Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help....
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©2011 Patricia Briggs (P)2011 Penguin
this writer does an excelent job of wrapping you up in the story. The whole series rates at the top of my listening list.
I like that the auther brought native american mythology into the her series.
I really liked the coyote caracter, his mishevoious nature is amusing.
It took more than one sitting since it was a decent length, and i only listen when i was in the car for the most part.
I would recomend the series to anyone who loves modern supernatural storys.
Mercy kills monsters
Mercy of course! Patricia Briggs' leading lady is back, and as cool as ever.
She's better at differentiating character's voices than I am.
Not really, there's plenty of laughs, action, suspense, ect...
While I admit River Marked isn't the best book of the Mercy Thompson-Hauptman series, it's still excellent. And as a guy who's a fan of strong female leads, I really appreciate that Mercy isn't a damsel in distress, nor is this series a romance veiled as an urban fantasy. Sure there's romance, but not smutty, but there's also laughs, action, suspense, and very well defined characters. I recomend the entire series to anyone who enjoys urban fantasies.
I love this series. This book gave readers/listeners & Mercy herself, history regarding her past, which did not derail the book's story but brought the story along. This is a great series, I can't wait until the next one!
Yes. I believe both are gifted storytellers.
Nothing. Lorelei King does an excellent job and I've listened to many of her reads.
No. The story was very unusual, difficult to follow and way too far-fetched. I was very disappointed in this book.
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I rate the fantasy novel River Marked (Mercedes Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs 5 of 5 stars. This is the last of this series that is currently available. This story takes a different tact with Mercedes and Adam traveling on their honeymoon right into big problems with a River Fae. Why I say different tact is that this story was 90% Mercedes and Adam and the other characters in this world were minimal. Self-doubting Mercedes really has to step-up in this situation as Adam isn't as much help as usual. This was the most enjoyable story of the series and leaves me hoping Briggs will give us a 7th installment. Highly recommended if you have read the previous books. Overall I do recommend this series.
I enjoyed the characterizations and storyline. It was fun & enjoyable & was glad that the relationship drama from earlier books (love triangles and such) was not present. The blending of traditional fantasy staples into modern society was very interesting.
I like the character Mercy. She's interesting and self reliant, but not a super hero.
I think she adds a dimension of reality to the characters that one might not find for themselves.
I've listened to this whole series and I was glad when this new one came out. If you liked the earlier books, you'll love this one too. Mercy is... well, Mercy. This book doesn't have many of the characters from the series in it, pretty much just Mercy and Adam, but you get to learn more about Mercy and her heritage, which was really interesting.
I loved the first four books in this series. I liked the fifth one. This one was definitely the weakest of the bunch. As for the narrator, I always love listening to Lorelei King. She does a terrific job.
The most interesting aspect is the love story between Adam and Mercy. I love an Alpha Male! The least interesting aspect is the lack of the rest of the characters in the story. We don't get to spend anytime with the rest of the cast!
I loved the wedding - it was perfect.
We definitely need a follow-up book to see what is happening with Mercy and Adam - I think we may have a surprize bundle coming!
I found the story moderately interesting, but it lacked the punch of the earlier ones. In particular, dealing with the current big bad monster by the poor little coyote seemed to be formulaic and lacked the suspense. Far below the first two or three stories. Still enjoyable, but disappointing.
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