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River Marked (Mercy Thompson Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Briggs
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. And she's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

As Mercy comes to terms with this new information, an evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River. Something deadly is coming, facts are thin on the ground and Mercy feels ill at ease. However, her father's people may know more. To have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need all the resources the shifters can offer. Or death will be the least of their worries.

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Briggs' heroine Mercy Thompson stands out ...This mixture of monsters, myth, metamorphosis and magic seasoned with travelogue is handled with skill and the necessary conviction (Telegraph)


Brigg s' heroine Mercy Thompson stands out ...This mixture of monsters, myth, metamorphosis and magic seasoned with travelogue is handled with skill and the necessary conviction Telegraph

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004O0U598
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,094 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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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a Let Down 20 Mar. 2011
By Amy Connolly VINE VOICE
I sadly have to agree with most of the other reviews- this latest installment was a disappointment.

I think it's safe to say that I, like most other fans of the series, was really looking forward to this book and expecting great things from it. In the end, it didn't *feel* like all the other Mercy books and couldn't keep my attention.

I felt the book was short and rushed- especially at the beginning when a whole lot of things happened in the space of a chapter or so.

All my favourite characters were hardly in it: Stephen, the pack, Jesse, Zee etc. It was basically just Mercy and Adam the entire time. Perhaps that was the problem: even although she's the leading character, maybe Mercy can't carry a book on her own, and needs the secondary characters.

As I mentioned before, Mercy's "voice" seemed different as well, which was distracting. Her and Adam's relationship has changed IMO and I don't like it.

I did quite enjoy the ending which redeemed the rest of the book a little bit. But it was a shame I was so bored and restless with the first 3/4. It just wasn't doing anything for me.

It was also interesting finding out more about Mercy's past, and especially meeting Coyote (who I loved and hope to see again).

Fans of the book...well, it's a must read, but be warned not to get expectations too high. Hopefully the next one will be better.
New Comers: I suggest starting with the first novel in the series Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, book 1. You'll like her if you enjoy such authors as: Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quieter, yet more detailed 1 May 2011
By Cheryl M-M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have to disagree with some of my co-readers. I liked the fact this book was chock a block full of native american mythology linked into Mercys apparent heritage. it all has to do with the fact that when you're born to parents of different nationalities or tribes, then you don't really belong to either, because the people of both reject the part/nationality that isn't their own. I found the subliminal message interesting. I agree I have difficulty accepting how the strong female becomes submissive under the dominant male, I suppose it depends on whether you read it from a werewolfs point of view or todays society. The only complaint I have is the coyote/old joe storyline. I was confused to say the least. Is he, isn't he her father? Other than that it was an enjoyable read, and I would always recommend her series and can't wait for the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mercy Thompson book 6 21 Mar. 2014
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've recently reread all the previous books in both the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series and I've loved them all as much, if not more, than the first time I read them. I can't tell you how much I love the world that Patricia Briggs has created and it's been like taking the time to catch up with old friends. As much as I've enjoyed rereading the earlier books I was excited to get to River Marked though, I never got this far when I read the series for the first time so I was looking forward to that exciting first read where everything is new to you and I have to say the author didn't let me down and this is another fab instalment in the series.

I have loved watching Mercy and Adam's relationship grow throughout the series, I just love the way Adam totally gets Mercy and has never once tried to change anything about her. She might drive him crazy with the way she always manages to get into trouble because his instincts are to protect her and keep her safe but he understands her need to take care of the people she loves and he supports her in that which is something I really respect him for. He's also been so incredibly patient and supportive of her as she recovers from the ordeal she went through in Iron Kissed, it's not something she'll ever completely forget but she has come a long way down the road to recovery and that is in part because of Adam. Anyway, I don't want to say too much about what happens between them in this book but I will tell you that the first few chapters were so good that I had tears of happiness in my eyes as I read them. In fact, they were so good that I had to reread them before I could continue with the rest of the book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Defiantly worth a read! 9 Mar. 2012
By Marg
I don't know why anyone wouldn't love this book, I have just read the first five and thought this story about her back ground was really needed. I disagree that it lacked anything because it was mostly based around mercy and Adam , I felt the other characters in the back ground all the time and enjoyed finally finding out where she was from etc. can't wait for the next book I hope!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Left feeling a little wanting.... 4 Mar. 2011
Firstly I adore the Mercy series, it's different, lots of great characters, I love the pack, stefan and of course Zee :)

Unfortunately they weren't in this one, it was based around mercy's origins, which was great, but I missed the others, it didn't seem as interesting and was a bit of a chore to get through, however if you like the Mercy series then give it a go, still well written and I'll certainly be reading the rest but this didn't quite have me chomping at the bit to find out what happened!

There were a few new characters, I loved Coyote and am looking forward to seeing him in more books, but bring back the pack please and the beloved VW's! :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
The book was a really good read and another good chapter in Mercy Thompson's life and must read for anyone who likes the series
Published 2 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars From shamanism to monsters it sparkles and intrigues.
Thoroughly enjoyable and mystical and strange and fey and if you like this sort of thing, which I do, mixed with native american shamanism and coyote then you will love it as I... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fanzy Fix
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very enjoyable read
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved every second, she never fails to deliver 😊
Published 4 months ago by lynsey mellor
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy!
OMG!!! Very good book! I laughed through out this book & cried just as much. Such a good read it's a must buy book!
Published 10 months ago by Miss_Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars As always
I love Mercy, she's a very well written and fleshed out heroine. And unlike Anita Blake, she can kick ass without having to be the object of every sexual fantasy going.
Published 13 months ago by Mairead
5.0 out of 5 stars Best so far
Loved this one!!! Put some great background into everything and I was starting to find her books following the same format, highly recommend!
Published 13 months ago by Mr A J Bryant
2.0 out of 5 stars A near miss
There were some elements to the story very satisfying but overall this is the weakest book in the series. You have to read all though.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
I read the first five books not realizing there was more till I searched my kindle. Kind of addicted to the stories.
Published 14 months ago by Joanna Quinton
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
I won't write a huge amount, all you want to know is, is this a good book. Well written, interesting characters, well thought out plots and a great idea for the supernatural fan. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sammy Woof
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