Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 8, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours, 7 minutes
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Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
I started the Mercy Thompson series years ago and got to book 8 in just a few weeks. I was out of new books and set the series aside for a while. Fire Touched is the first book of the series that is new to me, maybe that is why I felt like the story was better or perhaps the plot WAS better than some of the prior books.
Finally, Adam and Mercy are ready to make some big moves and draw a couple of lines in the sand. When Mercy offers to help a child taken long ago by Underhill she inadvertently set the pack up for a little more than she bargained for. It was long past time for them to get all of our ducks in a row and have all of the pack brought to heel.
I usually enjoy the books of this series with a Fae storyline and Fire Touched was no exception. The Fae are tricksters and usually have uncoordinated efforts that make them more dangerous. The Graylords are after the human child with Fae powers who escaped Underhill and they are willing to go to some extremes to get him. Mercy will have to pick and chose who can be trusted, who can be used and who is just dangerous. Since the Fae are involved I got to see one of my favorite Fae, Zee, remind the Fae why they feared him long ago. Let’s just say that a few of the individuals involved will regret some of their choices when Zee is done with them. Also, when Baba Yaga comes to play anything can happen.
I really enjoyed this storyline. It was full of really cool characters and motives. I love how Adam and Mercy work as a team and at the end of the day they just want to be together. The introduction of a few new wolves to the main cast has some real potential as well, I’m incredibly interested in the past of Sherwood, I like how Mercy helped him to see past the leg that is missing.
Overall, this series is getting better with time. There is always some new trouble Mercy can get into and she makes so many interesting friends along the way that even if she isn’t my favorite heroine in a series the books are fast paced, fun and full of monsters of all kinds.
Lorelei King is the voice of this series for me. Whenever I here her speak I can see Mercy, Adam and all the characters in the story. I listened to this at my usual 1.5x speed
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“Unless we’re all dead, then we don’t care about what the fae think of us. … Come to think on it, we really don’t care what the fae think of us anyway.”
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Observations and questions you shared from Night Broken:
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- Did Coyote really line up all those coincidences? I’ve always wondered.
Quotes you readers shared from Night Broken:
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“”Safe is good,” I told him.
“Not all the time, no. Sometimes though, it is better than water in the desert.” He made a rude noise.
I thought more about rules and werewolves. I glanced over my shoulder, but I couldn’t see Honey’s house-or any other house for that matter. Coyote was definitely doing something. I hoped that Adam went right back to sleep and hadn’t heard me open the back door. He’d be worried. “Rules keep the people I love safe,” I said, thinking about Adam. “It’s important to me that they are safe.”
He nodded, like I had said something smart. Then he said, “And when rules don’t keep them safe, we break the rules.” p. 243 Mercy and Coyote “
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
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
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Robin Audio20
I have a feeling Aiden will play a big role in future books.
That makes sense especially when the fae are involved.
I was totally thinking the same thing. I’m pretty sure Adam and Mercy just adopted their first changeling child kind of.
This was my second time at this book and I had a slightly better reaction than the first time. A few years have made me like it more. I agree that the plot was superior to some of the earlier ones. Like you, I love seeing Adam and Mercy’s strong relationship and meeting new wolves with intriguing history like Sherwood, but still adoring the others like Ben and Warren and Honey. Great review, Robin!
Sophia I could hardly remember this one. But I really enjoyed it. Thanks for linking up and sharing your thoughts.
Love this series. Adam and Mercy’s relationship is wonderful. Thank’s for the review and the read-along.
I’m glad you are enjoying this with us. Thank you for linking up and sharing your review!
I had so much more fun with this book than some of the others. I’m not sure if it is just the fae angle I like the most or that the series gets better after time. I did really like how Adam and Mercy’s relationship has developed.
Great review Robin. Did you go back and re-read the first 7 books before picking up this one? I feel like the books really take off with Fire Touch – so it’s not just you! I hope you find time to keep going now that you are onto new to you book.
I think she is but I’ll let her respond. Sophia and I are, for certain. It’s been great. I am really enjoying this reread choice. Fire Touched is turning point of sorts in the series.
I totally went back for a refresher read since it had been about 5 years since my first read through. I’m glad I did since I really had forgotten so much. I’m really excited to see you thought that, it bodes well for me and the rest of this series.
What a great review…and I have a plan to read the first book so soon…but now I gotta speed up my time table because you just make Adam and Mercy sound so perfect together!!
They are special. I would love to have you read some with us.
They definitely get there after some trials and tribulations. But I like them as a team together and Mercy is just enough chaos to really pull the packs into a new age. I love all the trouble her coyote mind is able to get them into and out of.
I love all of Patricia Briggs’ books and especially her Mercy Thompson series. I love that Mercy is a coyote shapeshifter and that she can hold her own with the werewolves.
I haven’t read the Alpha and Omega series yet but it seems like it would be just as interesting.
This was my first time reading this book and I so agree, it was really great seeing Zee be a bad ass fae. And also seeing Mercy and Adam finally really make moves! Great review. I’m going to try and get mine up next week ?
Zee is one of my favorite characters and I seem to like the Fae centered storylines just a little more as well.
I love the covers, but they certainly aren’t how I imagine Mercy. Look at the bombshell figure she has on this one.
Same. It isn’t how I picture her either but I liked the fire dog and walking stick
This is my 3rd time through Fire Touched and I love it even more than the first two times.
That is a good sign. It could mean that the writing is just getting better overall.
Memories… I love reading these again. Fantastic review!
I was glad I did a refresher on the series before starting new content. Otherwise I don’t think I would have been ready.