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by Patricia Briggs
Released: March 8th 2016
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Published by Ace
“I think it’s safe to say that this series continues to get better with each book. Mercy becomes stronger as a character, the pack shows evolution and growth and the world continues to build across several books. With so much going on, this book is packed full of non-stop excitement.”
~ Under the Covers
I love returning to this world. Not only it is comforting to be back into Mercy’s head but there’s just something about this world that always excites me. There’s never a dull moment, especially when a rampaging troll starts causing mayhem. It’s up to Mercy and her merry crew to tame him. But that seems to be the least of her problems when she discovered that a human child has been stolen by the fae years ago. This sparks a dangerous war between the humans and the fae, throwing Mercy right in the middle of the havoc.
Though the story is narrated through Mercy, Briggs isn’t selfish enough to keep things only about her. We get plenty of glimpses of the pack, learning more about each of them and even some of their backstory. While in the earlier books Mercy seemed like an outsider before, she is now fully cemented as part of the group. You can sense that her connection with the others is as strong as ever and this familial love adds much depth to the story.
I think it’s safe to say that this series continues to get better with each book. Mercy becomes stronger as a character, the pack shows evolution and growth and the world continues to build across several books. With so much going on, this book is packed full of non-stop excitement.
Fans of Anne Bishop’s The Others series would absolutely adore this series. The writing style isn’t that much different and if you enjoy the concept of shifters and pack politics then both these series offer something to you. While Bishop’s series can run a little dark sometimes, Briggs’ does also have its bleak moments. But if you’re a loyal fan and have come this far, I have no doubt that you’ll find FIRE TOUCHED as enjoyable as I have.
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