Over the weekend and this week I read Books 3 and 4 in Patricia Briggs Mecedes Thompson Series, Iron Kissed and Bone Crossed. In Iron Kissed, Mercy's former Boss, mentor, and friend, Zee is set up to cover a human's crime of killing another human. Of course, she puts herself at great personal risk and truly suffers greatly, she is also attacked by really icky fae. And, she finally makes a choice between Sam and Adam. And, in Bone Crossed, she is labeled an enemy of vampires and is coerced into the lair of a really nasty creature while trying to learn about some ghost living at the house of an old friend from school in another town.
I always think the heroine I am currently reading is my favorite But among them all I think Mercy is in the top four, maybe three, if not the favorite. I love that she does the right thing even at her own expense. She is vulnerable, but she is also strong and clever. She knows her weakness points and is learning her strengths. Because she knows her weaker areas she almost turns them to her advantage. Like the coyote she turns into she is clever, she is comfortable alone, and in the guise of perhaps feminist independence, she bucks authority like crazy. Her loyalty is deep and while it is a strength it leaves her open and vulnerable. The strength of the wolf packs she has been part of, is a great boon and one she doesn't take lightly. I cannot, cannot wait for the next book, River Marked due out 1/25/2011.
I do enjoy Briggs writing. Her prose is lovely, her world is well made, and she doesn't make huge grammar, spelling and word choice errors. I suspect that she actually proofs her work well and then sends it out.
I love these books; I have not read one of the five that has not been a cover-to-cover adventure that I could not put down. I am looking forward to the romance getting deeper and heavier as I know that any man, or wolf with Mercy will make sparks fly!
by J.R. Rain
The end, well the end is an afterthought. It seems like the writer got sick of the story and ended it generically. If I had a scale that would pull the whole thing down.The bottom line: a decent start and middle but an abrupt an unbelieved ending with a mystery character.
Currently I am Reading Taken by the Night from the Brotherhood of Blood by Kathryn Smith.
VIDEO: TRUE BLOOD LEAKS
Video where Denis O'Hare explains the last two episodes of TB and his role in the Rolling Stones cover.