Patricia Briggs Showdown Round 1, Part 1- The Duologys

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 24•11

I am trying to decide which book out of Patricia Brigg’s extensive fantasy works to read next. I have four options (there are more than four obviously, I am only counting the first in any series and I have read anything set in the Mercy Thompson world). Today, I’m going to have a look at Raven’s Shadow and Dragon Bones, each of which is the first in a Duology (set of two).

The Premise: Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier. But when Tier disappears, Seraph must use her magic —and fulfill her ancestors’ oath to protect humanity from destruction. -Goodreads
What appeals to me: This book has two different cover version, both of which are very pretty and I definitely prefer that over either Dragon Bones cover. As for the plot, it sounds like something I would definitely enjoy. Love, ancient oaths… sign me up!



Premise: Riding into a war that’s heating up on the border, Ward, the new lord of Herzog, is sure he’s on the fast track to glory. But soon his mission takes a deadly turn. For he has seen a pile of magical dragon bones hidden deep beneath Hurog Keep. The bones could prove to be dangerous in the wrong hands, and Ward is certain his enemies will stop at nothing to possess them.
What appeals to me: Magical artifact based around dragons… hmm, sounds pretty cool! This book has the higher rating on Goodreads, although not by much. I like fantasy stories based around wars as long as it focuses on the political side rather than the military, so this could be promising.

The Winner…
Raven’s Shadow!
I’m sticking with what I know on this one. Despite Dragon Bone’s higher rating, this sounds more like my kind of book so that’s the one I’m going with. Now for round 2!

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One Comment

  1. Raven’s Shadow is on my wish list as well.

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