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Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, book 3 [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Briggs
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It wasn't hard to follow the scent of blood to the living room where the fae had been killed. It had been a violent death, perfect for creating ghosts.

Mercy Thompson enjoys life as a mechanic, but life is never simple given her increasing closeness to the local werewolf pack, and her ability to change into coyote form at will. And when a member of the fae community calls in a favour, needing her skills for a covert murder investigation, she jumps into the hunt.

But the dangers multiply and she clashes with shadowed creatures of great power. When her old boss Zee is charged with a brutal assassination, Mercy find herself fighting alone. There are those who love her, who would keep her safe, but she is wary and holds her freedom precious. Until, that is, she has nothing left to lose but her life ...

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    Plenty of Twists and turns . . . Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't -put-it-down end (Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking)

    Brigg's third novel featuring [Mercy] 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 (Publishers Weekly)

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    The third in the high-tension supernatural series that is taking the US by storm.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 912 KB
    • Print Length: 314 pages
    • Publisher: Orbit (4 Nov. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00486U2VE
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Patricia Briggs graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German. She worked for a while as a substitute teacher but now writes full time. Patricia Briggs lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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    4.8 out of 5 stars
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    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Third in the Mercy Thompson Series 21 Jan. 2008
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Iron Kissed has two main plotlines. The first deals with Mercy having to make a choice between the two men in her (love)life. Adam - the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, and Sam her childhood sweetheart (also an Alpha). It's a decision she needs to make soon, before there's bloodshed.

    The second plot is the mystery of the book. Several Fae have been murdered out at the Fae reservation and Zee (her old boss) takes Mercy there, to see if her 'coyote' nose can track the murderer. Although it initially seems like everything is resolved, Zee ends up being charged with murder and Mercy feels it's up to her to prove his innocence. Whether he wants her help or not.

    Although I don't think it's essential to have read the previous books in the series to follow Iron Kissed. You'd be missing out on two great stories if you didn't read Moon Called (Bk1) and Blood Bound (Bk2). Plus the build up to the Adam/Mercy/Samuel plotline and a lot of the background as to how the Mercy Thompson Universe works and the relationship/family set ups of the various species groups is in those books.

    One thing I very much enjoy about the series is how in each book we learn more about the characters and their relationships. One of my favourite things is how the dynamics of the werewolf pack is explored. The scene between Ben and Adam at the end was one of the most powerful in the book, especially when Ben is having trouble expressing himself.

    "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission."

    For me this quote is at the heart of the book. In a way this has been Mercy's attitude since we first met her in Moon Called, and probably has a lot to do with growing up as a coyote in a werewolf pack.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read but darker 19 Aug. 2008
    Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Following on from the previous Blood books this one seems to conclude Mercedes' relationships, but at an awful price. I don;t really like revealing plots becasue its a real spoiler, so instead let me assure you that the standard of writing is as good as in the other books in the series. Tehy also included somewhat serious themes but this one was in places harrowing to read if you have empathy for the heroine! I suppose this is what separates Briggs form other, softer writers who dabble in the genre - she is a genuine fantasy writer, and its just coincided that everybody now is writing werewolf/ghost/paranormal romance stuff, a lot of which frankly seems to be utter schematic tosh. This book shows that she can write the real deal, which is quite affecting. I mean that I genuinely was surprised by where the plot went, and how it got there. Anyway, this is a really good conclusion to the series! The standard was as high as always and I look forward to her future offerings.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb read!!! 24 Feb. 2008
    Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I can't really say much more than the other readers....this book blew me away. This series just gets better and better and I have to say it is one of the best urban fiction around...if you haven't started it, then get going, you won't be disappointed.

    The last quarter of this book was so powerful..we have some master story telling here. I was on the edge of my seat! I can't say anymore without giving too much it.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better! 7 July 2009
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Mercy is spending a relaxing evening with her friend (and werewolf) Warren and his boyfriend Kyle watching a movie, when she gets a call from her former boss and mentor Zee. He's fae and he needs her nose to sniff out a killer in the fae reservation. Taking Mercy in there isn't all that safe for her, but she agrees to help and soon enough picks up the trail.

