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Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson) Hardcover – 5 Mar 2013

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Books (5 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780441020010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441020010
  • ASIN: 0441020011
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,203,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mercy is one of the top urban fantasy heroines in my opinion and this book reminded just why (BOOK CHICK CITY)

Mercy is my favorite urban fantasy heroine, period . . . I truly enjoyed Frost Burned . . . I cannot wait for what comes next for Mercy, Adam and the gang (THE BOOK SMUGGLERS)

Fabulous . . . Such a well done urban fantasy world. I really enjoyed (SMEXY BOOKS)

Frost Burned is another excellent addition to the series. Ms Briggs has penned another winner that once I started I didn't want to put down (FICTION VIXEN)

I'll always want more Mercy, but I'm learning that however long it takes, Mercy Thompson books are always worth the wait (All Things Urban Fantasy)

Mercy is kick ass and has turned into one of my favorite female heroines . . . I'm a fan until the end (URBAN FANTASY INVESTIGATIONS) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The new Mercy Thompson novel - the major urban fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Mercy is out shopping with Jesse when she crashes her car, trying to get a lift she realises that the whole pack are unreachable. She contacts Adam through their mate bond and discovers the entire pack were kidnapped and they kidnappers want Adam to do something that'll change life for werewolves everywhere. As always, people try to kill Mercy - they always underestimate the coyote!

I really enjoyed this book - in fact, it may be one of my favourites. I don't know what it was that made it stand out to me - Mercy having to be stand-in Alpha while Adam is missing? Finding out exactly how strong her and Adam's relationship is? Mercy getting more in touch with her coyote self? Or Ben?

Yes, Ben. I like Ben - gawd help me, but I do. There's something about Ben that always makes me think of Karl Marsten from Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series - and there is something likeable about Karl, just as there's something likeable about Ben. We get to see more of him come out as the series goes on.

I'll admit, I was getting a bit unimpressed with this series. Don't get me wrong, I still pre-ordered this but I haven't been looking forward to the last couple of books as I used to. I'm very impressed with this book and am glad it's rekindled my feelings for the series. I'm looking forward to the next one and can only hope that Briggs keeps the series on the up.
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By Anne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2013
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This is the seventh book in the Mercy Thompson series and a prime example of good series writing. Patricia Briggs has matured her characters and helped us to get to know them over the past stories so we understand who is who and why they behave the way that they do. She has also built her story on events in previous novels (and some in the parallel Anna/Charles books) so that we have a fully developed world where supernatural creatures and magic are real and where we already understand how it works. This means that the author can dispense with introducing characters and their backgrounds and explaining how the supernatural works in her world and just get on with the action - of which there is plenty.

I suspect that a reader new to this series may struggle with the book, although the author does provide some quick reminders of past events - they will certainly miss a lot of the passing allusions will be such a delight to regular readers of Mercy Thompson books. I suggest that they start at Moon Called: Mercy Thompson book 1 and can almost guarantee that by the time that they reach this one they will be as immersed in this world as those of us who have been with the series longer.

Regular readers will notice that events in virtually all the past books are included, referred to, or provide a building block for the plot. The pack has disappeared when Mercy and Jesse are shopping and she has to find them, find out what has happened to them and why, and protect the pack members who have not been included in the event. Mercy herself comes under attack and she has to find allies quickly but is not sure who to trust.
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A few weeks ago, Patty Briggs and her husband Mike joined a chat room to discuss both Frost Burned and Patty's previous books. The idea was to discuss each Mercy Thompson book separately, but that's not how it went in the end. I was able to join them just once because the timing didn't work for me, but the half hour I spent talking to Patty and her fans further convinced me that she is both a great author and a very pleasant person. When I shared with her my opinion that Fair Game, her third Charles and Anna book, is the best one she's ever written, she assured me that Frost Burned is even better. At the time, I took that statement with a healthy dose of skepticism, but now that I've finally read it, I both agree and disagree with Patty.

Frost Burned is neither better nor worse than Fair Game - both are as good as urban fantasy can get. From the first Mercy Thompson book (so far there are ten books in this universe), Patty has been getting better and better. In pacing, characterization and plot development, she has reached perfection. Big words, you say? Well, yeah, but so is this series.

After all that fear of her mate bond and of losing herself to the pack, it was nice to see Mercy so comfortable in her role as mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin Pack. She and Adam have such a beautiful, healthy relationship. In River Marked, Mercy was feeling more comfortable as part of the pack, but she was still adjusting and she still had her doubts. In Frost Burned, she is truly the Alpha's mate - she thinks as one, acts as one, and protects as one.

The addition of Adam's point of view was so very unexpected that I had to take a moment to think about it and decide whether I liked it or not.
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I have loved the Mercy Thompson series, but when I read River Marked I feared the series had had its day (pretty much like the Anita Blake series). So it was with some trepidation that I began Frost Burned but I'm really pleased that Briggs has pulled it out of the bag again. Mercy saves the day again!
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