After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy....
Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier....
We all play roles at times. Wardwick of Hurog played the role of a fool till he reached adulthood, just to keep his father from murdering him....
Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic-both good and evil-returns....
Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate....
Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself....
When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic....
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living....
The first three books in this action-packed, wildly original fantasy series by New York Times best-selling author Jasmine Walt....
Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options....
In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen....
Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire....
Patricia Briggs' "unique" (Kliatt) novel of a slave, swordwielder, and spy gets a second life with an exciting new package to attract the fans that made her Mercy Thompson novels bestsellers.
Would you consider the audio edition of Steal the Dragon to be better than the print version?
Would you be willing to try another book from Patricia Briggs? Why or why not?
i love patricia briggs, and i love most of her books (the Mercy Thompson Series is a must read), so i had high hope for this book (i loved masques) but i didn't fall in love with any for the charaters (like i did with wolf). <br/>
Have you listened to any of Jennifer James Bradshaw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
i have heard her in The hob's Bargan and it was ok, but i would have had Katherine Kellgren read all of the Sianim Series.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
dont think of it as part of Sianim Series (Masques and Wolfsbane) think of it as its own book.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
I've read every book written by Patricia Briggs at least twice, and have listened to all her audio books until this one. I found Ms Bradshaw's narration irritating, so much so that i couldn't listen to the book. It seemed she was trying too hard to make her voice smooth and husky instead of using a natural tone. If not for that, I might have been able to listen to the characters because they didn't seem too bad at first, and I thought once she got into the book, they'd only improve. Unfortunately, I found myself grinding my teeth at her narrator's voice. Disappointing.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
Excellent narration by Jennifer James Bradshaw. She differentiated the voices, and sounded not "sexy" (as someone said) but mellifluous, with a smoothly modulated voice.
As for the story itself, please excuse any misspelling of names, since I listened only. I liked the developing relationship between the healer Tristan (a sylvan, a green magic user) and the empath Riella (escaped slave turned horse whisperer and spy). That was nicely handled, even though Tris pulled a fast one, and should have had to grovel more.
However, the plot is weak. The final resolution didn't hold together well, because of a sudden character shift. I couldn't see "the prophet" as anything but a slave trader and rapist. His link with "the night god" didn't make sense, since this god was known for providing refuge for the weak, by covering them in darkness, hiding them (not raping or enslaving). Thus, the prophet's characterization went wonky, when Briggs tried to re-draw him as benign, just because he helped... Never mind. No spoilers here. Also, the whole cats plot thread went nowhere, really. I expected more of that.
This is part of a series, but it can be read as a stand alone, no problem. Overlapping characters are the spymaster (Wren) and the aeMagi.
Contents include rape, murder, and torture.
Ignore the title. No dragons, except in a game and a memory.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the narrator's dreamy voice with this story. It's exactly how I would expect Rialla's voice to sound like. The characters were distinctive from each other and she spoke in a consistently controlled cadence that was easy to listen to and understand.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I never made it through the second chapter as the reading was so poor. I loved the first two so this was a real disappointment.
Not a huge fan of the performance only because the voice was so low through half of it but wonderful story very good read.
Just my personal opinion- This book was not one that held my interest, so it made listening to the entire story difficult. I only stuck it out because it said it was part of a series, so I didn't want to miss anything in case future books in the series got back to the characters I learned to like during the first two books. This was very creative, as the author is extremely gifted, but I just was not able to build up much interest in its characters as I did listening to her other books. The narrator's performance was ok but I think there was a lot of room to make this listening experience much more enjoyable. I won't lister to this one a second time & I'll be double checking the main characters & narrator in the next book in the series to see if they change back to originals or something new entirely - if it appears to be more of these characters' story, I'm going to save my credit/money and wait for something different to buy & listen to. Maybe Patricia Briggs's next book about Mercy will be ready soon & I'll buy it ASAP!
Like every book I have picked up by her, I couldn't put it down
BOOORING! I loved the Mercy series from the first paperback. when I needed more of my fix I bought Briggs older books and enjoyed most of them. Not as sophisticated as the Mercy Thompson series but good entertaining reading. This book along with the Alorn books just can't keep me interested or make me care about the characters. a big thumbs down on this one.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful