Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series.
Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more....
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam's disappearance may be related - and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
©2013 Patricia Briggs (P)2013 Penguin Audiobooks
As always, the latest installment of Mercy's story rocks! I have been anxiously awaiting this one since march of 2011, since River Marked came out. Hard to believe that it has really been 2 years since we last visited the pack!
I love that we got to see Mercy, Adam, Jesse, Kyle, and Stefan as well as a few others. I would have loved to see more of Zee and Ben and Darryl, as well as the rest of the pack.
I was extremely shocked to see Asil, The Moor, pop up (refer to the Alpha & Omega series). I love that both series can flow into each other so flawlessly! Often times when I read spin off books, its a completely different story, and does not mesh well with the original story line from the first story set.
I would have loved to see Mercy take on more of a motherly role, even though she and Jesse are so close in age, but I guess that's what makes her such a cool step-mom! She is more of a bestie than a parent!
Even though I loved the story as is, I felt that.....something....I am not sure what exactly, was missing. I guess we will have to hold off for another installment?
Also, I would love to see Mercy and Adam have a baby! They need one, I think! Also, it would be interesting for Charles & Anna (again, refer to Alpha & Omega series) to make an appearance in a Mercy book. It would be something to see, having an Omega near this pack.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! How could I not? I have been in love with these characters since 2009! 7 books in what, 3 1/2 years? Keep up the awesome work Patricia! And thank you so much for keeping Lorelei King on this project! It is always so disappointing when a new narrator pops into a series in the middle.
Patricia Briggs is back with Mercy, Adam, their pack, and her allies. In addition, Patricia Briggs brings a little help to Mercy's door from Charles and Anna's world. Not only do you get to see the ins and outs of friendship, pack, and a little bit of magic, you get to see into more of what makes Mercy and Adam tick, what is in their hearts and minds.
I think Frost Burned was similar to Iron Kissed from the standpoint of all of Mercy's friends, allies, etc... are engaged in this story. You are able to see where folks are at and what is happening a little bit in their lives while Mercy is once again plunging into danger to save her loved ones.
My favorite scene is when Patricia Briggs gets inside Adam's head. You get to see how he feels about Mercy, why she is important to him, and how much she means to him. Briggs has always been good about get up close and personal in what Mercy thinks and feels about herself and those around her, this time she does the same with Adam and goes back and forth between the two of them.
"Mercy, your eyes are gold, I didn't know they could change color."
Loralie King does a great job of narrating the story. If I had any complaints at all, it was that I zipped through this book way too fast and now how to wait before Patricia Briggs puts out her next book......sigh......
Absolutely, as long as they've read the previous Mercy Thompson books. The story line has been compelling from the very beginning. For some reason I felt the story was a little stilted compared to the others, but I'll re-listen to it in another week or two and see if I feel the same way after round 2.
Mercy and Adam are the two main characters, and have to be favorites. But I also really like Ben, he's evolving into a semi decent person (werewolf) but he's an ass, and reminds me of some of my friends who also have asshole tendencies :) Warren and Kyle are a great couple and hilarious, and Jessi is always fun. I could go on and on, but you may get it that I pretty much like the whole cast of characters.
I liked it when Coyote pops back in the picture and Mercy draws the poisoned silver from Adam, I'd have loved to have seen his face at that moment.
A couple, but I don't want to add a lot of spoilers to this review.
The whole series is well written and entertaining. And the spin off series with Charles starting with Alpha and Omega are well written and entertaining as well.
I just listened to Evanovich's Not. 19 - and it really reduced my enjoyment of this story. The voices were not unique to this title - and hearing Adam's voice the same as Ranger's reduced my enjoyment. Additionally it was difficult to tell the vampires apart and the accent chosen was too Dracula.
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
Both my daughter and I love the Mercy Thomson series. I have listened to the series at least three times all the way through... My teenage daughter also enjoys the series and has read it more than once..
This book takes story lines developed in both this series and the overall Mercy-virse and brings them together nicely. The story has action, humor, and characters that are easy to fall in love with.
This series is fairly clean of sexual situations and when one occurs they are described in a tasteful manner so I would recommended it for a teen audience. The other series in the Mercy-virse "Alpha and Omaga" is a little more explicit but still not too bad.
Everything to love about Mercy is here and still going strong. My all time favorite series and it was torture waiting for this book but it was well worth it.
I'm a professional dog trainer who loves to read. I have degrees in English and Adult Ed. I love well written books that take me away.
Yes! I love listening to this series over and over again.
Faith Hunter's series - Jane/Big Cat have courage and vulnerability equal to Mercy's.
They are seamless and genuine and allow the listener to enter into Mercy's world without interruption.
Above Average Joe
loved the other books - great story that that end like a flat diet soda
not her best work (good filler)
wait to see what happens next
this book is probably setting the stage for something to come
This one was much , much better than River Marked.
It is not every time you can safely say "This book was worth the wait". Lots of action, a bit of humour and all the familiar characters you love to hear from.
Looking forward to Mercy and Adam's next adventure.
Suspense. Repetitive. WTF
YES!!!! I really like the Mercy Thompson series; however, these books are not meant to be a "stand alone" read, so since the reader has been following the series - there is really no need to "backtrack" and re-reference other books and known "facts" so much. I think that nearly 30% of this book was explaining to the reader - yet again (YAWN) - what an alpha is and what a dominant does etc, etc, etc....
The narrator is EXCELLENT!!! She brings the characters to life with the proper dialects, inflections, humor. Just absolutely PERFECT!
Stop "padding" the book with previously (throughout six other books) stated facts and don't backtrack the action to other books for reference. The "print" paperback is already pretty thin, no reason to make these books into "pamphlets".
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