Iron KissedPaperback Mercy Thompson Novels
- Publisher: Ace Books
- Format: Paperback | 287 pages
- Dimensions: 108mm x 172mm x 21mm | 145g
- Publication date: 22 January 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0441015662
- ISBN 13: 9780441015665
- Illustrations note: maps
- Sales rank: 6,825
When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.
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Patricia Briggs lives in Montana with her husband, children, and six horses.
By Shelley Cusbert 02 Sep 2010
I loved this - I read it on the heels of Blood Bound and enjoyed the switch of focus from the vampire to the fae. There are some dark moments in this book that I think Briggs handled quite well without being explicit at all (an interesting choice in the PN genre where explicitness is usually revelled in). Mercy continues to make considered, if not smart, decisions in order to support and protect those she is loyal too. She takes responsibility for those choices too which is admirable.
I also appreciated a little more depth to Adam in this book - less of the "Me Alpha" and more "I would do anything for you." While Adam is definately Alpha, he is not the mysogynist that is expected which he proves in his willingness to support but not control Mercy.
The mix of fae and vampire was interesting and I enjoyed the storyline, poor Stefan.
The ending was suprising, not for what happened, but how it was written and where it was left - I certainly couldn't resist starting Bone Crossed as soon as I finished the last page.
By Cherry 05 Aug 2010
This book continues the adventures of Mercedes Thompson "Mercy", a mechanic and a coyote shapeshifter. Here she makes a choice between her two men, er, werewolves, I mean. Battles evil and not so evil forces where friends seems to become enemies and enemies are allies after all.
Mercy's friend, Zee, who is a fae, is arrested by human police for murder. Mercy is trying to help Zee get cleared of the charges and keep him from getting killed by the Gray Lords (fae ruling body) as a sacrifice to keep the fae secrets from the rest of the world.
Still a very good read... but compared to Moon Called and Blood Bound, it is not as good as the previous two. Maybe I was expecting too much... or I was just spoiled by the good quality of the previous books... and also, I did not appreciate the dark turn of the story... but I have to say the story-telling quality is still a masterpiece.
By Cindy Bacon 08 Aug 2009
Mercedes is a trouble magnet. Still under vampires radars for killing one them, Mercy gets her nose in fae business 'cause she owes a favor to Zee, fae, friend and ex-boss. She's summoned to the fae reservation to investigate a series of murders, but warned that seeing to much would be dangerous. What happens next? Mercy sees too much! She identified the murderer but it gets Zee into deep trouble and Mercedes will do everything she can to get him help.
I'm really in love with that series and even if it was just for Mercy's attitude it would be worth reading the series, but of course there's much more then that! In that book Mercy will finally pull her love life together and make a pick, which is great, I've been holding my breath to know who she would finally end up with! We also get to see some of her weaker sides which is hard to bear at some point, makes her as real as it gets.
When I started reading the series the titles didn't quite make sense but now that I can see the bigger picture it all make sense. In the first book, Moon Called, Mercy dives in werewolves troubles. In the second, Blood Bound, she stirs problems with the vampires. Third, Iron Kissed, is about fae ( weak to iron). I wonder what will she get herself into in Bone Crossed.
"In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best." -- "Locus"