|This is two books Masques is
the first ever book by Patricia Briggs, and has been reprinted and published with
its the sequel, Wolfsbane. When she went back over a book
she wrote 20 years ago, Briggs was horrified and edited it extensively! The explanation of
how the books were born is amusing to read. As the writers husband said, the plot
has been done before, but this is told in a refreshing, interesting story. I dont
want to give any spoilers so will keep this brief.
Aralorn is a noble lady who gave up
everything to become a mercenary, travelling the land and having exciting adventures.
Having green (natural) magic through her mothers side, she can shape shift and
assume the form of many animals, an advantage when youre a spy. In Masques,
Aralorn is given the mission of gathering information on the powerful Geoffrey
aeMagi, the leader of all wizards. Wolfsbane has the story
of her father dying and Aralorn returning to her family home to mourn him.
An exciting story with action, adventure, evil mages, disposed kings, and dragons, good
vs evil in this fresh new story. Any ages can read this book; Tamora Pierce fans will love
it. Hugely enjoyable, these stories are different from her Mercy Thompson
and Alpha & Omega series but just as compelling.