Mercy Thompson, Book 10
Synopsis: Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…
Review: It’s been a long time since I had read a Mercy Thompson’s novel and it is true that when I started this one I remembered why I loved this series so much. It’s always a treat to get into every new story! The last novel was very nice but something was missing for me. The faes side was really very interesting but I wanted more development regarding the character of the young woman and it is finally what we find here. It was also a great to have vampiric intrigues again and to learn more about what was happening in Europe! Yes, Mercy will take us from the United States to Prague, through Italy.
We begin the novel with the attack and kidnapping of Mercedes by one of the most powerful vampires on earth. Indeed, curious about how Tri-Cities worked, he wanted to have a way to pressure Adam to figure out how he had managed to become the spokesman for so many creatures and it would seem that Wulfe explained to him that Mercy was the most powerful creature. Yet, he did not expect to see a woman with little power and who could be hurt as easily as a human. Escaping but unable to contact anyone, Mercy will be in Prague, in the midst of a quarrel between vampires and werewolves and where she will become a key figure without really wanting to. Well I admit that I still wonder why she never phoned anyone but I may have missed something.
It was very surprising to see the format that the author chose for this novel, something that we did not necessarily have until then. Indeed, we can find many chapters on Adam’s side, alternating with those of Mercy and what surprised me was that the time does not necessarily follow the previous chapter and a few from Adam’s perspective are situated well before those of Mercy as if to explain what was going on in parallel.
I really liked this novel, Mercy will be confronted with the evolution of her powers and the interest of other characters facing what she can do now. I was very glad to find Stefan, it had been a while since we had not seen him and it is always a pleasure to have him. It was in any case a very good novel that tells us a little more about the politics of the vampires and a character of which we had heard in the previous novels. I am very curious now to see what the author will propose to us later because it was a very good read. I recommend it to you!
wow book 10, still going strong. curious about the new format? but thats an interesting way to shake things up.. I mean, 10 boooks, right?
I am still totally wanting to read this series. I think I finally recently added book 1 to kindle
yes it was a really good one again there! I’m curious to see what you’ll think of it!
I neeeeeeeeeed it
It was so good!
Ahh, I’m so excited for this, especially getting more of Adam’s perspective in this one. I’m so glad you loved it! Great review!
it was great to have him a little more like that!
I have books one and two of this series and I really need to start them-I was just thinking that earlier today. There’s just so many good ones I want to read and sometimes the number of the books is overwhelming. I will get there someday. Glad you loved this one even though the last one wasn’t as good 🙂
oh yes you need to try!
This book was so much fun. And that ending. Wow. I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. I thought the telling from multiple POVs was interesting, too.
yes I loved everything in it!
I have this one up next to read and I’m so excited to start it!
you’ll love it
I just read this last weekend and it was fantastic to get back in the Mercy Thompson world. I enjoyed that new opening format of more narrative with Adam, too. And yay, more Stefan made me happy, too.
I’m still trying to re-read the first Mercy Thompson novel. I really want to catch up. I’m glad it didn’t take long for your love for her novels to come rushing back. 😀 Some authors are like that.
I hope everything will work out
I loved this too! Yes, the differing timelines were cool. I loved the little intro at the top of each chapter. Briggs made me laugh.
A lot of people were posting about this author and book on fb not long ago. I haven’t started the series but it sure sounds good.
you should try
I enjoyed this one too but that time line and dual POV really threw me off 🙁
it was complicated sometimes
I just finished this and I loved it too! It feels like we’re finally getting back on track with this series, seems like it’s been in a holding pattern until now.
I’m glad the new format didn’t ruin it. 😀
Ahhhhhh!! I need to continue the series! I’m on the 3rd book, I think.
I am just a little over half way with this one and enjoying it very much. I am so glad it was a win for you. I totally love the setting and agree about Stefan.
right? I mised him so much
Eeee! Just having a quick peek since I’m reading it this weekend. Yay!
I re-read the entire series from book one in anticipation for book 10. Even re-read the Alpha and Omega series. One more week……