I think the author was somewhat less inspired when writing this book - but that resulted in a more leisurely pace that I still enjoyed. There was more character development and background and less raw plot. I especially enjoyed that she branched out into Native American magic.
With previous books in the series I hated having to pause the playback when I got to work (I listen to and from work). With this book it was much easier to pause ... but I still liked the book a lot.
My only complaint is that that the author must have read earlier reviews about her stories being a little to PG (hard to believe with vampires running around, but true). At the end of the last book, and throughout this book, she tried to venture into an R rating ... but you could tell she was uncomfortable with it. I would have preferred continued discretion to the awkward introduction of more sex.
BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) Not one of the best Mercy Thompson books, this was a quick listen that progressed along nicely but was definitely one her best.
Plot: As with the previous novels, this one explores the "supernatural" aspects of the Native Americans. As Mercy and Adam head away for their honeymoon there is little interaction with some of our other favorite characters from other books. Light is shed on Mercy's past and a knock down drag out battle between the Native Americans and a river monster ensue, but the ends of these books are starting to get a little predictable (SPOILER BELOW).
Narrator: No complaints, Lorelei King is back and none of the voices changed!!! Two thumbs up for Penguin Audio!
SPOILER ALERT - read AFTER listening!
I think someone needs to explain to Ms. Briggs the difference between a "staff" and a "crutch." I'm not sure exactly when (which book) the wooden staff started showing up at a time of crisis, but come on, it's getting way too predictable. Mercy's in trouble, needs a weapon, POOF staff is in her hand. She loses it, POOF it's back underneath her. Hopefully coyote has run off the thing and it won't show up again, but why do I believe the entire next book is going to be dedicated to the origins of the staff and why the river monsters blood has turned it bad?!?
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I like this book... There are a set of new characters here, and new creatures you find out... it is shorter than the previous ones. But still it was a good one.
As usual you find funny moments and interesting ones as well.
Enjoy another good addition to the series.
I really enjoy the Mercy series, but am getting quite tired of the books focusing more on the fae than Mercy and the werewolves. I am hoping the next book will have less fae in it.
I'm a big fan of anything other than romance. Lately I've been alternating between mysteries and sci-fi and love their weird intersection.
If one is already a Mercy Thompson fan, then the book has soon cool twists, but the initial focus on the wedding is off putting. If someone hadn't read the series, this is not book with which to begin
I wish that the fae aspects were more developed and that the author would quit having Mercy and her "mate" gush over one another
It was a good book but not as good as her others. Still, love the characters and can't wait for the next. In the top listof favorites.
Love all the characters, can't pick out any as a favorite. They all are.
I truly enjoy reading and listening to Patricia Briggs latest effort. I feel as if I have come to know all the characters in her stories as personal friends.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I love the mixture of humor, mystery, legend and supernatural in Ms. Briggs stories. Makes my commute someting to look forward to instead of dread.
I like the book, but tire of women always being so tied to a relationship. The relationship between Mercy and Adam is distracting.
I love this Series!!!!! I wish there were more books available, I hope she is writing more. You won't be disappointed if you like the supernaturals. And Don't miss the other series that she writes that is some what of an off shoot with the Montana relatives. Just starting that one and hope it is as good as this one! Lorelei is the best narrator, very easy to listen to.