The sixth novel in the international No. 1 bestselling Mercy Thompson series - the major urban fantasy hit of the decade
'I love these books!' Charlaine Harris
'The best new fantasy series I've read in years' Kelley Armstrong
MERCY THOMPSON: MECHANIC, SHAPESHIFTER, FIGHTER
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. And she's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
As Mercy comes to terms with this new information, an evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River. Something deadly is coming, facts are thin on the ground and Mercy feels ill at ease. However, her father's people may know more. To have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need all the resources the shifters can offer. Or death will be the least of their worries.
A fast-paced adventure featuring the ingenious and appealing Mercy Thompson - mechanic, trouble-magnet and coyote shapeshifter.
Praise for the series:
'Plenty of twists and turns . . . Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't-put-it-down end' Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking
'I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can't wait for her to kick some more ass' Lilith Saintcrow
Books by Patricia Briggs:
The Mercy Thompson books
Shifting Shadows (Stories from the world of Mercy Thompson)
- ISBN10 0441019730
- ISBN13 9780441019731
- Publish Date 1 March 2011
- Publish Status Out of Stock
- Publish Country US
- Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
- Imprint Ace Books
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 324
- Language English
2015 tbr challenge + cleaning my shelves 2015
As always, had so much fun with everyone!
And hooray for Adam face time!
One of Adam’s clients is opening up a campground and has offered the pre-opened campsite for Adam and Mercy’s personal use and a friend has loaned a camper bigger than Mercy’s trailer for their use. Time away from the garage and from the wolf pack and Adam’s teenage daughter, all of whom are always at Adam’s house, is just what Mercy and Adam need to build on their mating bond and new relationship.
But a vacation for Adam and Mercy just can’t stay a quiet getaway. It seems the fae orchestrated the choice of honeymoon getaways for them based on a premonition had by the owner of the campground. Someone has raised an ancient evil from the bottom of the river and human flesh is its choice diet.
With the help of some local Native Americans, Mercy learns more about her own past and about the River Devil and how to stop it. Except the bait they need to lure it out, seems to be Mercy.
Once again, after the world building has been set up, these stories just move, move, move. We do spend a bit of time going back into Mercy’s life story dealing with her Native American blood and her father and she learns several things that she just wasn’t prepared to learn.
And once again, what happens in this story will have an impact in the next so this is not a series which is easily picked up in the middle.
I definitely recommend picking up Moon Called and starting from the beginning. It is a great series for the paranormal lover.
I liked the new characters in this one too. They were really cool. I still love Adam the most and there was A LOT of him in this book. I was sad that the pack isn't in this one though. It's just Mercy, Adam and some new people they meet while on their honeymoon. It's still a good read though and I really enjoyed it.
I'm nervous to see how long this series is going to be though. Long series aren't always the best. Sometimes you just need to stop writing and leave a little to the imagination. Hopefully it all turns out well!
River Marked is the sixth novel in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Despite mixed reviews it was perhaps one of my favorite in this urban fantasy series. Unlike its predecessors most of the action takes place in the second half of the novel. Briggs brings us more of Mercy’s story and a captivating look at Indian lore. I consumed this in a single afternoon and loved every minute of it.
In this novel Mercy and her mate the yummy alpha male Adam are camping off the Columbia river, when they stumble upon a man injured on a boat. They soon find themselves dealing with a creature capable of living in this world and the next. They quickly discover it is feeding off humans and Mercy may be the only one to stop it.
What I loved about this particular novel was the character growth we see in Mercy. She has always guarded her heart, never allowing herself to get to close. Here she completely opens up to Adam. She accepts him as her mate and realizes the benefits of their bond and those of the pack. She acts as a mother figure for Adam’s daughter and seems to be more at peace. It was awesome to see Mercy rationalize things, to take a moment to figure out why Adam reacted to something. Previously she would react or shut down. To see her trust in him completely was refreshing. When faced with death, she is ready. She prepares letters to those she loves. The most difficult was Adam’s. I loved that at the end of the novel Brigg's shared that letter with us. We get to see the softer side of Mercy. The one we all knew was there, under her kick-ass, never care attitude.
The battle they faced was intense. The last part of the book, had me turning the pages, and at times going back to make sure I completely understood what was happening. Through a ghost Mercy gains a better understanding of her father. We do not see all of the characters. Sam is absent, as well as most of the pack. This tale was really all about Mercy and Adam. I think that is one of the reasons I loved it so much. We have waited years to see these two sort things out and get together. To finally see them working as a team and gaining a more intimate knowledge of each other was delightful. Seeing Adam smile and goof off and hold hands was smokin' hot.
I highly recommend River Marked and the entire Mercy Thompson series to fans of urban fantasy. The world Briggs has created is brilliant and I love revisiting it again and again. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series, Frost Burn with an expected publication date of spring 2013. In the meantime, I will be starting her Alpha and Omega Series and look forward to sharing it with you.