ARC Review: Fire Touched ( A Mercy Thompson Novel) by Patricia Briggs

Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: ACE
Format: ebook
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: 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?


Another excellent installment in the Mercy Thompson series. Mercy, Adam and the wolves find themselves claiming to be the protectors of the tri-cities which is their territory and the protector of what looks like a small boy but is actually much older and has great magic. Mercy isn't sure why she made the declaration she did about the tri-cities being their territory to protect, she isn't sure if it was actually her or if the walking stick she had held aloft was responsible.

Now a battle has begun with the Fae, and to avoid an all out war they have to negotiate or hand over the boy that the Fae seem to want so desperately.  The Fae are some scary creatures but Mercy seems to have a handle on that and has several allies in the Fae world. These bonds make her pack even stronger and also more of a target.

Well written, well developed and fun.  Mercy is a strong female character who has compassion for those around her.  She takes in stray's and makes them her own, she doesn't want to be the cause of anyone elses pain and this is difficult for her often. With the help of her mate Adam and a host of other colorful characters she shows that beauty and being female does not make you weak.  I love this series.

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