- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Ace; First Printing edition (January 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441014739
- ISBN-13: 978-0441014736
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (690 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – January 30, 2007
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From Publishers Weekly
A sorcerer-turned-vampire wreaks havoc on Washington's Tri-Cities, causing death, destruction and a paranormal faceoff in the second of Briggs's series featuring Mercy Thompson, a mechanic and "walker": one who can turn into a coyote at will. After attempts by the paranormal community to destroy the malevolent sorcerer fail, Mercy finds herself pulled into the fray: though her werewolf and vampire friends are stronger than she, it turns out that Mercy's abilities make her the only one in town who can save them all. While she discovers the truth about her powers, she also learns more about her past, and the werewolves who raised her. Though the romantic subplot-involving two rival werewolves, Alpha wolf Adam and Mercy's roommate Samuel-fizzles, Briggs has a refreshing knack for imbuing her characters (even non-humans) with lived-in human qualities. When it gets going, this paranormal adventure story is engaging, but a flabby first-person narrative stunts the suspense.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Jalopy mechanic Mercedes Thompson may not be a were-creature, ruled by phases of the moon, but she can change into a coyote whenever she wants to. Because she owes him a favor, Mercedes agrees to back up vampire friend Stefan when he confronts another of his kind. But, being demon-possessed, that vampire proves deadlier than most. Before she can so much as bark, Mercedes is up to her ears in vampires fighting vampires, werewolves fighting vampires, and humans in the middle. She aims to off the demon-possessed vampire before any more killings, but she can't count on everyone who ought to be her ally because the local top vampire has schemes of her own. Briggs' world in which witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people is plausibly constructed; the characters are excellent; and the plot keeps the pages flapping. Those who haven't read the first Mercedes Thompson tale, Moon Called (2006), may well want to after reading the second. Frieda Murray
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
The characters in this series are wonderful. Mercy is awesome. She has a wonderful sense of humor and she is tough. She knows that she is not as physically strong as many of the people she surrounds herself with but she more than makes up for it in mental toughness. She isn't afraid to take risks especially if it is the right thing to do. This book actually has a pretty big cast of characters and I really love them all. Adam and Sam are both great characters. The members of Adam's pack are all so well defined that they really stand out as individuals. I think it takes real skill to bring such a big group of characters to life.
The world building in this series is phenomenal. Everything just fits perfectly. It seems like each book adds another layer to the whole picture with complete consistency. I love all of the pack politics and learning about how all of these different groups have learned to live with each other. There were moments in this book that were quite creepy and I loved every moment of it.
I really enjoyed Lorelei King's narration. Her voice fits Mercy's character quiet well. It was really easy to follow and I thought she did a great job differentiating between all of the different characters. I also thought that she did a great job in displaying all of the different emotions of the story. I can't wait to continue this series in audio.
I would highly recommend this series to others. I think that anyone who enjoys urban fiction or paranormal stories should check out this series. I am a huge Patricia Briggs fan and can't wait to see what she can come up with next.
The vampire Stefan, to whom Mercy owes a favor, asks Mercy to accompany him in coyote form to see a new vampire that has arrived in town. The vampire is in town without the local vampire mistress's approval. As it turns out, this vampire is no ordinary vampire. He is a sorcerer and demon possessed. Mercy serves as Stefan's witness as the sorcerer/demon/vampire murders a woman in front of them and take command of Stefan himself.
Mercy, though she tries to stay out of it, lands right in the middle of the hunt for the sorcerer vampire when Stefan goes missing and is presumed dead. It will take all of Mercy's strength and power to find the crazed vampire, and whomever he is working for, before more people die.
Review: I read Moon Called a long while ago, probably right after it first came out, and I have to say I was not a fan. I generally don't like to dismiss an entire series based on one book, but I had never gotten around to picking up the second book in the Mercy Thompson series, Blood Bound. When I won a free Kindle book on twitter from @BookYap, I asked for Blood Bound and I am glad I did.
Blood Bound was excellent and so much better than I remember Moon Called being. Mercy was a much better developed character in this novel. I really liked her as a character. I enjoyed her learning more about her supernatural gifts, but still not knowing all there is to tell about them.
The plot moved quickly and was very engaging. I was totally caught up in the storyline and plowed right through the novel. The details and action moved the story along smoothly and quickly. Because of this, I came to appreciate Briggs' writing style and skill as an author much more.
I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it. I will definitely be checking out the other installments in this series.