Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs is a worthy addition as the ninth book in the Mercy Thompson Series. Coyote shapeshifter, Mercy Thompson Hauptman and her mate Alpha of the Columbia Basin Werewolf Pack, Adam Hauptman, help the humans battle a troll. They wind up involved in politics, trying to stop a war with the Fae; simultaneously, trying to protect a human boy, Aiden, that has been Fire Touched. This contemporary urban fantasy takes place in Tri-Cities, Washington and in Underhill (Fairyland).
The scene at the beginning of the book with Mercy and Izzy’s mother is pretty amusing. I like how it ended up tying in with the rest of the book, very creative.
I like the introduction of Aiden. He has endured a lot throughout his life and is a survivor. His powers are impressive. He is a fascinating character with a lot of depth. I enjoyed his bantering with Jesse. I would like to see more of him in future books.
I love that the walking stick has taken on a personality. I hope we haven’t seen the last of it. I also appreciated Baba Yoga. She is clever and you never really know what to expect from her.
The pack dynamics was interesting; both with the Columbia Basin Pack and Bran’s Pack.
I enjoyed the plot. I like the use of characters from mythology in a modern setting. The story was convincing and believable. It had an excellent conclusion. You can always count on the Mercy Thompson series to have a great combination of action, fantasy, humor, and imagination. Each story is significantly different, but feels consistent with the series.
Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Ace
Edition Language: English
Series: Mercy Thompson #9, Mercy Thompson World - Complete #13
Characters: Adam Hauptman, Zee, Mercy Thompson, Jesse Hauptman, Ben (werewolf), Honey, Uncle Mike
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