Mercy, mercy, Mercy! Patricia Briggs latest Mercy Thompson novel “Bone Crossed” kept me on the edge of my seat, furiously reading to find out what happened next! There’s good news and bad news in Mercy’s latest adventure and just when you think things will settle down, BAM, there’s someone new looking to mess with Mercy’s peace.
Mercy is still recovering from her brutal rape at the hands of a fae ‘possessed’ wacko. Mercy managed to kill the b^%tard, but it will be a while before the psychological scars heal, if ever. The good news is that she’s finally decided to mate with Adam. The bad news is she’s not sure how long it will take before she can get close to him without a panic attack. The good news is he’s willing to wait and help her recover. The bad news is her friend Stefan the vampire appears suddenly and close to real death, just having time to say “She knows”. That means the vampire Queen is aware that Mercy managed to kill not one, but two of her creatures…and now she wants Mercy’s blood, and not just for a snack.
I think my heart rate is still elevated after this one. I have to rate this series as one of my absolute fave fantasies, right up there with Hamilton and Ward. The difference with Briggs is that I let my sons read these stories (PG fating)! A strong heroine, shapeshifters, fae (they’re NOT the fae from your childhood stories either), vampires, creatures of lore, and a pagan god or two make their way into Briggs’ stories and Mercy’s world…and it all flows together smooth as silk. Now I have to wait another year for my next fix!