Patricia Briggs, born 1965 in Butte, Montana, is an award-winning fantasy author. Shortly after her sixth birthday, she discovered there were dwarves living in the mines and elves in the forests. The hob in the garage really startled her the first time she met him, but they've been good friends ever since. The urge to share her discoveries with the rest of the world led her to writing. She now resides in Washington state.
... for the Mercy Thompson series
Plenty of Twists and turns... Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't-put-it-down end. Kim Harrison
Thompson is a sharp, strong heroine and her lycanthropic love triangle is honest and steamy. Briggs never shies from difficult material, and she moves effortlessly from werewolf pack psychology to human legal proceedings. Publishers Weekly
The best new urban fantasy series I've read in years. Kelley Armstrong
Kudos to Patricia Briggs for bringing werewolves into a new light, for offering up a believable and relatable female author, and for an over all quite interesting story that had me guessing till the very end. Bravo.
Something is wrong in the Tri Cities. A shadow has fallen across its inhabitants just as surely as if the sun hid behind a cloud. A new vampire has come into town with out stopping by the local seethe to pay his respects which is a very bad thing as Mercy is about to find out. Stefan, a vampire (who comically painted his VW bus to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo) and friend of Mercy’s is to stand trial for murder and be executed if she can’t get to the bottom of what is going on in the cities. Its left to Mercy to discover who and what she truly is before things go to far and more people die. The more she digs the more trouble Mercy finds herself in and the more trouble she finds herself in the more she wonders if it’s just a vampire she’s hunting.
When there are murders on the fae reservation Zee, Mercy’s ex boss and fae himself is arrested. The Grey Lords (the highest of the fae and keeper of their laws) are content to let him rot even though he’s innocent. Brought in to help by Uncle Mike, local bar owner and fae, Mercy finds herself once more in the fire but this time she may be in for more than she bargained as she comes under the scrutiny of the most powerful fae still alive. Calling on the help of all her friends and finding herself followed constantly by an enchanted fair staff Mercy gambles everything she has in order to save Zee.
"By far the most gut wrenching of the Mercy Thompson novels to date. Patricia Briggs throws Mercy under the bus only to drag her from beneath it and beat on her some more."
Mercy Thompson couldn't keep herself out of trouble if her life depended upon it - and it does. After killing one more vampire than the head vampiress commissioned her for Mercy is once again in hot water. As if this wasn't enough an old college friend comes to town asking for help with a mysteriously powerful ghost. Add on top of that the fact that her relationship with the devilishly handsome Alpha werewolf, Adam still needs to be clarified. Maybe getting out of town for a while wouldn’t be an entirely bad thing. A girl wouldn't think that it could be any more complicated, but then it wouldn't be Mercy's life. Thankfully being able to turn into a coyote, having powerful fae and vampire friends, and being followed constantly by an enchanted fairy stick (guaranteed to make sure all your ewes give birth to twins) takes a lot of surprise out of life and makes you expect the unexpected.
I think this is a fantastic series, and would recommend to anybody who enjoys Jim Butcher, Kelly Armstrong and Laurell K Hamilton to name just a few as it definitely stands up better than a lot of similar series in this genre.
A newly married Mercy and Adam are attempting to have a peaceful honeymoon in Columbia Gorge in the Cascade Mountains, but trouble always manages to find Mercy and it isn’t long before the real reason they were asked to go there by the fae is made clear. A river monster is killing people along that stretch of the river, and it is Mercy’s resilience to magic, which could be key to finally destroying it.
"Patricia Briggs has a lot of skill in keeping the story moving forward for people who have read all of her books, as well as bringing people who are new to the series up to speed. I really liked the Coyote character – one of the Native American animal spirits that can walk as humans – and Patricia Briggs’ knowledge and interest in Native American history and traditions comes through clearly. Another fantastic addition to the series."
After only being married to Adam for a few months, and having finally recovered from their river monster-fighting honeymoon, Mercy once again has to take charge of her wolves and friends to save them from a megalomaniac vampire, rouge mercenaries and fae assassins. As with all of her books in this series, Patricia Briggs writes a fast-paced novel full of magic swords, ghosts and things that growl in the night. Another fun Mercy Thompson adventure.