Mercy Thompson: Book 13
'Patricia Briggs never fails to deliver an exciting, magic and fable-filled suspense story' Erin Watt, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Royals series.
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series.
The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he's deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of 'fun' is stalking Mercy, some may see it as no great loss. But when he disappears, the Tri-Cities pack is blamed. The mistress of the vampire seethe informs Mercy that the pack must produce Wulfe to prove their innocence, or the loose alliance between the local vampires and werewolves is over.
So Mercy goes out to find her stalker - and discovers more than just Wulfe have disappeared. Someone is taking people from locked rooms, from the aisles of stores and even from crowded parties. And these are not just ordinary people but supernatural beings. Until Wulfe vanished, all of them were powerless loners, many of whom quietly moved to the Tri-Cities in the hope that the safety promised by Mercy and Adam's pack would extend to them as well.
Who is taking them? As Mercy investigates, she learns of the legend of the Harvester, who travels by less-trodden paths and reaps the souls that are ripe with a great black scythe . . .
A new threat comes to Washington State's Tri-Cities in Briggs's solid 13th Mercy Thompson urban fantasy (after Smoke Bitten). Secrets come out and tensions rise among the Columbia Basin shape-shifter pack when it is implicated in the disappearance of Wulfe, the vampire who has been stalking shape-shifter mechanic Mercy. Marsilia, the mistress of the local vampire seethe, threatens to end the alliance between vampires and werewolves if the pack can't prove its innocence by finding and returning Wulfe to her. Complication arises when a series of dead bodies turn up throughout the Tri-Cities in murders that mimic the killings featured in a new horror movie and appear to be magic in origin. With the pack in danger and Mercy herself targeted by the murderer, she and her allies race to uncover who—or what—is doing the killings. As they peel back the layers of the mystery, they find themselves enmeshed in a more complex and much older supernatural plot. Briggs does a good job integrating exposition into her story, offering fans a refresher course on the characters and their backstories and even allowing new readers to jump in fairly easily. This keeps the series going strong.
It’s war!!! Interesting episode I thought it was a great read!!
Mercy and Adam and the werewolf pack are again threatened. Wolfe, the vampire wizard is missing and there are bizarre murders and disappearances amongst the supernatural community. It soon becomes apparent that all the vampires in the Tri-cities are AWOL and a strange magic that seems like a void is found at one of the murder scenes.
Oh my god I couldn’t put this book down!! Loved every second of it, Patricia Briggs is such an amazing writer, love this series, don’t know how I’ll keep going if it ends!!!