Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer…
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
Fire Touched starts off with trouble for the Pack. Not just any trouble but Fae trouble.
The local police call Adam and Mercy to see if the Pack can help with a troll on a bridge that is eating and throwing cars with people still trapped on the bridge.Not just any troll but a troll sent by the Fae to threaten the humans. Once the Pack arrives, the weres engage in a big fight against the troll which leads to Adam getting injured along with several other weres.
However, that’s only the beginning of their problems because as you know tensions between the Fae, humans, and other supernatural factions have been growing more tense with each novel of the Mercy Thompson series. So everybody is being extra careful that they do not ruin the delicate peace and set off a war against the Fae. Sadly, things don’t always go according to plan because Mercy and Adam are confronted by a strange human boy, who tells them that Zee promised he would ask the Pack for protection from the Fae. Mercy offers Aiden protection but what she doesn’t realize is that in doing so Mercy is causing a major conflict with the Fae who want Aiden back.
As a result of offering Aiden protection, the Pack now has a big Fae target on their back. Not only that but Bran, The Marrock, distances himself from Adam and Mercy’s pack in order for an all out war doesn’t occur between werewolves and Fae. So now Adam and Mercy’s pack have to protect themselves because no one else is coming to help.
Once again Patricia Briggs kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next until the last page! I never seem to get tired of visiting the Mercy Thompson world, and from the way things ended, it looks like it’ll be a long time before I do get tired. Trust me, the wait Patricia Briggs made us go through for this latest novel of the Mercy Thompson series was worth the long wait.
*I received Fire Touched from Berkley Publishing Group via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*