I love the Mercy books, this was a perfect follow on to Silver Born and provides insight to Mercy's heritage. You get a look inside why Mercy has always felt like an outsider having an Indian half, a white half, and a coyote half with no one wanting to "claim her as their own" until Adam and the best thing about Adam is he loves Mercy for exactly who she is.
Mercy has always been my favorite character in this series because she is tough, vulnerable, smart, and tries not to take herself too seriously. I think she's had to be tough because she's never felt like she belonged with the wolves or her mom's family. She's always been a little bit of an outsider and was also told she was an outsider. It's makes her a little thicker skinned than most. She can still be hurt by not being accepted by others and can also feel like she is never quite good enough. This could have made her bitter but she's not, she's optimistic, tends to see the good in others but is in no way a pushover.
Lorelei King has been voicing all of the Mercy books and does such an awesome job voicing each character so distinctively. I really liked how she performed Coyote, he came across whimsical, silly, and powerful.
I love these books, I can't wait for the next one to release in March 2013. I find I will relisten to the series because I love the storyline and the characters so much.
Patricia Briggs is a wonderful writer and Lorelie King brings these characters to life.
Yes I would, as it is already my second or third..or is it fourth time I have indulged. I love the Mercy Thompson Series. I have all of the books in ebook format and now I have all of them in audio format. It's like good music, it can never get too old. I will listen to them over and over again until my digital copy gives up the ghost.
I would compare the Mercy Thompson series to the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara. Why do you ask? Because they both have strong female lead characters, who are just aaaa.....Whole Lot unconventional. They go into situations and whadayuno....VICTORY! (I'm doin the snoopy dance). I just love it.
Lorelei King is one of the best narrator's out there. She can do male voices, female voices, children voices, probably even pet voices. She Rocks!
Werewolves and Faiery's and Vampires..OH MY!! Demons and Ghosts and Sorcerers...OH MY!! Witches and Warlocks and Walkers...OH MY!! ....Wait...What's a Walker? Mercedes Thompson that's who.
Mercy in action... with the giant Fea.
I enjoyed all of it. The descriptions was fantastic!
There was a lot of new information, new charcters....easy to get confused if you are not careful.
3,495 hours listened in 2012! I used to be a voracious reader, then my job had me driving about 1k miles a week. I started listening to Audible and have never stopped. I quit work and now just listen all the time, cleaning house, shopping, driving, in the hot tub. I even put one earbud in and let Audible read me to sleep every night.
listened to this one twice, I had to go back and confirm a few context clues that hint at what might be coming up in the next book...can't wait.
I was seriously concerned for our girl on the banks of that river! I mean she really gets herself in some spots. Also, what's up with the daddy vision? That's all I'm gonna say, no spoilers from me!
Love Lorelei King, she does male voices as well as female, and she gets that frustrated Werewolf voice just right, you can really tell Mercy can irritate even the most patient man. LOL
When is the next one coming out? Make sure you read the Alpha and Omega series too.
Enjoyable for life!
I am torn between Mercy and Adam. If I have to choose, I would pick Mercy. She is the person I would want to be!
It made me cry and laugh and at times, it even made me mad.
I can read this story over and over!
I would listen to this book many more times. Not only was it well written and entertaining but the narrator did a great job.
Can't really compare this book to just one. There were things from different books but the way that Patricia Briggs wrote this is also different than anything else.
Lorelei King brings character or spunk to the characters. I find that enjoy her individual characters but then there are characters that are brought to new life. her voice is captivating.
Two unique newly weds get more than they bargained for on their honeymoon.
I'm looking forward to the next book. I loved the work done on all these books.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
I was really enjoying the whole series, read it all in a weeks time. I was so happy to get to the last book to see how it would all end to find myself asking 'Who wrote this one?" I guess I was expecting more with Mercy and the pack them working out their difference, but she jumped to tie up a loose end with Mercy and her Dad. I did not think this was a loose end due to the fact the guy was suppose to of been dead this whole time. All the riddles he speaks in and some of the other's left me confused as to what was going on and who was who. Never did manage to quit understand If that man was her Dad or not. Then we end the book with Mercy's letter to Adam....Didn't she live? So why are we ending the book with the letter?
I felt jilted since we never got to see them settle all the differences and never really got to see the romance between the H/H. Now I ask, was this really the last book in the series??? I hope not, too many things were left undone.
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.
A Book Addict who found she could clean house and get her book fix with audio books.
My favorite of Brggs' work, this series is great. With a steely heroine and the best of the storyline. I love the narration and the stories Briggs creates.
This book was wonderful to read for those of us who have been rooting for Mercy to have a Happy Ever After. So glad she finally CHOSE someone, and it was an entertaining end to the series. Though it would be nice if it continued, as I love the narrator, and there are so many other aspects of this world that can be explored. Great conclusion to the question of "who will she end up with?".