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 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.
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
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.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am honestly disappointed by one of my favorite authors. I hated that I used a credit for this. Mercy is usually one of my favorite heroines. She managed to appear weak and boring in this, the worst of the series. My dad called it a filler book "to introduce new plot ideas and characters." Whatever it was, made it terribly difficult to get through. There were several potential plot twists that fizzled weakly into nothing instead of some of her bigger climaxes. To be fair, this is the first I have listened to (as opposed to reading in paperback format). So maybe readers ridiculous attempt at performance that lead to this extreme disappointment. I will not spend money on the next one, though I might borrow it or buy it second hand until she proves me wrong again. I will try to skip King altogether though. She is definitely no Mercy.
The addition of a new character
I love her narration on the Mercy Thompson books, however, she changed the voice on several characters. This was really annoying, and surprising that she didnt catch this error herself. I hope on future installments she goes back to the original voices. She is one of the best at creating totally realistic voices in all her books.
Dont play with fire!
This series of books is one of the best out there. I love that Patricia Briggs has'nt let her writing fall into the "sex pit" like so many other writers. It's getting hard to find a paranormal book that does'nt use sex as the main plot!
Loralai King once again returns a brilliant performance. The story in this novel went by so quickly for me. I kept waiting for things to get suspenseful and suddenly it was nearly over! Mercy's world is taking interesting shape. I'm very eager to read the next instalment.
Always love Patricia Briggs. I'm totally addicted to her books, and always feel kind of angry that she expects us to survive on only one new book per year. Really like Lorelei King, but it kinda threw me off when she used such a different voice for Wolf and changed the pronunciation of a few names.
"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.
"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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