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Patricia Briggs was born in 1965 in Butte, Montana. She is a fantasy author who began writing in 1990. Her first novel, Masques, was published in 1993. Her other works include The Raven Duology, the Mercy Thompson Series, and the Alpha and Omega Series. She made the New York Times Best Seller List vis mere with her title's Silence Fallen and Burn Bright. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


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Moon Called (2006) 7,571 eksemplarer
Blood Bound (2007) 5,836 eksemplarer
Iron Kissed (2008) 5,272 eksemplarer
Bone Crossed (2009) 4,526 eksemplarer
Cry Wolf (2008) 4,328 eksemplarer
Silver Borne (2010) 3,853 eksemplarer
River Marked (2011) 3,190 eksemplarer
Hunting Ground (2009) 3,060 eksemplarer
Frost Burned (2013) 2,408 eksemplarer
Night Broken (2014) 2,002 eksemplarer
On the Prowl (2007) 1,973 eksemplarer
Fair Game (2012) 1,959 eksemplarer
Fire Touched (2016) 1,552 eksemplarer
Dragon Bones (2002) 1,525 eksemplarer
Silence Fallen (2017) 1,322 eksemplarer
Raven's Shadow (2004) 1,295 eksemplarer
Dead Heat (2015) 1,276 eksemplarer
The Hob's Bargain (2001) 1,240 eksemplarer
Masques (1993) 1,206 eksemplarer
Dragon Blood (2002) 1,204 eksemplarer
When Demons Walk (1998) 1,144 eksemplarer
Steal the Dragon (1995) 1,120 eksemplarer
Raven's Strike (2005) 1,097 eksemplarer
Storm Cursed (2019) 1,038 eksemplarer
Burn Bright (2018) 986 eksemplarer
Shifting Shadows (2014) 913 eksemplarer
Wolfsbane (2010) 900 eksemplarer
Smoke Bitten (2020) 851 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009) 797 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega (2009) 715 eksemplarer
Wild Sign (2021) 605 eksemplarer
Soul Taken (2022) 560 eksemplarer
Preying for Mercy (2008) 178 eksemplarer
Shifter's Wolf (2011) 170 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly (2015) 158 eksemplarer
Alpha & Omega: Call of the Hunt (2012) 60 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson Homecoming #1 (2008) 55 eksemplarer
Winter Lost (2024) 35 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson Homecoming #2 (2009) 32 eksemplarer
Dragon Bones | Dragon Blood (2007) 29 eksemplarer
Raven's Shadow | Raven's Strike (2008) 24 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson Homecoming #4 (2009) 21 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson Homecoming #3 (2009) 21 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #1 (2010) 18 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #3 (2010) 16 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #1 (2010) 12 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #1 (2014) 11 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #2 (2010) 10 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #2 (2014) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #3 (2014) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Seeing Eye [short story] (2009) 9 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #6 (2015) 9 eksemplarer
Star of David [short story] (2008) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #6 (2011) 8 eksemplarer
In Red, with Pearls (2011) 8 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #4 (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Gray (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #5 (2014) 6 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #4 (2015) 6 eksemplarer
Fairy Gifts (2011) 6 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #2 (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #7 (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #8 (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Redemption (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Hollow (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #8 (2010) 4 eksemplarer
Wishing Well 4 eksemplarer
Mercy Thompson: Moon Called #5 (2011) 4 eksemplarer
Unappreciated Gifts (2014) 3 eksemplarer
The Price 3 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #5 (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #6 (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #7 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #3 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Roses in Winter (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Dating Terrors 2 eksemplarer
Night Broken - Outtake (2014) 1 eksemplar
Silver Borne - Outtake (2010) 1 eksemplar
Silver (2014) 1 eksemplar

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Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011) — Bidragyder — 575 eksemplarer
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Bidragyder — 505 eksemplarer
Happily Ever After (2011) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
Heroic Hearts (2022) — Bidragyder — 195 eksemplarer
Running with the Pack (2010) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Bidragyder — 146 eksemplarer
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer

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moon Called by Patricia Briggs i FantasyFans (marts 2011)


Originally posted on Just Geeking by.

Content warnings:
This book contains scenes of blood, violence, gun violence, gore, dismemberment (off page), death (including the death of a child), transphobia, misgendering, phone harassment, obsession, mind control, sexual harassment, spiders, and a car accident (minor injuries, no deaths).

