Publisher: Ace Books
Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her vampires. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.My thoughts:
Briggs started this book a second after the last book left us. I am glad as I didn't quite buy the ending of Iron Kissed. To avoid spoilage I will not say what it was specifically but the problem encountered in the last book would have lasting repercussions. I'm glad that this was explored a bit more. I also could not love Adam more with how he handled Mercy.
No matter what is going on with Mercy, she always finds a way to continue on and do her best and help those that need helping. This is what I love about this character and this trait is in abundance in this story.
My only complaint might be the vampires. I say might as I don't know where this is exactly heading but I suspect we will find out more as the series progresses. Marsilia is one bad and devious vampire and a great potential big bad for Mercy and company but her deviousness and evilness just seemed to fizzle out in the end of the book. However, I have learned that it may be a ruse for more deviousness later in the series.
I give this book 4 stars. Another great addition to the series. Those that love kid characters will fall for Chad. He is one adorable and brave kid. I'd love to see more of him in the coming books. I recommend this series to those that enjoy UF.