This installment of Mercy's story is filled with action. From page 1 she gets tangled up in another attack on the pack, but this time not one, not two members of the pack are attacked and kidnapped - it's the whole pack. Who would be so capable or stupid to attack and kidnap a pack of werewolves? That's what Mercy needs to find out. And if she's going to save her wolves, she needs to do it fast, all the while making sure the bad guys don't get their hands on more hostages.
There's magic, there are supernatural creatures, as always. But there are also paramilitary mercenaries and government conspiracies. Someone very near and dear to Mercy's heart dies, but our favorite little coyote is not going to let grief slow her down.
I love Mercy's independent spirit and how she has settled into being the Alpha's mate and #2 in the pack. The story didn't seem to have the punch that earlier books had but maybe that's just me. I certainly will buy Book 8 when it becomes available.
It compares to the other Mercy Thompson books, of course, but beyond that I haven't read any similar books with such a strong female protagonist.
How many ways can I say how good Lorelei King is? Her inflection, her accents, her way of getting Adam's growl just right (be still my heart...pitter-pat-pitter-pat) and how she makes even Stephan the Vampire sound sexy. She is an excellent narrator, perhaps 2nd only to Davina Porter in my book.
Yes. I get hooked on Mercy and want the stories to go on and on. Of course, I have all the books in audible and paper formats so I can just pick the first book, Moon Called, and start the series over.
I love the series and commend Ms. Briggs for keeping it interesting and fun.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
I am a huge fan of Patricia Briggs, but this book wasn't her best. I was impressed that in this one unlike her other books you had Adams point of view on some things. That was a nice touch.
This was a good book but it didn't captivate me like her previous books have. It was a good book but I can't say that it was the best. I was expecting more and I didn't get it. I understand that Mercy will almost always save the day, but after a while of her thrill seeking ideas get tiring and I think in this book it was too much.
It is my opinion that the series didn't necessarily needed this book to continue forward. It is a good book to pass the time, but if you are looking for the action filled books of the past this isn't the one. Yes there is action, but it so predictable that it is almost not worth the read.
I was hoping a lot form this book, the past one Fair Game left the story with an interest Fairy flavor. This one picks up really good after those events which makes you think it will be predicable. Well as all Mercy books before this one you would get it all wrong. The book keeps you hooked all the way to the end; lots of plots twists and even bigger problems, leaving you with just a smile of how things went. We get to see an even tougher Mercy who always gets involved to try to do the right thing; she even drives around in a cooler looking car than her usual VW. And also now that she is a stepmother, she becomes someone very concern and caring to her new family.
It is not a complain, but just a comment, I felt it too short even when we know this is longer than River Marked. I guess it’s just the very fast paced and well written that you just can’t let it down. Still it left me for the need of more.
Lorelei is amazing at her performance, she always has being but in this particular story some fragments are told from Adam's point of view, and she managed just fine. Referring to Mercy in third person rather than first was challenging but helps you get into all the points of view not only hers.
In all is a great book and it’s a most if you are a Mercy fan already. Do not get this if you are not familiar with past books, and also with Alpha an Omega series.
Was so good Ill listen to it twice. Adam is so cute and so sad that peter got killed and that Mercy is still in the middle of everything.
How mercy is in the middle of things.
the book made me cry and sad and cry.
Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!
I have loved the Mercy Thompson series from the beginning and can't decide which I enjoy more - Mercy and Adam or Charles and Anna better. This installment of Mercy's story is fast, heart warming, exciting and sometimes even funny. I enjoy how Mercy is developing and not always in the land of angst as she was at the beginning. People should never underestimate the cunning of the coyote! I can't wait for the next one.
At last something that has more Adam in it, even tho there was alot of Mercy. But Wow the last book was not exciting. I dont want to give away anything, but worth spending the money on.
I would always recommend a Patricia Briggs book to a friend. She is a solid author, and I love what she does. That being said, for me a series can only go so far. I'm kind of over Mercy. I love the world that was built for this series, and I love the Alpha and Omega series, I'm just kind of done with Mercy as a main character. I would love to see more spin offs! As I said, I love the the world, and I love the characters, I just don't want to ruin Mercy by getting bored with her story.
Excellent execution as always.
The Mercy Thompson series has been fantastic, and this latest book was much the same. I don't know how Briggs can continue breathing refreshing plot ideas into the series, but she doesn't disappoint. Lorelei King does an excellent job conveying the emotion, performing the voices of different characters, and getting the wry humor just right.
I'm still fascinated with myself for reading this series. Because my daughters buy books on my account and I read a variety of history and fantasy that along with teen fiction, leads Amazon to recommend Urban Fantasy. The first book was intriguing enough that I went for it and found it an amusing summer escape. It was sort of like wondering into the family room and finding the kids watching Buffy and sitting for an hour - amusing little mystery adventure with pretty characters that are fun to look at. 7 books into the series later, I still feel the same way. All the usual suspects: werewolves, vampires, fairies, ghosts and a host of magical creatures charge around the northwest among a human population that is only vaguely aware of them. At this point the series is somewhat formula, but like watching Scooby-Doo, somehow still fun.