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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – January 31, 2006
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“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns. Her strong and complex characters kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can’t-put-it-down end.”—Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author
“Patricia Briggs always enchants her readers. With Moon Called, she weaves her magic on every page to take us into a new and dazzling world of werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, and vampires. Expect to be spellbound.”—Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author
“Mercy’s first-person narrative voice is a treat throughout. And best of all, the fantasy elements retain their dark mystery and sense of wonder...entertaining from start to end.”—Fantasy & Science Fiction
“A strong story with multidimensional characters...Mercy is, at heart, someone we can relate to.”—SFRevu
“I’ve never been disappointed by one of [Patricia Briggs’s] books and this one is no exception...Moon Called ends on a high note and leaves you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction
More Praise for the Mercy Thompson Novels
“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Action-packed and with more than a few satisfying emotional payoffs...Patricia Briggs at the top of her game.”—The Speculative Herald
“The characters are all realistic and vibrant.”—The Independent
“These are fantastic adventures, and Mercy reigns.”—SFRevu
“The world building is incredibly lush and subsuming...a fantastic urban fantasy adventure.”—Fresh Fiction
“Outstanding.”—Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction
About the Author
Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.
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Mercy has powers that I don't think she even knows the extent of. She has friends she can call on at any time from all different types/walks/species. A vampire gets Mercy to service his vehicles, she was brought up in a wolf pack and bought her business from a gremlin who she stayed friends with. Mercy came across as neutral ground and very approachable. I really liked her character and think she has the potential for greatness.
One measly little kiss right at the end did not leave me satisfied AT ALL!! I want to see Mercy feel overwhelmed with feelings. I want to know why Adam has a photo of Mercy in his bedroom but acts so wishy washy when in front of her. If this is supposed to be a love triangle…who is the third guy? I’m presuming it’s Samuel but I did not feel anything but sibling love between them. I like to see passion, animal attraction and uncontrollable possessiveness in my paranormals. I just didn’t feel it.
The suspense and mystery part of the story felt a little anticlimactic. The excitement and trepidation of knowing that a war was looming had me on tender hooks but when it was all laid out in the end I was...huh...that's it...really?
Now, I didn’t hate Moon Called but I definitely didn’t love it and want to stop everything I was doing to go on. I just thought (hoped) it would have a little more romance in it. Mercy was strong, smart and independent and was definitely my favourite character. Adam has potential and Samuel should maybe move on from the past (even though it was devastatingly sad to know his history) and find a fresh start. I thought Bran was cool, Stefan is interesting and Zee is hiding something.
A good introduction to this series but definitely not a romance...at this stage.
*VERY MINOR SPOILER ALERT*
Mercy's constant antagonism of Adam. Especially when she deliberately withholds information just to get him to be faster in doing what she wants. Then Adam gives her just as good as he gets.
The world that Patricia Briggs built for these characters is interwoven with several different supernatural beings. Some have ‘come out’ to the humans, but not all. Mercy is the odd one in her group of friends. She’s a walker/shifter, but the wolves don’t claim her. Most of them have basically shunned her. Regardless, she has connections to basically all the supernatural entities. It not only makes her life interesting, but pretty complicated at times. Saying not all of them play ‘nicely’ together is putting it mildly.
I gotta say, I love this character’s attitude. She’s not a killer and avoids violence, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect those she feels loyal to. She’s smart, witty and just a little bit broken, but that doesn’t slow her down.
Basically, there’s nothing not to love about this book. The supporting characters are just as interesting and witty as Mercy. I love the supernatural world that they inhabit. There’s plenty of action and the potential for romance… if only we knew who with? Yeah, there’s a potential triangle, which is sure to keep things interesting. There’s also a fair amount of ‘snarkiness’ which I love in dialogue…
Unexpectedly, he laughed. “Trust you to quote Lancelot rather than Guinevere.”
“Both of them were stupid,” I told him. “Arthur should have let them marry each other as punishment and gone off to live happily on his own. I only like Camelot for the music.” I hummed a bit.
Yeah, I think I’m gonna love this series. You should also know that this series is closely related to Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega series. If you’re serious about starting this series, here’s a handy timeline that Patricia Briggs has provided for readers. Some of the characters overlap and events in one play into the other. I learned this from that other reader I mentioned earlier. I may have ignored this series for a little while longer until I noticed Laura at Little Read Riding Hood plowing through both series one book after another. When she is that caught up in a series, I pay attention. ;)