Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…
Whenever a new Mercy Thompson books comes out, I make sure to clear a day so I can savor the story. So many series falter a bit by book five, but Patricia Briggs had not disappointed me. Did you see notice I wrote had, and not has, while book 10 is still good, it’s not as great as the previous nine in the series.
At first I thought it was just because the story style is a bit different. Normally it’s Mercy telling the story, but this time it was also the Alpha of the pack, Adam. After thinking about it more, I realized I enjoyed Adam’s voice, and didn’t mind at all how the story jumped around a bit, and didn’t have a linear time line.
I kept trying to figure out why I wasn’t drawn into this one as much, and I think it’s because Briggs included more history into this story, and not as much action as her previous books. While I do enjoy learning about new places, I guess I’ve just come to expect a lot of action from this series.
I give Briggs kudos for trying something different, and while I didn’t enjoy it as much, that doesn’t mean that others won’t. And this will definitely not stop me from picking up the next book in this series.