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Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Title: Fire Touched

Author: Patricia Briggs

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: Mercy Thompson (Book #9)

Publication Date: January 31, 2016

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages

ISBN-10:  0425256294 (ACE/Penguin)

ISBN-13: 978-0425256299 (ACE/Penguin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne


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?

Quick & Dirty: A war with the Fae seems inevitable, can Mercy protect the boy and stop a war?

Opening Sentence: I sat up in bed, a feeling of urgency gripping my stomach in iron claws.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Mercy and Adam are called to a bridge by the police, there is a monster eating cars and people. When they arrive Mercy realizes that it is a troll. Adam, Darryl, Zach, and Warren head in to save people, Mercy sees a mother trying to get her baby out of a car seat way too close to the troll. So Mercy heads in to help, once she gets them out she knows that Adam is in trouble and she runs to help. Zee, Tad and a boy show up and help kill the troll. Mercy offers him sanctuary and it could start a war with the Fae.

Bran disavows them, which severs them from part of the pack magic that Bran offers, and they find that Aiden once was human but he has been trapped in the Underhill for centuries now. He is afraid of the fae and Underhill. When goblins call them about a strange vampire, they head out to find that Thomas in once again in the area and this time he is with a Fae woman called Margret. She is meeting with the Grey Lords to discuss something with them.

Mercy and Adam get themselves invited to that meeting, while they try to figure out how to stop the war and bargain with the fae. There are many factors at play and Mercy is trying to figure out the best way to defend their territory and not start an all out war with the Fae. Will they be able to save Aiden? Will they figure out a way to stop the Fae that are after him?

This one was bittersweet, you really figure out why the walking staff has attached itself to Mercy in a way. That isn’t fully disclosed but since it has shown up it has saved her life more than once. We learn more about Thomas the vampire, I have a feeling he will be showing up in other books. However, my favorite thing about this book is the way the pack finally comes together. Adam finally puts his foot down and it is exactly what the pack needs.

I adore Mercy and Adam, they just might be my favorite book couple ever. I love Mercy she continues to grow, but she always stays true to herself! One of the most loyal, loving and all around a bit of badass people you will ever find in the written pages. I can’t wait to read Silence Fallen now that I have re-read this whole series! I will be reading this books for a long time I hope. Mercy is one of my all time favorites and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Notable Scene:

Zee tossed the bracelets up in the air and caught them, one in each hand, and closed his fists. Air left my lungs, driven by the magic he called. His hands glowed with a white light that was so bright I had to turn my face away. I fought to breathe, fought to stay on my fee–and it was gone.

Mercy Thompson Series:

1. Moon Called

2. Blood Bound

3. Iron Kissed

4. Bone Crossed

5. Silver Borne

6. River Marked

7. Frost Burned

8. Night Broken

9. Fire Touched

10. Silence Fallen

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FTC Advisory: ACE/Penguin provided me with a copy of Fire Touched. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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