Moon Called/ Blood Bound/ Iron Kissed
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Kennewick, Washington car mechanic Mercy Thompson doesn’t exactly have a normal life. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, she’s not exactly normal herself. Because Mercy Thompson is a walker—a shape-shifter who can change into a coyote at will….
MOON CALLED: When Mercy’s repair shop becomes the hideout of choice for a young runaway werewolf, she’s thrust into a power-struggle between packs that threaten to “out” them all—in a way that could get them killed.
BLOOD BOUND: Mercy agrees to act as extra muscle when a vampire friend delivers a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire has a demon inside, a sorcerer who’s wreaking havoc on Washington's Tri-Cities. And Mercy’s pulled into the fray.
IRON KISSED: Mercy can shift her shape—but not her loyalty. Her mentor/boss has been arrested for killing a citizen of the fae reservation. And since the fae—his own kind—seem content to let him rot behind bars, it's up to Mercy to clear his name…and that could cost her her life.
“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
So where do stories come from?
The other day, I watched a fox run through our neighbor’s pasture and then veer off to run just outside our fence line.
“Ah,” I thought, “he’s been here often enough to know about Danger Horse.”
My big gray gelding protects his fields from coyotes, antelope, deer and, apparently, foxes. His name isn’t really Danger Horse, but that’s the one he acquired for his big snorting shows of fear when the only thing he’s afraid of is missing his next meal or working too hard.
I wonder how the first meeting happened between horse and fox—how many times the gelding drove the fox off before the fox decided it was easier to run along the fence line though he’d had no problem running through my neighbor’s horse herd.
Story ideas come like that, from sparks born of small incidents—the VWs in my driveway and a woman I know who made her living as a mechanic. The sparks flitter along meandering tracks, most of them dying out, but a few hit dry tinder and burst into life. Then I have a story.
Sometimes it works backwards too.
I’ve run my main characters through murder and mayhem until I, the characters, and the reader need a break, a chance to catch our breath. So I might slip in the coyote who followed us one day when we took the horses into the hills near home. She was so narrow from side to side that, from a distance, all we could see was a pair of big, triangular ears. Or use the little boy at the zoo, who, looking at a particularly wrinkled elephant, said, “Mommy, look at the elder-fant.”
Hardcover Book : 720 pages
Publisher: Ace Sci Fi & Fantasy ( May 01, 2008 )
Item #: 12-557883
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.188inches
Product Weight: 25.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
These are great books! If you buy this book you will start a great trip in Mercy Thompson's world. These are not just about a were-coyote, but also have the world of the Fae, Vampires, Werewolves, and the struggles of how to deal with them all being in the same world. These are my absolute favorite books that Patricia Briggs has written. She has outdone herself and if you enjoy books about the supernatural in modern times you will really love this series. There are a lot of books out right now that are about the supernatural, but this series is definitely at the top of that list!
Reviewer: Michele C
If you like Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris (Sookie), Stephanie Meyers, P.C./Kristin Cast (Zoey-house of night) and/or Stephanie Plum books; you will love this series. I can not believe I purchase this and did not read it right off; now every year I am googling to see when the next one is coming out. I love the Mercy books, thanks Patricia!!!
This was my first foray into Patricia Briggs world and I am so glad I went in! Love Mercy and the way the story builds. I've purchased the rest as soon as they came out as I couldn't wait to see what happens next. You will not regret this purchase!
Great book hard to put down but at 3:30 a.m. needed my sleep. Wish the book had a better cover. Think thats what kept me from getting it sooner, because I kept going back to the preview of it and it seemed interesting. Glad I did, going to get the next two.
Reviewer: Eleanor L
There are not that many cool wolf/shifter series out there and this one will not disappoint. This is my all time fave werewolf series with the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn coming in at a close second.
Mercy is a wonderful character...she is not your average girl. Patricia Briggs makes you want to be the mechanic that has dirt and grease under her fingernails and who is tough as nails and is sexy even in a dirty t-shirt and jeans. That is what makes her so unique compaired to other series. Don't read these books expecting a dainty girlie character that has to have a man to function.
Along with a wonderful heroine you will be introduced to a fantastic supporting cast that will endure themselves to you.
I am anxiously awaiting book 6 that comes out the beginning of 2011!
Reviewer: Tanya L