Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) By: Patricia Briggs
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?
At this point I’d read these characters doing their laundry and enjoy it. I seriously love Mercy and Adam and the entire bunch. That being said, this book wasn’t as—exciting, I guess, as previous books. Battles were fought, world plots moved forward, but the book didn’t grab me and refuse to let go like they normally do, maybe it’s because I never doubted that Mercy and Adam would figure everything out.
The beginning of the book presented a new problem, that I really wish they’d expounded on, but for the most part they just dealt with the Fae side of things. I wanted more detail, I wanted to know what else to expect. I really just want Adam and Mercy to become the rulers of the Tri-Cities and lord over everyone.
I love this series and couldn’t recommend it more. Unlike other series it hasn’t petered off with age, the characters are still fun, the world still interesting, this book wasn’t weak, it just wasn’t my favorite.
Now, I wait impatiently for the next Patricia Briggs book.