The day I don’t enjoy a Mercy Thompson book is going to be a very sad day indeed, and once again I thoroughly enjoyed this latest novel by Patricia Briggs. Winter Lost comes after the very dark Soul Taken, and all the characters are reeling from the events of that book. While Mercy, Adam, the Pack and their allies triumphed, and the Soul Taker was destroyed, Mercy was left with gaping wounds in her magic and soul. While she’s trying to deal with them in her own way, aka stubbornly hoping it will fix itself, she’s terrified that the situation is permanent and what that now means for her.

Meanwhile, Bonarata, the most powerful vampire in the world who kidnapped Mercy in Silence Fallen, is continuing his obsession. Already on edge, Mercy is forced to endure harassing phone calls and hanging up on Bonarata has deadly consequences. With the threat of him lurking and Mercy not at her best, the last thing Mercy and Adam need is her brother Gary turning up at their door, unable to communicate.

All paths lead to Montana, where Gary was last working on a ranch. Mercy and Adam head to the ranch to see what they can find, a massive storm hits, cutting them off from everyone and everything. They find themselves at a lodge with a group of strangers, and soon realise there’s more going on than they realised.

While Winter Lost connects to everything that has happened in previous books, what I liked about this one was it took a step back and gave Mercy and Adam some breathing space instead of piling on another huge Tri-Cities crisis. That’s not to say the stakes in Winter Lost aren’t big – they are! – but they’re focused on something specific rather than it being a continuation of the ongoing scenarios.

In this book, Briggs also introduces ‘interludes’ between Mercy and Adam’s chapters, and these are short scenes that include other characters and tell the reader about events that take place outside the current events and timeline. Some happen before the book’s events start or before a particular scene, while others show what is happening to The Pack while Mercy and Adam are in Montana.

In the last few books, the dynamics of the Pack have been changing, especially since Sherwood’s identity and memory were restored. In Winter Lost, Adam leaves some of the dominant wolves in charge, letting them work things out for themselves while also ensuring there’s a third wolf to act as a tie-break vote if needed. One of the interludes shows us how some of the characters got on without Adam, and it was a brilliant scene.

A lot is happening in this book, and Briggs’ fantastic world-building shines through as she weaves myth and urban fantasy together. There’s a great mixture of humour, quirky characters and witty dialogue as always, that balances the difficult hard-hitting topics. I’ve seen some readers complain about the way Briggs has been depicting Mercy in the most recent books, particularly her vulnerability, and how Mercy is trying to be more open with Adam. I’m all for it.

Relationships are hard work, especially long-term relationships, and you don’t just hit a certain milestone and go aha that’s X amount of years, we can communicate perfectly now! People change constantly, and in a world like Mercy and Adam’s with magic and Pack bonds, it’s even more complicated. It makes a lot of sense that at this stage in the series, and in their relationship, this is where Briggs is heading.

I mentioned that the stakes were big in Winter Lost, albeit differently, and I liked the way that Briggs played around with myth and belief. It was very much a case of ‘well this could happen and no one wants to find out if it’s true or not!’, rather than complicating things and saying for certain that it would happen. That was my read on it anyway, I’m sure each reader will have their own.

Briggs has never been one to shy away from representation, with one of her main characters being gay, and the issues other male werewolves have with that character discussed in previous books. In this one, it was great to see her feature a transgender character working for Adam, and there was also an inner dialogue about a character possibly being neurodivergent. While the character isn’t neurodivergent, I very rarely see authors have their characters acknowledge the possibility. Instead, it’s comments about being “slow” or “weird” which is what another character says, and this inner dialogue was used to correct that, which was extremely appreciated!

I enjoyed Winter Lost a lot, and there were many new characters that I hope we see again. I also hope that Briggs includes interludes in each book from now on, as they were very interesting and often hilarious.

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justgeekingby | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 14, 2024 |
Another Mercy story, delving back in to the world of wolf pack business and where she belongs in the hierarchy. On top of that she has fae chasing after her trying to find a copy of a book she was given.
Admittedly it has been quite a while since I have read any of the series and a refresher probably would have helped. I remembered the key players, but the smaller parts or those stories that happened in previous books we no longer in my mind. It was an enjoyable story all around. I would have liked to have a bit more detail. The final battle was rather lack luster and I feel they could have done a lot more with it.
Quick read. Happy Ending. What more could you want?
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CagedNymph | 133 andre anmeldelser | Jun 14, 2024 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review. Also my tags may have spoilers in them so be forewarned before checking out full review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Intimacy Level: 🔥🔥
Relationship Building: 💒💒💒
Heart & Feels:💞💞
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: 😂😂😂😂
Page Turner Level:📖📖📖📖
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
Blood Bound is the second book in the "Mercy Thompson" series and I have been reading this whole world in order alongside with the "Alpha and Omega" series with it which has definitely had more positives than negatives. I really found it interesting but it did have less romance in it than even the first book did. I didn't really understand Sam living with her when she hasn't truly decided on what is happening with Adam, but hopefully that will all get figured out in Iron Kissed (crossing fingers) I did enjoy the plot with the vampires and the sorcerer and very curious to see how the events that happen in this book will reflect in Iron Kissed.

