Patricia Briggs - Frost Burned
Signed 1st Editions Are Still Available.
It’s no secret that Amber and I are fans of Patricia Briggs, so we were excited to get her latest Mercy Thompson book, Frost Burned.
However, Amber hasn’t read it yet — and what’s keeping you? Hmmm? — so I’m not going into too many details here.
Mercy and her step-daughter, Jesse, are out on Black Friday, shopping for all they’re worth, when they find themselves tangled up in a car wreck. They’re banged up a bit, but the Rabbit is toast, so they call Adam for a ride. Except that Adam isn’t picking up. No one in the pack is answering their phones. And Mercy has a serious sense that something is deeply wrong.
They discover that the pack — the entire pack — has been trapped, and those folks who have captured the others are after them now. Mercy has to turn to the vampires for help, and that presents its own set of serious dangers.
When people come in asking about good urban fantasy, we steer them towards Patricia Briggs. She writes clearly, seemingly effortlessly, and her characters are people you sincerely care about. She’s smart, too, which is great. There are threads in Frost Burned that she started several books ago, and they’ve been woven in beautifully. And I’m incredibly proud of her for making a tough decision, doing something that may be wildly unpopular but was exactly what needed to happen in the story.
If you’re a fan of the Mercy Thompson series, you’ll absolutely have to read this one. But one of the things we continually point out to Mercy fans is that you have to read the “Alpha and Omega” parallel series as well. What happened in Fair Game (signed copies available) changes the whole world, and some of the events in Frost Burned won’t make any sense until you’ve read it.
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