I received this book for free from Ace in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Published by Ace on March 8th 2016
Number of Pages: 352
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
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?
Fair warning: Once I picked this book up, I didn’t put it down again until I’d finished it. So be prepared to spend an entire day doing nothing but reading!
All the books in this series have been amazing, this one being no less so. Trolls, fae, fire magic, pack politics, a sentient faerie home, and Baba Yaga suck you in from the first pages. We get more of Mercy and Adam being cute, as well as appearances from old favorites like Bran, Zee and Tad.View Spoiler »I do love the walking stick, I’m not sure why exactly, but I do. And you know it’s a sign of a good writer, when the death of a walking stick has you going “Oh no!!” Poor walking stick… « Hide Spoiler
Besides the pack politics, we also get fae politics, bargains and exchanges. I liked Aiden once he’d loosened up a bit, and I liked the scenes with Mercy trying to explain human culture/manners to him. We didn’t get Coyote actually showing up in this book, but he was mentioned a number of times. Jesse is growing up, and she’s becoming more sassy. I loved her bickering with Aiden.
I love the twists that were thrown in, and how it seems to be setting up for something that will both challenge, and change Mercy, Adam and the pack, and the entire Tri-City area. I can hardly wait to see how it plays out in the next book, and what new and exciting things will happen because of it.
If you haven’t read this book yet, this is your “nudge” to do so!