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Masques (Sianim, Bk 1)
Masques - Sianim, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Briggs
Backed by an army of undead, Geoffrey ae'Magi, master of illusion, threatens to devour Aralorn's peaceful kingdom of Reth... — The ae'Magi is corrupt and yet irresistibly charismatic, the horror at his core shaded by a spell-cast mask of regal charm. Only a few have the will to resist his evil domination... like King Myr, dragon bless...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441019427
ISBN-10: 0441019420
Publication Date: 9/28/2010
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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gremlin avatar reviewed Masques (Sianim, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 5
I read the original 1993 edition of this book a few months back, and it really wasn't very good. However, this re-written edition is a much better, smoother book, without changing the storyline. The only thing that I could absolutely say was different was the added prologue that shows us the first meeting between Aralorn and Wolf. The rewrite upgrades this book from 'just ok' to 'liked it', and this time I did want to know what happened next in the sequel Wolfsbane.
barbsis avatar reviewed Masques (Sianim, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Even though Patricia Briggs says this is inferior to her newer novels, I loved it!

I don't usually like political novels so I didn't expect to like Aralorn, a mercenary spy. But she is a terrific heroine who puts herself in danger to help her friends and allies. This is a political intrigue where the evil wizard wants the ultimate power of immortality and is willing to sacrifice whomever is necessary in order for him to succeed. Aralorn and Wolf join forces to stop him. I liked the sexual tension between them and wonder where it will lead. Wolf is such an enigma. He's a mage and a shifter with secrets that dribble out slowly. He is, by far, my favorite character and I can't wait to see where Ms. Briggs takes Aralorn and Wolf in Wolfsbane.
gypsybookworm avatar reviewed Masques (Sianim, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I rather enjoyed this book. I was totally intrigued by the shape shifters and I liked Patricia Briggs style of humor in her character Aralorn. There was plenty of mystery to keep me going, but I will say that it dragged just a tad in the middle. I was curious enough and wanting to know what was to happen with the mysterious Wolf and their budding relationship, so I didn't notice too bad. ^_^
I liked that Briggs made the characters seem very real and not super heroes who had no faults or fear. I just ordered book two....
zzonielady avatar reviewed Masques (Sianim, Bk 1) on + 90 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I like all of Patricia Briggs books and expected to like this. I liked it very much. The mystique of "Wolf" slowly emerging and the sexual tension between him and Aralorn are well written and keep me interested in reading the next book. I like the mercenary society and hope that other people of interest are revealed as the story unfolds. King Myr and the Dragon must be a future story unfolding.
reviewed Masques (Sianim, Bk 1) on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A bit different then most of her books. This was the first book she every wrote and she says herself the first printing of the book should not have been printed. It starts slow but then you get to know the people in the story and it starts to flow. By the end you are pulling for all the right people wanting the next book to come out. This book is not just for fan of wolf books but also for people that like magic, dragons and kings you will love this book too.
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