Mercy Thompson has been hailed as "a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself."* Now she's back, and she'll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it's the children who suffer....
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
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i love Mercy stories. they are realistic paranormal books that deal in real life issues but then it is twisted by the paranormal. this book is no exception. it twists and turns as you go through the emotional turmoil following the characters of the book. but start from book 1. even though they are mostly standalones. the characters grow and expand from book to book
Another great book by Patricia. I can't wait till the next. I did miss Stefan bring in it. But it was about the fae.
"There are no words to express how much I loved this book!"
I have adored every Mercy book, but this one was the best one yet. It was absolutely fantastic. Patricia Briggs is an amazingly talented author. You really can't go wrong with a Patricia Briggs book.
The narrator, Lorelei King is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. She preformed this book so beautifully. She can do the snarky, sexy, funny, touching, and gut wrenching roles this book calls for incredibly well. Plus she does a sexy male voice that is like chocolate melting on the tip of your tongue! This is an incredible blend of amazing author and narrator that makes the audiobook version so...well there are no words.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series. My one complaint is that several of the characters were missing their usual voices. Lorelei King is an awesome narrator who brings depth and interest to each of the characters, both male and female. The voices and accents have been consistent through the whole series until this book, where they suddenly were forgotten. If you haven't followed the whole series, you may not notice but it is disconcerting when a certain characters suddenly have different voices and therefor personalities. Hence 4 stars instead of 5. I am still looking forward to the next book in the series.
"Another Awesome Mercy adventure!!"
This was another awesome addition to the Mercy Thompson series! I can never get tired of these stories, they are full of action, suspense, magic, and lots of "pack politics." I love how Adam and Mercy work together as a team, they are the perfect Alpha leaders. We are introduced to new and interesting characters.
As usual, The Gray Lords are up to their games, and Mercy and the pack find themselves in the middle of the Fae conflict, but they will not back down. They have declared to protect their territory and the boy who escaped from the Fae.
If you are a Mercy Thompson Fan, you will definitely want to add this story to your collection.
This story was well worth the credit, and the time spent listening to the story.
"Mercy at her best"
As with all the other Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series books, I loved this one. WHAT AN IMAGINATION. Wait... It's not real? Ugh! Patricia sure knows how to bring you in and keep you there. I couldn't put this one down until it was finished and then I still wanted more. Isn't that what a good author does? Patricia Briggs sure knows how to do that. Mercy and Adam are great characters, along with all the other background characters and the new ones she brings in with each book. The magic and abilities are the coolest. Patricia built the character of the new kid/guy, Aiden, with such detail, that you could really see him in your mind when he slapped Jessie on the butt. Mercy is so very good with words in critical situations as well as being an advisor to the pack as well as the other characters. She doesn't do everything based on feeling, she has logic and facts to back up her decisions. Even if they are not popular with the pack or anyone else. However, to have someone like Adam always backing her up, is awesome. The story just goes on and on and each one is fresh and new. Can't wait to read the next one. Bring it on Ms. Briggs.
"War? Peace? Warewolf vs. Faye"
This ninth installment is very well done. A plot that keeps you listening. This is a tough one to put down. There are parts of this book you will want to rewind and listen to several times in a good way. Mercedes and Adam take center stage as everyone clashes. We get to see many of our favorites as this story unfolds. Brigss finds a way to weave important contemporary messages into this supernatural narrative -- in a subtle way.
This story has a hint of romance, but is mostly action. It is fast paced and doesn't stall anywhere. Those who like supernatural will enjoy this. You will miss a great deal if you don't listen to the earlier novels. You can read this first, but you might be lost because of the many characters and the nuances as Briggs relies on the backstories of the past. Kings narration is superb.
I highly recommend this novel. I am anxious to listen to the next installment. Thumbs up and give it a read.
"Briggs and King are an awesome team!"
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, mystery, sci-fi or drama. This will make you laugh and cry and feel joy and pain. True storytellers make everything better.
Mercy is my favorite character but all of the characters are wonderfully made.
Her voices of the different characters bring them to life and help you see them clearly.
Yes, it made me laugh and cry. All of the books in this series have that effect on me.
Any of the books in this series are great but if you start with Moon Called you can see the development of all the characters from the start. I love this series and this book is a gem.
"Hopefully not the end..."
A lot of loose ends get tied up here and the end is a lovely, neat package of completion. While it makes me sigh with contentment to have this books end well and see my favorite characters in good places, I'm very hopeful that this doesn't suggest an end to the Mercy series.
"I love Mercy Thompson, and Patricia Briggs writes"
Patricia Briggs writes with so smoothly. It's almost poetic. Great story. Love the love between Mercedes and Adam. It's great. I love that she's kickass. She's a strong woman with a man who loves her for being the way she is.
"Another Great Mercy Thompson story."
4/5; 4 stars; A-
I think the Mercy Thompson series is my favorite PNR series, slightly nudging out Kate Daniels, WOL, and Vampires in America.
Anyway, there was a lot to like about this book. Several bright spots with respect to Mercy and Adam's relationship, fun times with the pack, some good battles, and some closure on the fae arc that really got going when Charles and Anna helped Beauclaire rescue his daughter in Fair Game.
Its was great to see some characters from one of the short stories in Shifting Shadows]. I wondered what happened to them!
I really don't enjoy the role of the fae in this series so I hope that the focus gets back to the Marrock's plans for happy werewolves everywhere.
If you are a fan of this series I am sure you will enjoy this addition.
"Excellent as always"
I will listen to this book again. I always listen to good books twice. I seem to gain more detail from the second listen.
Not an action sequence it was the scene when Adam and Mercy's pack are disavowed by the leader of all the Werewolf packs - by the man who raised Mercy. I was stunned as were Mercy and Adam.
I love the way Lorelei portrays Adam. Patricia has written a rounded character and Lorelei's performance helps in the development.
Lorelei Kings shows a wide selection of very stable voices an excellent narrator.
The stage is set for more stories. I love the fact that Adam and Mercy have a loving and stable marriage which strengthens the plot lines. In this story they offer protection to a child who had been abducted by the fae with consequences.
I will keep my eyes open for the next book in the series.
"Enjoyed the book"
Enjoyed the books that were available in this series. A shame about the missing ones, which left you to quess what had happened between book 4 and 8.
Time passed too fast 😂! I really like Mercy Thompson Books so when i decided to listen to the last book out (i think) it was rather daunting. I feared they the voices would wayy more différent than in my head (Adam's voice was definitely not what i hope but it's alright since it comes from a woman voice) but it was amazing! I really enjoyed it almost more than reading the books itself (almost, because really. Reading books it's a whole new world opening)
"Great series and narrator"
Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series is a very good read and even better when narrated by Lorelei King . BUT yet again Audible do not have the complete series on their UK site . This is unbelievably frustrating. I have e mailed them in the past but no joy . For that reason only I would hesitate to recommend this series . You'll end up frustrated too !
"A great story"
The stories of Mercedes and the werewolves have never failed to delight me. Fire Touched is good on its own merit, but will make more sense of you have read the previous books in the series. The reading worked well for me, but I only really notice if something doesn't seem right, and I didn't notice anything about the performance here at all.
I love the Mercy Thomson series every book has a great story line and awesome characters can't wait for more !!!
"Good story worth waiting for"
Had listened to all the other books while on holiday .Was impatient
To get this one, only problem now .......how long till the next book!
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