Review of Fire Touched: Mercy Thompson Book 9 by Patricia Briggs
Mercy, a coyote shapeshifter, and Adam, her Alpha werewolf mate, need to smooth the tensions between the fae and humans in order to prevent an out-and-out war. This include stopping a rampaging troll and protecting a human boy that is fire touched.
I immediately purchase this book when I heard it was released and I wasn’t disappointed. Mercy is fiercely protective of her loved ones and the defenceless. She doesn’t have extreme magical abilities, but is rather an astute born leader that inspire others to follow her lead and right the wrongs.
Similarly to other Mercy Thompson novels, expect thrilling fight scenes and destruction, new characters with their backstories, more involved interpersonal relationships and interesting deeper plots. It was like visiting an old time favourite friend. Where other books focused more on action, this one delved a little more into the emotional growth of the characters. An unexpected death was really shocking … I’m silently hoping that some fae magic change this situation in the next instalment.
And as always, Patricia’s books have some lessons to share. I also especially like to share the following quote: “‘Death is part of life’, he told her. ‘Without the one, it is hard to have the other…’” (page 334 on Kindle).
I highly recommend Patricia Briggs’ series (I actually re-read some of her books!!!).
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