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Steal the Dragon (Sianim, No. 2) epub

by Patricia Briggs


Steal the Dragon (Sianim, No. 2) epub

ISBN: 0441002730

ISBN13: 978-0441002733

Author: Patricia Briggs

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Action & Adventure

Language: English

Publisher: Ace (November 1, 1995)

ePUB book: 1457 kb

FB2 book: 1412 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 622

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Was so very disappointed in this book, particularly for one by Patricia Briggs. Lots of loose ends many ideas with potential and practically no followthrough

Was so very disappointed in this book, particularly for one by Patricia Briggs. Lots of loose ends many ideas with potential and practically no followthrough. This is one of those few cases when I felt a book could have been a LOT longer. Here are just a few examples.

There are no dragons in this book – well there is, but not a significant one and it only appears on the page once, in a dream. Patricia Briggs has learned a lot about writing since she wrote ‘Steal the Dragon’, but the early promise was definitely there and this is well worth reading. So having got that out of the way, this is early Briggs (1995). Rialla’s internal conflict about her independence and her feelings about slavery are well done and not too heavy-handed.

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Briggs . книга Steal the Dragon. Feeling numb, Rialla made her way through the busy streets to the stables where the war horses, a source of income for Sianim second only to its mercenary services and training, were kept. She slipped under the ancient stone archway that lead into the stables, and allowed the familiar smells and the sounds of the horses moving quietly in their stalls to calm her.

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Pushing aside a few books, he cleared space on his desk for the lantern. How could I refuse when your invitation was so unique? I had no idea that my mistress's gardener was a Sianim spy until he invited me to meet with you here

Pushing aside a few books, he cleared space on his desk for the lantern. Before leaving this evening at the usual time, he'd taken the precaution of pulling the heavy curtains across his window so that no one would see the light from the outside. He wasn't really concerned with secrecy or he never would have chosen his office as tonight's meeting place, but it was his nature as well as his profession to keep as much information to himself as possible. How could I refuse when your invitation was so unique? I had no idea that my mistress's gardener was a Sianim spy until he invited me to meet with you here. Not that I am offended by it.

CHAPTER ONE. She stretched her arms wide, hands open, holding the pose for an instant before bursting into furious motion. Each placement of foot and angle of wrist was choreographed, thoughtless, perfect. Her body flowed from one movement to the next, graceful, seductive, submissive in turn. In the maze that was the oldest building in Sianim, Ren, better known as the Spymaster of Sianim, settled himself in his chair and looked out the open window at nothing in particular. The chair had been made for his predecessor, who had been a much larger man.

When Rialla was young, slave traders from Darran ambushed her clan, killing all the men and enslaving the women and children. For years, Rialla lived in bondage, serving her master while waiting for a chance to escape. When that chance came, she made the best of it-and fled to the mercenary nation of Siani. ow she can strike back at her former masters. A lord in Darran seeks.

Patricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series. Patricia Briggs was born in 1965 in Butte, Montana, United States. She now resides in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State. Briggs began writing in 1990 and published her first novel Masques in 1993.

