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
Great characters that you will fall in love in with. A story that keeps pulling you in.
Meeting some NEW characters!
Yes she doesn't read the book to you - you experience it
Great story and easy to listen to.
The characters and the narrator
Her voice is amazing and keeps your attention. I've read a lot of books that are narrated by her and actually search them out. This is how I came upon this series.
keep them coming!
In River Marked Patricia Briggs hits her stride in this series, maturing the relationships between and among characters, and expanding the characters.
Mercy continues to evolve and become more complex while staying true to character. We learn more about her and her past and her relationship to the worlds she inhabits. She is a very interesting person, and true to herself.
I confess: I would gladly listen to Lorelei King read the newspaper every day. She is absolutely the best, and she is the reason I decided to try this series of books. Her characterization of the vampires is fantastic.
I enjoyed the tension between Adam and Mercy when he couldn't enter the water and she had to save the day. Go Mercy!
This is a very enjoyable series, and the books keep getting better and better. Ms. Briggs has created a very interesting world and convinces us that it is perfectly normal for a VW mechanic to transform into a coyote. A cute one. If you are an author, writing interesting books featuring interesting women (and men), seek out Lorelei King to bring the story and your characters to life.
It took me about two weeks to listen to the whole book
Can't wait for the next book in the series
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.
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