Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also ...
Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her vampires. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.
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Phew... I´m more than happy with this installment it was a huge leap from the previous one.
I´m uber excited the mercy finally get´s to get out of the Tri-Cities and without escort (well i can pass Stefan in this one since he wasn´t around that much).
I felt like a break to be in Spoken without the trouble of thinking in adam samuel or stefan (plus!); we get to see more of a skinwalkers habilities which i apriciate since her nature still intrigues me i´m really waiting for some far awaya relative to make and aparition and help her.
i still don´t get what is stefan thinking when he let´s everything marsilia does to him pass.
*sigh* waiting for the next installment.
Aug 26, 2010
Every book gets better and better. I can't wait for the next one. If you are looking for an urban fantasy with action and a little romance this is the book you are looking for!!! Must read the books in order but it is worth it. I can't put them down!
Oct 29, 2009
love her books...have all mercy thompson books now..
Jun 25, 2009
This is book #4 and I love the books. Mercy is a touch chick who stands on her own to feet. She is Not affraid to kick ass and take names but we get to see a softer side to this tough mechanic. I would tell everyone to read these books but toy have to read them in order...
Publishers Weekly, 2008-12-22 Briggs makes a well-deserved move into hardcover with the rousing fourth adventure for kick-ass were-coyote auto mechanic Mercedes Thompson. Healing in body and spirit after the events of 2008's Iron Kissed, Mercy is preparing to marry alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman when an old friend asks her to help fend off a nasty ghost. It's a good time for Mercy to leave Portland, Ore.: vampire queen Marsilia is after her and her vampire friend Stefan for successfully hunting down a monster that should have killed them. Mercy leaves Adam to negotiate peace with Marsilia and heads to Spokane, Wash., to investigate the ghost, an unexpectedly complicated task. Though action supersedes characterization, the preternatural culture of vampire seethes and wolf pack politics is deeply intriguing. Briggs provides plenty of detail about Mercy's complex world without boring info-dumps, satisfying both new and longtime readers. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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