Monday, 27 May 2013

Review: Masques - Patricia Briggs

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. 

Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey 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?

My thoughts:
I meant to write a review yesterday, oh well.

I did like this one more than Briggs' other old fantasy romance novels. But yes of course it could have been much better. It was also rushed and could have been dragged out to a thick trilogy. Sure there is a book 2, but this book ended with the bad guy beaten.

Aralorn was a cool kick-ass woman. Wolf was an enigma, and yes I wished the secret who he was would have been left longer. Now it was all, maybe, and aha. Ok that's it then.

There is action, danger, a bad guy and a king to be helped. A nice little book, the first she wrote (even if she did edit a bit later on). But still it was nice and I want to see what happens next. But I did read the blurb and was all come on, told you so peeps.

Cover
Nice

Sianim #1
Light fantasy
Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Ace (first published December 1st 1993)
Own


39 comments:

  1. I am down for a cool and kick ass woman

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  2. Rushed stories are so frustrating.

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  3. I've been wanting to read the Mercy series for awhile now and know I will kick myself for waiting so long just like I am with Cat and Bones. But, the great thing is that I don't have to wait for each book as there are a few ready to be read.

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    1. The Mercy series is awesome. Love love it, so do read that one

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  4. I've been wanting to try this author for awhile, but I'm not really sure this book is for me. Maybe :)

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  5. I liked this one even if it's not the best for me, but the next one about aralorn is really better too.

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    1. Oh better? Cool. I will get it one day and those books that can be read in between

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  6. I thought she did more than edit this one. Hm... still curious about it, but now I am warned that it is rushed. Now that I know that, it may bug me less.

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    1. I am unsure, there was some info at the beginning, but it said she edited but left much as it was

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  7. Well, I think I will skip this one and would have loved a dragged out trilogy!

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    1. It would have been so much better. Instead I get book 2 and a new adventure

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  8. I've had this book on my TBR pile for a long while...may get round to it soon!

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  9. One book that could have been a trilogy? It must have been rushed. Oh, dear.

    P.S. I think YOU'RE kick-ass! ;-)

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    1. Awwwwww, thank you Diana :D

      So rushed AND it was under 300 pages

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  10. I have this one on the shelf. I do want to read her books as I have a few different series here. *sigh* One day, I'll get there. :)

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  11. Now it was all, maybe, and aha. Ok that's it then.

    Duh? Aha...

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  12. I enjoy Briggs as well and I have been meaning to check this out for awhile.

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    1. I still have 4 fantasy books by her left..make that 5

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  13. I really enjoyed Masques. You can tell it is an early piece from Briggs, who has grown as a writer since. But the story line and characters found a home in my heart and I couldn't shake them. Maybe my imagination added a little to her story telling, but I still reread this one.

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    1. It wasn't bad, I liked it better than I liked Raven 2. And as her first book it sure showed the potential that she got

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    2. I agree, Better than Raven 2. I read this after reading the Mercy Thompson series, so it was fun to see how much she has grown.
      Have you read The Hob's Bargain?

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    3. I did read the Hob and it was good, better than Raven 2. Dunno why Raven 2 fell apart like it did

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  14. Ooh this sounds kind of cool, I think I'd like Aralorn! I love everything I've read by Briggs so far, so I'm sure I'd love this. Awesome review!

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  15. I've seen this one but I didn't realize it was an older book. Sounds kind of meh

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  16. Sometimes, in my opinion, its better to make it a little rushed in some areas then to have it drag on...and on....and on...like some series I could mention. XD

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    1. Well I do not want it drag out, but here, well a whole story in one book under 300 pages. Fight the bad guy and win

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  17. That's a cool cover. I always mean to read something by this author, but never get to it.

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  18. I did read this one, but it never tempted me to read the second book. I liked it, it sure is different.

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    1. I just want to see how it turns out

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  19. I have to get back to the Mercy Thompson series before I start any of her others!

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