene where Aralorn returns home is excellent. The revelation of her being surrounded by family is a real eye opener into her character, especially after being so isolated previously.
When Aralorn believes her father is dead, it was really moving. It is very well written, emotional without being overly sentimental.
Again the narration is excellent. Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job of all the difficult language and characters. I really hope Patricia Briggs revisits this series in the future.
"Excellent listen that left me longing for the next"
I just finished this book and Masques. The two main characters were easy to like and had significant depth. The "bad guy" was quite evil with out being over the top. I found it difficult to turn off either book which my family loves as I cook much more elaborate meals just to have an excuse to listen. It has been many weeks since I last found a book that would entice me to make homemade applesauce.
As was said by the other reviewer, I truly hope the author picks this series back up and writes at least a couple more.
"Even better than Masques!"
I really like this series. I would like more. I like the characters and I hope Patricia picks this one back up and gives us a few more books!
I enjoyed this one as much as Masques! She has such a talent for writing suspense long enough its a good mystery yet not to where it drags. She ads clues so you figure it out with the characters. Characters who we grow to care about.
"I want more!!"
I wish there were more books after this one. I feel like we were just getting to know Wolf and Aralorn. There is so much more I want to know about them. I think I'm going to have to go back and listen to them again and see if I can find any hidden gems that I missed the first time around.
"Didn't like the narration"
I think it will be a good story for some but it didn't do it for me and I think it had something to do with the narration. I kept falling asleep on it and the story just didn't keep me interested. I've listened to a couple of the other ones in the series and enjoyed them enough but not this one.
"Another winner by Patricia Briggs!"
Loved this book - I miss Aralorn and Wolf already! I hope she'll write more about them. I don't listen to too many audio books over and over, but I do listen to Patrica Briggs' books over and over. Her characters are so well rounded, so full of life. If you like magical fantasy type books, this one won't disappoint.
This is a great follow up to masques and I so glad it did come out even if its a bit latter then the others. There is a little bit of audio error at the end but not enough to take away from the performance which is also amazing! Both author and narrator have brought this story and its characters to life!!!!
"great sequel to Masques"
got a bit overly twisted at the end but was a satisfying sequel to book 1 and had great characters to continue the story - is there book 3?
"The second time around can be better"
This second book in the series is a better story than the first book in the series. It held my interest with ease.
I loved this story! The characters were alive and vibrant and the twists and turns to the plot held me captive. Couldn't put this down!!
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