Audiobook Review: Wolfsbane (Sianim #4, Aralorn #2) by Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Katherine Kellgren)

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Wolfsbane Book Cover Wolfsbane
(Sianim #4, Aralorn #2)
Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Katherine Kellgren)
Fantasy
Audible Frontiers
November 2, 2010
Audiobook
9 hours and 28 minutes
Bought

 

The exciting follow-up to New York Times #1 best-selling author Patricia Briggs' Masques features the further adventures of the shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn.

Aralorn's dangerous existence has taken her far from her aristocratic roots and kept her from her homeland for more than a decade. Now, she must return home to mourn the death of her father, the Lyon of Lambshold. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, they discover that home is gone forever and they must take on an old enemy more sinister than they ever could have imagined.

Katherine Kellgren, the voice of Masques and one of Audible's favorite narrators, returns to take listeners on this new adventure.

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

 

** Note: This novel starts with an introduction by the author herself explaining the updated edition. **

I finished listening to Masques and just had to dive into Aralorn and Wolf’s next story, Wolfsbane. Their are two other titles before Wolfsbane in the Sianim series, I have yet to listen to them, but plan too, and this is the second in the Aralorn series. I’m so glad I grabbed this one next.

I’m in heaven. Briggs did an stunning job with this novel. The storytelling is magical, vivid, and just all-around outstanding. You are pulled into the story from the moment it starts and each additional moment keeps you in rapture.

When we start Aralon is on her way home for her father, the Lion of Lions Guard’s, funeral. Wolf is not with her. He has just up and disappeared. He’s been doing this a lot throughout the years that they have been together. It’s his way of not getting attached, but we know and so does Aralon that both are attached.

I adored getting to see Aralon’s family. We meet her father’s family as well as the shape shifters side. Many don’t like Aralon and some even fear her. It was sad to see this, but Aralon new that she didn’t really belong and did the right thing in leaving even if some of her family missed her. Things would not have been good if she stayed.

Briggs weaves a story full of adventure and we learn fast that it’s a trap for both Wolf and Aralon. We get to meet a Death Goddess, Aralon’s family, some of the shape shifters, and who knows; the A Majie may not be gone as they thought.

It’s an epic fantasy full of twists, turns, and stories inside stories. I can’t stop thinking about this world and characters and what might come next for them. It’s one mind-blowing listen.

Narration: Katherine Kellgren did an exceptional job with her narration. The storytelling was striking and the magical fight scenes were extraordinary. All the voices where distinctive, pleasant, and nice. I have to say I’m oh so glad I listened. I highly recommend the audiobook for Aralorn’s stories.

Rated: 5 Star

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Melanie Simmons
June 23, 2019 5:10 am

I need to try this one. I really enjoyed the first book.

Jen
Jen
June 20, 2019 7:19 am

Wait… I”m confused… are there two overlapping series – like Mercy and Alpha Omega? Should they be read in chronological order?

Jen
Jen
June 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Reply to  Angela

Thanks. It’s a bit confusing, but sounds so good!

Victoria
Victoria
June 19, 2019 7:08 pm

I’m looking forward to listening to this one!

Anne
Anne
June 19, 2019 12:34 pm

Never read any of Briggs’ epic fantasy, just her two werewolf series. May have to give this a try.

Jana Leah
Jana Leah
June 19, 2019 10:38 am

It’s been too long since I’ve read this series. I should do a re-read, but in audio this time.

Janie McGaugh
Janie McGaugh
June 19, 2019 7:26 am

These sound great, as I would expect from Patricia Briggs!

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
June 19, 2019 6:51 am

Excellent review Angela!!! Shared on my socials!💖💋😉👍

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