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!