Book Review: Patricia Briggs’ When Demons Walk

Posted January 19, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Patricia Briggs’ When Demons Walk

When Demons Walk

by Patricia Briggs


Series: Sianim #3

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Steal the Dragon, Home Improvement: Undead Edition, Fair Game, Frost Burned, Night Broken, Shifting Shadows, Bone Crossed, Silver Borne, River Marked, Hunting Ground, Iron Kissed, Cry Wolf, Fire Touched, Silence Fallen.

Genres: Fantasy

This Paperback has 272 pages and was published by Ace Books on June 1, 1998. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Third in the Sianim fantasy series of very loosely connected stories.

My Take

Wow. Patricia Briggs has done it again. This story has all the homeyness and personality I have found in her other series. I’ve fallen in love with Sham and Kerim and am desperately hoping that Briggs will consider another installment.

The only connection any of the books have is the countries involved and the ae’Magi although the Voice of Altis does get a mention in When Demons Walks.

When Demons Walk, does not answer any of the questions raised in Steal the Dragon, 2, although…the instructions sent out by the Voice of Altis in When Demons Walk would seem to support a positive outcome.

The Story

To survive, Sham has spent most of her young life stealing from Southwood’s nobility. Now, as the city’s nobles fall prey to a killer, Sham is called on to help, and must use all of her magical wisdom to send the demon away.

The Characters

Sham is a young thief, mistress, lady, and sorceress whose skills will be called upon.

Southwood is…
…a country plagued by demons.

Cybelle is…
…where the Voice of Altis is the current ruler.

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