Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Published by Ace on March 8th 2016
Genres: paranormal, Fiction, Fantasy
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Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
It’s very hard to review long running series. I know some people manage it and I’m always in awe of them. Fire touched is book 9 though. How can I tell you about it without spoiling things that happened in books 1-8. It’s impossible. This series hasÂ gotten complicated and intricate and that’s exactly how I like it.
I loved that Fire Touched brought the fae back into the limelight. Patricia Briggs has a really interested take on Fairy and I love learning more about it. In her world there are Fae, Vampires, Witches, an entire Werewolf subculture and just a few coyote shifters. One is Mercy. Every book focuses on Mercy, she is the main character, but each book individually focuses on a different subset of the paranormal world.
If you’ve already started the series and you are on the fence whether to continue, please keep reading! I thought Fire Touched was the best series continuation in a long while. This book definitely made me realize that Mercy still has a long way to go and I can’t wait to read it.
If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you waiting for? The best part of these books is the relationship between the characters. There is great character development from book to book. Real changes take place. The best part though, is that Patricia Briggs writes real relationships. NO endless will they/won’t they, NO endless love triangles, NO endless uncertainty. Plus these books are full of action, adventures, plot twists and reveals. Highly recommend!