Mercy Thompson16 books in series
Follow the adventures of Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shape-shifter, as she struggles to keep the peace between assorted mortals and havoc-wreaking fae, vampires, and werewolves.
Mercy Thompson has two superpowers: by day, she fixes Volkswagens; at night, she turns into a coyote. She makes her home in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, but this shape-shifter's world is made up of fae (particularly restless faeries), gremlins (including her former boss), vampires (some of her best friends), and werewolves (including her hunky alpha mate, Adam). Proud of her Native American heritage, Mercy taps into her spiritual strengths, psychic abilities, and skinwalker superpower to help others, often at great risk to herself. Having a pack of werewolves at her back doesn’t hurt when Mercy is called on to settle scores, defend the innocent, track down an abductor, thwart a stalker, and take on supernatural evildoers. Packed with action, suspense, and a sense of fun, this series draws on the author’s research into real wolf-pack dynamics and understanding of the native culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Lorelei King captures the essence of the wisecracking, shape-shifting Mercy. The voice of the series, King creates a mood of intimacy between Mercy and various groupings of characters—human and otherworldly. As suspense builds and action unfolds, she quickens her pace and increases the dramatic intensity. Listener rave: “Lorelei King is very good, great inflection. Uses different voices for all characters and consistently follows through with them. Not all narrators do this and it makes a huge difference. The audiobook really brings out the humor and gives great visual imagery as well.”
Patricia Briggs is the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Mercy Thompson series. She also writes the Alpha and Omega series, set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels. She began her career writing traditional high fantasy novels and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy, kicking off Mercy’s adventures with Moon Called. A native of Butte, Montana, she was born “book-privileged”—her mother was a school librarian, and she shared a room with an older sister who loved to read, especially aloud by night light after they had been put to bed. A self-described “prevarication professional,” Briggs loves making up outrageous stories and has far more ideas than time to write them. She lives with her family and horses in Eastern Washington State near Tri-Cities, home of Mercy Thompson (yes, it’s a real place!).