Masques (Sianim Series #1)

Masques (Sianim Series #1)

by Patricia Briggs
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Masques (Sianim Series #1) by Patricia Briggs

Experience the fantasy and adventure of #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Brigg's first published novel—the thrilling start of the Sianim series...

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. But her latest mission involves more peril than she ever imagined. 

Agents of Sianim have asked her to gather intelligence on the increasingly popular and powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi. Soon Aralorn comes to see past the man's striking charisma—and into a soul as corrupt and black as endless night. And few have the will to resist the sinister might of Geoffrey and his minions. 

So Aralorn, aided by her enigmatic companion, Wolf, join the growing rebellion against the ae'Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is—or where he will strike next?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441019427
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Sianim Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 121,432
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

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Masques (Sianim Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 309 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Aralorn the shapechanger has been a spy for Sianim for years as the money is great. She is assigned to penetrate the Kingdom of Reth where the powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi has established a cruel dictatorship; her mission is to assess how potent the mage is and what he is scheming on beyond this beleaguered land. To Aralorn accompanied by Wolf, this is another easy task. However, once inside she realizes how dangerous and powerful Geoffrey is. Aralorn quickly completes her mission and rushes back to Sianim to report. Only she now learns how far Geoffrey has ties as his insidious control reaches everywhere. With Wolf at her side, Aralorn the mercenary takes her first stand without a thought of money when she joins the resistance. This is a revision of Patricia Briggs' first fantasy from the early 1990s; the sequel never released before will soon follow. The rebellion against magical evil story line is entertaining even without Mercy although the cast comes across stereotypical of the sub-genre. Still fans will root for Aralorn as she goes from avarice give me the money realist to rebel with a cause idealist. Harriet Klausner
MeriCalandra More than 1 year ago
Reading the review of this book I knew that the story was the writer's first novel and that it would be a bit rough :D Still even though the plot is fairly obvious and the ending pretty certain it was an entertaining read. I am REALLY glad Patricia did not go back over this, after being given the chance, and polish the story. I think it is very true that it would have changed the story into something the original readers would not have liked. It is a very good book for; people getting into the fantasy genre, people who are young readers, and also for people who "are between their to-die-for books" but do not want to pay for a bad book. The characters are memorable and I am glad Patricia has a sequel being released soon because I am dying to see what she does with the sequel. This is also a good book to see the transition between a *slightly rougher* first book and the later polished work of an author. I would definitely check out her other books, if you like this one even a little, the later works just get better! :D I would recommend this book for discussions whether in book clubs or in high school reading classes. Get this book if you like the free reading sample. Bright Blessings, MeriCalandra
healer24 More than 1 year ago
This book is set in a different land where magic predominates. As usual Patricia holds your attention from start to finish. The slowly evolving relationship between the two main characters, wolf and aralorn are developed at a good pace and with fine detail. The humor that Patricia puts in all her books is quite evident here and is one of the reasons I love her books. You will enjoy this one; I just finished it and bought the next one, Wolfsbane. ENJOY
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
I never found the original story. But, I pre-ordered this and downloaded it a few minutes after midnight yesterday. YES! It is great! Patricia Briggs is a great author. Her books are exciting and her characters live in your mind as real people. She is one of the best authors being published today. She does not shortchange her readers. I see her name as author on a book and KNOW that I will get a story to cherish and read over and over again with enjoyment. Thank you Patricia Briggs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been so entranced by wonderful books such as these novels have been. This is a must read on a wish list and you will that these books differ far from what other writers and readers would sterotype most books of werewolf and magical fantasy. I have never been so excited by an author and their books since the final HP book for J.K. Rowling. I cannot wait for her next accomplishment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the revisted book that Patricia had reworked, I found the book very good as well as the storyline pulled me in love Aralorn and Wolf want to read more about them Already read Wolfbane and love it as well..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was fun to have the beginning of the sianim story. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to date, none of patricia briggs' works have been disappointing. she pulls you in and keeps your attention.
SherE1 More than 1 year ago
I accidentally purchased the sequel to this book, Wolfsbane, not realizing it was the sequel until I was a few pages into the book. Realizing that I needed to read this book first, I went ahead and bought it. I CANNOT GET THROUGH THIS BOOK!!!! I keep hoping that if I keep reading it will get better but I eventually give up, buy and read a whole other book and then try to go back to this book but I STILL can't finish it! The characters spent way too much time STUDYING BOOKS about how to defeat the bad guy and going off into tangents about random folk tale than they did actually FIGHTING the bad guy. (yawn)
brightspring More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Patricia Briggs' books and knowing that this was her first, was amazing! I love the story and I love the characters. They really are just as good as any other story. Though this story doesn't have many of the sharp turns in plot that she usually has in her books but this book doesn't disappoint at all!
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My favorite books
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Everything that Patricia Briggs creates is so awesome and wonderful entertainment
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SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
I love Patricia Briggs.
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