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Storm Cursed

Mercy Thompson Novel Series, Book 11
Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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In this powerful entry in the number-one New York Times best-selling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves....

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shape-shifter.

And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who live in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and interact with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming, and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word. 

We will die to keep it.

©2019 Patricia Briggs (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Good read

liked it but wasnt as consuming as her other stories of Mercy.
Too much re-inforcement to how Mercy does the things she does.
Could have been a novella type story!!

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Patricia Briggs succeeds where so many flounder!

Ms. Briggs' characters meet life's challenges and their own supernatural circumstance with perseverance, strength, vulnerability and resolve in a relatable yet enviable way. She's avoided allowing them to become stuck in behaviours that make readers want to yell at them for and kept them interesting and growing in depth over the series.

Ms. King's narrative talents are always a joy to listen to and with the richness of the unfolding world Particia Briggs is creating for us in her stories, we are left wanting more at the end of each book.

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  • Rugged Ascent
  • 2019-05-08

Now I get to wait all over again...

Having finished this entire book the day of its release, I find myself elated and disappointed all at the same time; elated because it was a solid addition to one of my favourite series and disappointed because now I have to wait all over again for the next book!
I will say that there were some plot points that I felt could have been resolved a bit more completely and more answers given, but without spoiling anything, I think the big bad in this story is bigger and badder than we see in this installment and more opportunities will come to fill in the blanks...
So overall, I give this book full marks and prepare to bite my nails until Patricia Briggs releases the next masterpiece :)

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • ERICK
  • Anchorage, AK, United States
  • 2019-05-19

Yes! Mercy is back!!!

I cruised through this book at Mach 5. I ate it up without chewing. That's how much I liked it. So glad that Mercy's stories are just getting better and better.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Sims
  • 2019-05-08

its not as good as I was hoping

I feel spoiled.. these last 2 books have left me blah.. like I was waiting for something and it diddnt give it to me.. it felt like filler

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2019-05-17

Love Mercy stories

As always, Briggs does an excellent job in plotting, characters, editing, consistency - so many points that make her work top quality.
In this book, it feels like Mercy has taken a step back in the story, most especially in the climactic fight scene. She’s standing there like she’s in a daze or fugue, describing the spellcasting and the dragon??? And, when Wolfe is caught in a spell, Briggs suddenly has Mercy dancing, collecting, and severing the ribbons to the zombies. It’s off.
I’m going to wait a bit and relisten to see if it’s me or the story.
Lorelei King is one of my favorite narrators and I believe she does a wonderful job for the book and Mercy Thompson series.

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  • Linda
  • 2019-05-14

Same ol, same ol

I love Lorelei King as a narrator, the story left a little to be desired. It is a rehash of the past stories, nothing really new. I rated this four stars because I enjoy the writing, but kept saying throughout, “really?” Same ol, same ol.

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  • Janine Weber
  • 2019-05-08

Witches, Werewolves and Warfare

Wow, this book. Non stop action.
We finally seem to be in a place where most of the relationships seem to be ironed out well enough to focus the majority of the book on the plot and the overall world that Briggs has created.

I’ll be honest, ever since the “Christie” book debacle, I’ve been somewhat struggling with the Mercy Thompson series. Don’t get me wrong, I was still enjoying the books, just somehow felt that they weren’t as captivating as the previous ones.

But oh my, Storm Cursed blew my reservations right out of the water. This book is clever and funny and intriguing and simply so very alive. I loved every second of it and almost ‘read’ it in one go..

Lorelei King is great, as always. She has perfected the voices for each and every one of our beloved characters. Hands down, one of my favorite female narrators.

Get. This. Book. Now.
And be prepared to be unable to stop, once you started ;)

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Belen
  • 2019-06-30

11 books in and this series remains fresh.

Storm Cursed pulls together threads that seemed, until now, to be entirely unrelated to events that have happened over the last few installments. All those elements are now brought to light so Mercy, and the pack, can see the much bigger picture, and it is once again up to Mercy to save the day. 

Storm Cursed also hints at things to come, and none of them seem to be something a coyote should get involved with. My only complaint with the story is I felt the ending too rushed. The meeting between the Grey Lords and the humans occurs in a couple paragraphs, off page, and that just wasn't enough for me. However, overall I enjoyed this thoroughly.

I both read and listened to this and, once again, the narration is brilliant. Lorelei King is wonderful! 

Paranormal urban fantasy with some romantic elements, single POV, off-page sex, with an end to this installment's mystery, but an open door for the series to continue.

Recommended

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  • John
  • 2019-05-31

thoroughly disappointed

I love the Mercy series from the beginning. but as we get further and further along I'm just tired of her whining about Stephan even though all he has ever done is help her, and now the author has decided in this and her alpha and omega series to start chopping out old enjoyable characters. My wife says this is "growth" I say I don't need to read any more.

However I do love the narrator still.

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  • Natalia
  • 2019-05-10

Nice visit with some characters

This wasn’t my favorite of the series and given how much I was anticipating the release, it didn’t quite measure up. Still it was wonderful to spend time with characters I’ve grown to love. It’s takes its time building the story. It may have been slow but I enjoy Brigg’s writing enough sit back and let her take me on the ride she intended.

There are definitely some cool set ups in place for future stories and I enjoyed seeing Mercy continue to develop.

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • Ft. Wayne, IN
  • 2019-05-08

This series just gets better and better.

First of all, I have re-read this series a cpl of times before. It gave me great pleasure to read it again in anticipation of this book. It did not disappoint. As usual Patricia Briggs has brought us into her very well developed world of Mercy Thompson. You actually don't have to have read her previous books to get the gist of this book and enjoy it but knowing the history of all the characters helps oh so much. I also love how some of the short stories she has and some of the characters from those stories tend to bleed into this series.

I just hope there are many more Mercy Thompson books to come. Her complicated relationships with her "allies" are always interesting.

"possible spoiler"

I wonder if we will find out if the senator is like Mercy or not. That would be interesting. I would love for all of the skin walkers to be on the same side in a battle against a powerful enemy.

Anyway. there is nothing more to say other than this was a very great listen. Lorelei King was awesome as usual. She was the actual reason I found this series. After hearing her narrate Charley's awesome character, I love hearing her narrate Mercy who is a similar personality, with Mercy being just a tad bit softer IMO.

Can't wait for the next book!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful