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Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Published by Ace on March 11, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.
Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s stalker is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
While this review will be spoiler-free for Night Broken, the 8th book in the Mercy Thompson series there will be some minor series spoilers.
Patricia Briggs does an amazing job writing Urban Fantasy with a heroine who’s strong and loyal to a fault and the Mercy Thompson series is a great example of that writing ability.
Mercy, a coyote walker (shapeshifter) has lived among werewolves most of her life. Even though she is not as physically strong as the werewolf pack she is now a part of, she is possibly the strongest member the Columbia Basin pack has. And she has the patience of a saint which is tested to the point of breaking when her mate/husband, Adam’s ex-wife calls for help.
There were times I felt like Adam needed to put that troublemaking witch, Christy in her place! If I was Mercy, he would be sleeping in the “dog” house. But I can see why he didn’t. Because of pack politics, Mercy needed to be the one to do it. And Mercy, the trickster she can be, got her revenge in the end. One that would make Bran laugh in remembrance of a young Mercy and her time with his pack.
In fact, Briggs does a great job of foreshadowing when Mercy and Adam take a trip down memory lane about one of the tricks Mercy played on Bran’s witch of a mate. I love how an author will throw us bread crumbs that add up to a pay off by the end of the book and Night Broken is laced with a few of them. One had a very gross-out factor for me but I can’t go into it without bordering on a spoiler.
Many of the series characters make an appearance; werewolves, vampires and fae along with a new character, Gary Laughingdog. He brought some humor to some scenes and I would like to see more of him and Coyote interact. Also the big bad is one nasty mo-fo and just when Mercy thought she’s seen all that the supe world had to offer, she gets a volcano god thrown at her.
Now that I’ve read the latest on Mercy and Adam, I am “chomping at the bit” to get a new Alpha & Omega book about Charles and Anna. I love Briggs’ world she has created and both series should be on every Urban Fantasy reader’s shelf.
Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)
“Damn, lady, … Damn, but you don’t have any quit in you at all.”
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I thought it might be fun to link up reviews so we can find them all easily. It can be a link to Goodreads or a blog, or wherever you have a review (short or long).
Observations and questions you shared from Frost Burned:
(Thank you so much for sharing!)
- I loved the way Adam ripped Frost apart!
Quotes you readers shared from Frost Burned:
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“Paranoia: the gift of the survivor and the burden of the overtired, stressed, and terrified.”
“We’re the good guys. That we’re scary doesn’t mean we’re the villains.”
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
Aug 14: Fire Touched – Robin
Sep 11: Silence Fallen – Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer
Oct 9: Storm Cursed – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures
Nov 6: Smoke Bitten – Anne
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Jan 3: Moon Called – Anne
Jan 31: Blood Bound – Melanie
Feb 28: Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books
Mar 27: Bone Crossed – KC
Apr 24: Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading
May 22: River Marked – Rachel at Waves of Fiction
Jun 19: Frost Burned – Sophia
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MP3 audiobook of Night Broken provided by Brilliance Audio (US only ) :
Grand Prize Giveaway:
I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update here as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year. It will also contain swag from those events. There will be a Mercy Thompson enamel pin from AceRoc.
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