Steal the Dragon (Sianim Series #2)

Steal the Dragon (Sianim Series #2)

by Patricia Briggs

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ISBN-13: 9780441002733
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: Sianim Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 145,552
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 4.16(h) x 0.79(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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Steal the Dragon (Sianim Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story, a sci-fi murder mystery with a bit of romance thrown in. I won't give any of the story away, but the end sort of suggests a sequel sometime in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will not let you put it down. Once you start you have to find out what will happen next. This book has it all: mystory; magic; swords; monsters to beat (both human and not); a strong, good looking girl; and a 'man' that you will just have to read about to solve his mystory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Patrica Briggs works, and let me say I have not been disappointed in any of them. This story gets you from the start and doesn't let go until the end. Truly great!
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I like it. This one overlaps in place, and to some extent in time, with Masques and Wolfsbane - Geoffrey the ae'Magi is about a decade dead, King Myr of Reth is a named (but not active) character, the (a) central concern is the longstanding quarrel between Reth and Darran. Oh, and it's the beginning of the reign of the Voice of Altis...having just read When Demons Walk, I knew as soon as he was introduced who was the Voice (so I read them out of order - oh well). I still don't know where Sham's city is - Southwood? - and still want a map. But the pieces fit together rather nicely. I like Rialla - like Sham, she's had her world torn apart and has rebuilt it, more or less. Now circumstances let/make her deal with the pieces she's been ignoring... she is persuaded into playing the part of the slave she was, and begins to deal with the scars left by that experience. Tris is interesting, but I wish we got to see more of him - we get a very little bit of him as a Sylvan, and a bit of him as a person, but not much. Like Wolf in Masques, we only get clues. Maybe there will be a second book for this, and for When Demons Walk? At least they acknowledge the romance by the end of this one, though there's a lot to learn for both of them. I enjoyed the story; again, I found that I'd forgotten most of it, which means I got to experience it all new. Yay! I really prefer these sorts of tales from Briggs, rather than the urban fantasy. I like the Hurog books best, but Sianim has supplanted the Hob for me, I think. Of course, if there were more in the Hob's universe, it might switch back...the more I read, the better I like it.
EowynA on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This has some elements of The Hob's Bargain, with a more mature approach. This is book #2 of 3 (I don't have book 1). Enough information is provided so that missing the first book does not severely hamper understanding. This is a sword and sorcery, with a strong heroine and some much darker elements than most of her other books. Rianna is a former slave, dancer by trade, sent as a spy on a mission to help nudge the political machinations between realms towards a situation where slavery in general is abolished. There are also some interesting magical creatures. Easy read, but didn't capture me as fully as some of her other books.
SunnySD on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The nasty scar on Rialla's left cheek covers the remains of her Darran slave tattoo. Captured as a young girl when slavers slaughtered her clan, she was trained as a dancer, biding her time until chance allowed her to escape and make her way to Sianim where she found work as a horse trainer. Now Ren the Sianam Spymaster wants her help protecting a Darran lord who plans to outlaw slavery. The only catch - she'll have to go back as a slave.... Murder, intrigue, a god-touched Voice, and a mysterious healer: if Rialla can survive, she may just find the love of her life, but surviving won't be easy.Enjoyable, but not as finely crafted as some of Briggs' other books. The characters are a bit flat, and the action somewhat repetitive and predictable. Still a good read, though.
humouress on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is the story of Rialla, a girl who was taken by slave traders from Darran. She escaped to the mercenary city-state of Sianim, and now has a chance to end the slave trade in Darran by becoming involved in a mission for the Spymaster of Sianim.This is a good book, but having read the Hurog duology and 'The Hobb's Bargain' by the same author, which had that something special (for me) that makes a really good story, I was a bit disappointed because I didn't feel that this book had that 'something special', in comparison. I notice that this is one of Briggs's earliest works and consequently it isn't surprising that the writing is a bit rougher in parts.However, it is still a good story, filled with magic and adventure, and worth a read.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Very good book, I really enjoyed the unusual story. Great ending. Doesn't get any better.
Homechicken on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was all right, nothing spectacular, but Briggs is a decent fantasy author and writes entertaining stories. There wasn¿t much wrap-up for this one, though, and I know my wife wouldn¿t like the ending just because of that. The main character¿s love-interest never really comes to fruition, which would tick her off. But overall, it was well written and an enjoyable read.
therhoda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is one of her earlier one so it is grittier. The characters still come to play in a world way to big for one book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the twists and turns of the plots and characters.
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SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
A great story.
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