Also by this author: Dead Heat, Fire Touched
Series: Mercy Thompson
Also in this series: Fire Touched
Published by Penguin on March 7th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Urban, Action & Adventure, Romance, Paranormal, Shifters
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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone... Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe... Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...
When it comes to the best urban fantasy Patricia Briggs is in a small group of the best authors in the industry. The group of these five star authors is urban fantasy authors and their books is a small one. The urban fantasy genre is different than paranormal romance, or it is for those of us who read both genres a lot, in paranormal romance the physical relationship of the two main characters is paramount. The love story is very important, what the couple goes through to be together is the thrust of the book, the world these characters inhabit is a hidden one from the mundane real world. In urban fantasy the world has been reformed by the author. Some worlds are completely unique and others mirror our own, but magic has been let out of the closet. The relationships in these books are great, but the sex isn’t the main thrust of the book. It doesn’t mean there isn’t physical intimacy it just means it isn’t the main thrust of the book. The world building and the story is where the story arc center. I personally enjoy both genres, and some books stick their toes into each other genres. In the Mercy Thompson books, Mercy and her husband Adam have one of the most loving relationships in a book series. But the sex scenes are tame compared to those in paranormal romance books. Briggs writes more passion and love in a kiss than some author write in explicit love scenes.
The subtitle of this book could be Mercy’s ecellent adventure, road trip. Tip one for dealing with Mercy and her scobby gang, don’t threatened Mercy’s safety. If a character does threatened Mercy’s safety their head will find itself missing a body. Now I am more than a little disappointed in Mercy. Having a history degree should have made it easier to navigate around Europe. Mercy did you skip some classes, geez girl. I still adore Mercy despite her cutting Class during her college days. As most reviewers have said this is a stellar outing for Mercy and gang and there are a lot of surprises in this book. As always I adore Briggs blend of her world and the mythology of the world. Bravo Ms. Briggs and thank you for a wonderful read.
I both read and listened to this installment both Lorielee King and George Newbern did excellent jobs narrating. Adam’s chapters are narrated by Newbern. OMG I recommend the audio book just for BEN! LMAO.