    But before the killer can be taken care of quietly, someone beats the fae to it, and Zee finds himself behind bars and accused of the murder. A murder too violent for human hands. One Mercy is convinced Zee didn't commit and she's determined to prove it. Not an easy job though. The Grey Lords (rulers of the fae) don't like outside help and they're very dangerous people to deal with. And all the while she's having to fight with her heart of the men in her life, Adam or Samuel. She can't keep bouncing between the two dominant wolves or things are going to get messy.

    Iron Kissed is a fantastic follow up to the first two books in the Mercy series, Moon Called and Blood Bound, and the series just keeps getting better. As with Blood Bound, there is a very good balance between the romance and the main plot, even though there is more romance in this than the previous book.

    Where the previous book taught us a lot about vampires in Ms. Briggs' world, here we're shown the fae world and get a deeper look at the pack and how it functions again. The extensive world built is engaging and well thought out. There aren't extras added on all the time, just Mercy discovering more of it. And Ms. Briggs doesn't pull any punches. It gets nasty at the end and the killer is revealed. And the conversations near the end, particularly between Ben and Adam, show real sensitivity and strength, and the depth of Ms. Briggs' talent. Little bit of a cliff hanger than left me hungry for much more.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, moving, thrilling and fabulous! 1 Sept. 2008
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    I love this series for its fabulous and very clever plots as much as for the super-nature of the subject material. with this new instalment in the Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs excells herself. This book is a must-read for any fan of the genre and for me this hits the hights of the first few Anita Blakes and at points, exceedes them.

    The crime at the centre is well plotted and has enough clues to keep you guessing but not solving until close to the end; characters are believeable, complex and interesting and the finale....what can I say...previous reviews are right- make no mistake this is not easy reading. Violence on an exponential scale but told with such a human heart as to make you weep...and weep I did, for about the final 4 chapters...tears coursing down my face as the weight of choices made by Mercy and the attempts to come to terms with violence makes its presence felt.

    I think this is where for me, this series is better than many others in the genre...Mercy may be supernatural but she is real, vulnerable and far from indestructable. This is, in my opinion, (withough giving too much away) in Ben's speech of the depiction of the clear body language of the animals the most understanding and compassionate view of exreme violence against women that I have ever read.

    The other two books in the series, which must be read first, are fabulous reads of great quality. Iron Kissed is exceptional, through and through.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars When it comes to reviews...
    When it comes to reviews it's all been said before and by people who are far more skilled in such area's than I. But this series, and in particular this book, deserve more praise. Read more
    Published 6 days ago by Bex79
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
    I have really enjoyed this series so far. The characters are believable and have developed well as each book progresses. Read more
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
    Pretty good, although everybody seems to have very convenient powers!
    Published 3 months ago by A. M. Stirling
    5.0 out of 5 stars fantasy and romance
    Really enjoying this series, looking forward to finding out the next installement.
    Published 3 months ago by Wato2
    3.0 out of 5 stars I'm starting to fall into the Patricia Briggs style of story telling....
    I'm starting to fall into the Patricia Briggs style of story telling.

    I think Mercy Thompson might be one of my favourite heroines. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by P. Marques Guerreiro
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    One of my favourite writer's I love her books. Mercy is just great.
    Published 4 months ago by sally
    5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended series
    Well loved book bought in Kindle format so knew what i was getting
    Published 4 months ago by Beth
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Loved this book, hooked now have to get the rest, hope they as good!
    Published 7 months ago by Skatgirl
    4.0 out of 5 stars Liked the progression of the story between two main characters ...
    Liked the progression of the story between two main characters but format is a bit similar to previous one. Still entrtaining read though.
    Published 10 months ago by Meryl
    5.0 out of 5 stars great fantasy reads
    I bought these early books in the series in pre-kindle days but wanted to have them on my kindle so re bought them. they're a reasonable price. Read more
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