The third novel in the Sianim series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega novels...When Rialla was young, slave traders from Darran ambushed her clan, killing all the men and enslaving the women and children. For years, Rialla lived in bondage, serving her master while waiting for a chance to escape. When that chance came, she made the best of it—and fled to the mercenary nation of Sianim…Now she can strike back at her former masters. A lord in Darran seeks to outlaw slavery—but there are plots to kill him before he can. Rialla is chosen by the spymaster of Sianim to prevent the murder—and is plunged into a world of deadly magic, where gods walk in human form. Where her most trusted companions are not what they claim. And where Rialla could be enslaved again…
This is the second book in the Masques series by Briggs. It takes place 10 or 15 years after the events in Masques, and features new characters and a different view of the world. Character development is better in this book than the last, and you get a deeper peek into Reth's neighboring country Darran and some of the differences between the cultures is explained, deeper than "Reth harbors magic users because Darran hates them". There is great attention to detail here as Briggs explains the social hierarchy and the behavior of aristocrats versus the servant and slave populations. You get a good feel for the characters as they undertake their roles and read their thoughts. Briggs' storytelling has improved from the first book to this one and I am eager to see at what point it starts to read like Mercy Thompson or Alpha/Omega in terms of details and plot development. Interesting and enjoyable!
Ever since I started reading her books, I have enjoyed everything that Patricia Briggs has written. Steal the Dragon is a stand alone novel, but set in the world created previously in Shifter's Wolf. (A new release combining Masques and Wolfsbane) I believe you will enjoy them most in chronological order: Masques, Wolfsbane, Steal the Dragon, and finally When Demons Walk. Patricia Briggs has always had a knack for creating characters that are interesting, and easy to relate to. My only complaint is that we only have 2 books to get to know Aralorn and Wolf(Shifter's Wolf), one book to get to know Ria and Tris (Steal the Dragon), and one book to get to know Sham and Kerim (when Demons Walk). That being said, I can recommend the entire SInam Series as enjoyable light reading. Somewhere between Harry Potter, and The Da Vinci Code, these are fun and entertaining novels.
Its about alliance between two nations. That present situation that needed a alliances between both nations. But there are still nobles within the nation of Darren. That killed to stop the joining of the two nation. Because that some nobles got their wealth by slave trading. And a city-state its mercenary and spies. That wanted to know why someone wanted to stop the alliance of two nations. A young girl who is a horse trainer. And former slave who was ask by the a spy-master and prince to find out who want to stop the alliances. And stop the murder of heir and save the alliance. But both were a bit to late. To find the person who wanted to stop the alliances. The brother was accused of murder.
Enter the uncle who want the girl because. She was his property. But escape slave that was beyond five years wasn't his property know longer. But where was added mystery to story.
I can't seem to get enough of Ms. Briggs books and am so glad that I decided to check out her older works. The closest I've come to being disappointed in any of her books is when I finish and I'm wish there was more. I really wish she would revisit some of her older works and turn them into a series. While a couple of them are listed as series, as this one was, they really aren't.
I love Patricia Briggs when I am in the mood for adult fairy tales. Her story lines are uncomplicated and sometimes it is nice to just sit back and read a good fantastical story that is not weighed down with philosophy and/or intricately woven, complicated story lines(don't get me wrong- I love those types of books too). Also a relief to read Briggs b/c women are not objects to be won and saved by men anymore or less than the men are by women.
Patricia Briggs is an amazing storyteller. Steal the Dragon is a wonderful book and I enjoyed it so much. I have read almost all of her books, and there isn't one that I wouldn't recommend or give 5 stars. I started with her more recent books(Mercy Thompson series and Alpha and Omega series) and loved those so much I wanted to keep reading more by her..I am so glad that these earlier books were also available for the kindle. If I could give her books 10 stars I would..don't hesitate to buy any Patricia Briggs book, you won't be disappointed.
I'm really getting attached to Patricia Briggs' books. My only problem is that most of them are only one or two books, and not long series (except for Mercy Thompson) Regardless, I am really attached to her and her heroines. I'll keep reading.

Jim
Was so very disappointed in this book, particularly for one by Patricia Briggs. Lots of loose ends many ideas with potential and practically no followthrough. This is one of those few cases when I felt a book could have been a LOT longer.

Here are just a few examples. The hero and heroine are transported in a dream to waterfall where they meet a dragon. Neither waterfall nor dragon ever appear again. The same two characters discuss the mystery of how a broken arm was fixed and how important discovering that cause is. The cause is never discovered. Several pages of a spell book fall out and are easily and effectively destroyed but a later mage thinks the pages contain great magic and can't be destroyed. The time it will take for a journey varies between two and five days. The heroine claims to need private time and independence yet accepts an imposed permanent mind-reading relationship happily. Unexplained horror creatures appear, wreak havoc and disappear without a chase, concern about possible reappearance or background as to how they were made to appear in that place and time.

This book desperately needs a total rewrite for consistency, clarity and a good deal more amplification. Either the writer or editor seems simply not to have cared very much about this book. Really too bad.