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

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(Sianim #4, Aralorn #2)
Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Katherine Kellgren)
Audible Frontiers
November 2, 2010
9 hours and 28 minutes


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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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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

  1. I need to try this one. I really enjoyed the first book.
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    • I loved the first book too. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Wait… I”m confused… are there two overlapping series – like Mercy and Alpha Omega? Should they be read in chronological order?
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    • Their are 4 books in the Sianim series. Their are 2 books/stories on Aralorn/Wolf in the Aralorn series.

      Masques which is book 1 of Sianim and Aralorn story. Then you can either jump to Aralorn’s next book witch is Wolfsbane or you can continue the Sianim series in order; which is Steel the Dragon then book three When Demons Walk.

      On Amazon they have book one as Masques, then Wolfsbane, then Steel the Dragon, then When Demons Walk as the order. On Goodreads it’s different.

      From what I understand she wrote the other two; before finishing Aralorn’s story. My understanding is that each novel stands alone except for Aralon and so you can read/listen in any order.

      Hope that helps!

      • Thanks. It’s a bit confusing, but sounds so good!
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        • Ya, I know! Here is what I read on Goodreads series page which comes from the authors website: “Wolfsbane is a tightly-coupled sequel to Masques, and won’t make much sense by itself. Other than Wolfsbane, this is a loosely-woven series, and the books can be read in any order. They share the same world, but each book is a stand-alone story with its own cast of characters.”

  3. I’m looking forward to listening to this one!

    • Hope you enjoy! Happy Listening.

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

    • I LOVE her Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series. I started with them… This series is different, but oh so amazing! You can tell even back then, before she was big, that she was a fabulous storyteller and world builder. Hope you enjoy!

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

    • Hope you enjoy the audio! Happy Listening.

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

    • What I love is that this is her early work before she hit it big and you can tell even back then she was an amazing storyteller and artist. I’m enjoying seeing/reading her different books. Thank’s for stopping by.

  7. Excellent review Angela!!! Shared on my socials!????

    • Thank you. Glad you enjoyed!