Masques : Aralorn

  • by Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Patricia Briggs (introduction)
  • Series: Aralorn
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an introduction written and read by author Patricia Briggs.

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Briggs first published novel

Masques is Briggs first published novel. This is en rewrite of novel and frankly I didn't really expect very much as Patricia herself says she has learned alot since.
What do I know! I enjoyed the story, the action and the characters. Yes it is the first and is shows but the plot, the suspence and Briggs subtile writing style is great.

I do hope Audible will stock Briggs other books, including the Mercy Thompson serie and the Alpha and Omega serie.

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- Vicky

Superior fantasy

If you could sum up Masques in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, magical and heartfelt. The last one might seem a little strange for a fantasy novel, but there is a bit more depth than usual. There is a great human core to the story, focusing on relationships and family as well as magic and fantasy.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Got to be the lead character Aralorn herself. She is strong and brave, and really well written. She is not the usual damsel in distress, she is self reliant and very handy with a sword.


Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren and Patricia Briggs (introduction) ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not heard anything else by either of them. On the strength of this performance, I would not be disappointed. Patricia Briggs provides a great insight into her work in the introduction, which is a real bonus. Katherine provides a wonderful narration. Her voice is clear and very easy to listen to. Her delivery is also well paced, with an excellent distinction between male and female characters. She is a real bonus, and I think I would enjoy listening to her again.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a particular moment, but any scene featuring Aralorn and Wolf is a delight. The gradual deepening of their relationship is believable and very well played.


Any additional comments?

I can't believe this is Patricia Briggs' first novel. It is very accomplished, and very well written. There is a depth which is sometimes missing from this genre, which is very refreshing.

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- little bobs mum and dad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-09-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios