The story seemed unimaginitive--the themes tired and used. I felt no understanding or connection to any of the characters, so in the end I didn't really care if they all lived or died. I listened to the end hoping to find a sliver of excitement, hoping that my patient listening would reveal why this title has such a high rating. Unfortunately the Hardy Boys type ending does nothing to make me want to buy the next book in the series.
The fight between Adam and his unknown assailants was particularly entertaining.
The whole sidestory with Tony and his two friends was entirely irrelevant to the book.
It is kind of refreshing to have the main character not be a vampire or werewolf. I think I picked this book up on sale as I normally am not a big fan stories with a lot of were in them, but the world itself made up for things and I would definitely give it another whirl.
Magic is out of the bag in this world. Some parts of the magical world are out in the open (even to the point that the US Government, in a case of not learning from the past, has created reservations for them) while most of the supernatural world is still in the closet. Mercy is one of the closeted ones, sitting in almost her own category, a "Walker" who is able to turn into a coyote. Her history of being adopted by a werewolf pack due in part to the similarity of her ability makes her an expert on werewolves, but still an outsider.
Mercy runs an auto repair shop in Washington state. With clients who include a vampire, former bosses who are gremlins and the Alpha of a werewolf clan living right next to her. While raised in a werewolf pack, she has nothing to do with them until events drag her deep into pack business. All because of the act of kindness of taking in a young, newly turned and unaffiliated werewolf boy who she meets through her shop.
Well scripted actions scenes, a very well thought out world and interesting characters made this a fortuitous accidental buy.
I like mostly fantasy - Robert Jordan, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.
Great supernatural series! Mercy is a coyote who lives nest door to the local alpha were. Good action with interesting stories in each book of the series. Each book is a stand alone story which I like. The narrator does a good job & adds to the overall story. If you like weres, vampires, fairies, & a mystery then you will enjoy this.
I would definitely recommend this series. In fact I plan on listening to Patricia Briggs other series.
This book was enthralling and fun, although not really 'complicated', which worked great for me right now. I couldn't stop listening and am looking forward to the next books in the series. I would highly recommend this. Easy listen and yet interesting too.
An interesting tale of supernatural creatures in very human situations. The book reminds me of a female private detective story combined with a matter-of-fact description of the every day lives of supernatural creatures.
If you like the Sookie Stackhouse series you'll like this series. I love a strong female character with wit, throw in a little romance, and some fantasy characters and what's not to love.
Lorelei King has always been one of my favorite readers, so you can't go wrong.
Patricia Brigg's writing with Lorelei King's narration just bring the story together as a complete package.
I loved the fact that the story isn't predictable.
The charters are very believable. And I related to the charter of Mercy. My favorite scene is when Mercy is with Adam and his daughter held captive and trying to escape.
I got through Moon Called in 3 days. It was very hard to put the story down. I drove my family crazy as every time they wanted to speak to me I had my iPod & ear buds going. LOL.
I born a long time ago and grew up to be who I am today.
There were so many things that were done right with this book. For starters the lead is strong but still feminine. Most female leads are physically powerful, but they lack an matching level of independence. If anything Mercy survives more on her wits and conviction than her powers and abilities.
The story had me thinking the entire time and never fell into the cliche trappings I thought it was going to take. Just when I think Briggs is about to pull out an old cliche she turns it just enough to make it original. The plot is involved and the way Briggs describes wolves is so primal that she makes the cool again. These aren't lost puppies or smoldering drifters who are trying to protect people from the best within - these are Wolves so you best step aside.
It's probably just me but Lorelei King is fantastic. I'm actually looking at other books based on just the fact that she's the narrator.
Werewolves without bark.
If your tired of cliche Paranormal Romances and Werewolf love interests who pine over women like stray dogs then this is your book. This book revives my trust in Urban Fantasy as a genre. Mercy Tompson is a well written character who doesn't rely on her author giving her limitless resources and contrived scenarios just to set up an high-epic ending.
Excellent start to a great series Love Lorelei King reading this series.Mercy is a very intring and interesting character.
I loved that the story is a really well written book. And even though the cover give the idea of lots of sex - it is very clean. I let my 14 year daughter listen and she loves them.
Hard to put down
If you are of a more conservative in the content you like to listen to don't let the "covers" put you off- very enjoyable and clean. If you need lots of sex in your books - this isn't for you.
Great book-fun listen. I'm on book 5 and still enjoying them.