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Shape-shifter Mercy Thompson has a complex life, juggling two werewolf lovers and a job working for a fae mechanic; things get even more hectic when her boss and mentor is arrested for killing a citizen of the fae reservation. As the fae seem content to let him rot, Thompson takes it on herself to clear her friend's name, beginning a lone-wolf investigation that may cost her life. Briggs's third novel featuring Thompson (after Blood Bound) is another top-notch paranormal mystery; her well-balanced contemporary world, where humans live uneasily among werewolves and fae, is still a believably lived-in world; the ever-present threat of government legislation against nonhumans (though familiar to X-Men fans) adds weight to her paranormal elements, and thoughtfully researched mythology adds rich detail. Thompson is a sharp, strong heroine and her lycanthropic love triangle is honest and steamy. Briggs never shies from difficult material, and she moves effortlessly from werewolf pack psychology to human legal proceedings, making this a tense, nimble, crowd-pleasing page-turner. (Jan.)
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"Iron Kissed has all the elements I've come to expect in a Patricia Briggs novel: sharp, perceptive characterization, nonstop action, and a levelheaded attention to detail and location. I love these books." — Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"These are fantastic adventures, and Mercy reigns." — SFRevu
Patricia Briggs can sure bring a story to life. I love that Mercy Thompson is just a regular girl. Will definitely get the next one.Published 3 months ago by Doreen Frenette
Absolutely loved this one - best one yet! Can't wait to start the next. Way to go Briggs - I am officially a fan!Published 12 months ago by Rebecca
This book was a great continuation in the series of Mercy Thompson. I am excited to read the next book and see what happens to Mercy then.Published 16 months ago by Joyce Remniak
The story is very well written and heart wrenching at the same time. I loved reading about the evolution of Mercy and Adam's love story. A must.Published on March 30 2013 by C. Nadeau