Title: Fire Touched
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Author: Patricia Briggs
Format: Kindle/Hardcover, 352 pages
Published: March 8th 2016 by Ace
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer...
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?
The stakes are higher then ever for our favorite coyote walker and her merry band of werewolves in Fire Touched, the latest must-read book in Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series!
A war is brewing between human and fae, and when Mercy and her pack of werewolves are called to the scene of a monstrous troll attacking humans, Mercy can't help but stick her foot in it again. She is about to shake things up for the Tri-Cities area and the supernatural world in general. But when the pack is left to fend for themselves with a fire-touched human child in their care that was held captive by the fae for centuries, can each of the members set aside their differences and unite as one to defend their territory?
Fire Touched is more focused on the characters in the story then the craziness surrounding them. That's not to say that this story doesn't get chaotic at times, it wouldn't be a Mercy Thompson book without five million things being thrown at her all at once. But we see a lot of progress within in the pack's dynamics, the individual member's attitudes, and the relationship between Mercy and Adam themselves. Which all-in-all create a more supportive unit. My favorite aspect of the story though was Adam finally putting his foot down when it came to his pack, and lack of respect that Mercy has received thus far in it. This was a much needed turn-around after the disappointing actions in the last book, Night Broken.
Suggest Reading Order:
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)