First Line
Like most people who own their own businesses, I work long hours that start early in the morning.

This is the story that continues a bit the connection that Mercy has with Adam who has claimed her as her mate but she has yet to accept that claim, and then her childhood friend who once broke her heart, Sam who is a pack doctor. We have a mystery involving a dangerous sorcerer and some vampire politics happening that Mercy is dragged into and caught into a conflict that brings the packs into the fray. But will Mercy be able to defeat a danger that no one else has been able to?

What I Loved
Honestly....the plot of the story was the best part of this book. It kept me on edge and was packed with danger and mystery. And when the villain attacks her in her home....LITERAL CHILLS! It was so so spooky! I can see this one being the perfect read for Halloween or October reading haha

I did enjoy seeing the growth and action that we get from Mercy. You can definitely feel the build up in the relationships that she has with both characters even though there was little attention to it in this book here. I am curious to see how this conflict between the three of them will be resolved in the end though.

What I Struggled With
LACK OF ROMANCE .....it just felt so much lower than the first book so I am craving more heart and feels with her relationships with these two men. I kinda know who she ends up but I was hoping for more happenings between these three that what was reflected in the story and y'all know how much I need a good romance element in my story.

BRILLIANT! This narrator really brings out the story and especially Mercy so well. I am loving her character quite a bit. Probably one of my more favorite UF heroines, she just is so real and normal haha

Overall View
Blood Bound is an action packed, leaves you with thrills and chills and delivers a well satisfying ending that only gives you a true gem of a read.

Favorite Quote(s)
“We’d spent years as adversaries, two predators sharing territory and a certain, unwelcome attraction. Somehow, during all those years I spent outwardly acquiescing to his demands while making sure I held my own, I’d won his respect. I’d had werewolves love me and hate me, but I’d never had one respect me before. Not even Samuel. Adam respected me enough to act on my suspicions. It meant a lot.”

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Urban Fantasy
Character Types: Blue Collar Heroine, Alpha Males, Shape Shifter-Werewolves
Themes: Danger/Suspense Elements
Tropes: Love Triangle

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
More plot than relationship being focused on

If you like these authors, I recommend This Book
Nalini Singh
Ilona Andrews
Kira Brady

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes I would recommend reading these books in order

Steam/Spice Explanations

Simmering cup of tea---soft warm touches and light intimacy

Lorelei King
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addictofromance | 188 andre anmeldelser | Jun 3, 2024 |
One of Briggs' first novels, slightly edited and released with it's sequel. I'm never quite sure what to make of authors doing this - but on this occasion I really enjoyed it, and shows that Briggs has had a powerful talent across the genre, not just for werewolves. It is occasionally slightly rough in places, with a few awkward scene transitions, but generally works very well. The pacing a description evoke a fascinating and well thought through world.

Aralorn is a half-blood, mostly human but part true green mage shapechanger. Mostly she's just a storyteller who happens to be lithe, fast and skilled and doesn't reveal her heritage doing odd spying and thieving jobs. Along the way she rescues an abnormally intelligent wolf who'd managed to fall into a pit trap. The wolf seems to recognise her non-human half and although frequently disappearing for long times always reappears. Aralorn is sent to spy on the ruling human mage (a very different branch of magic) and realises that something isn't quite right. He is supposed to be guarding all the lands from the vile dark magic practises that caused such destruction centuries ago, but in his presence she can sense that he's been subtly influencing everyone and seeking to extend his powers through forbidden means. Aralorn meets a band of rebels and when Wolf finally reveals his true nature, comes up with a sort of plan to save the world.

In the sequel we get to visit both sides of her family and explore some of the consequences of her actions. It si shorter than the original.

I'm only aware of Brigg's werewolf novels which I've enjoyed. This encourages me to seek out her other writings.
… (mere)
reading_fox | May 20, 2024 |



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