- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (1 Sept. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0356505073
- ISBN-13: 978-0356505077
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Shifting Shadows: Stories From the World of Mercy Thompson Paperback – 1 Sep 2015
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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)
Mercy is my favorite urban fantasy heroine, period . . . I cannot wait for what comes next for Mercy, Adam and the gang (THE BOOK SMUGGLERS)
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)
A collection of short stories based in the world of Mercy Thompson - the major urban fantasy series from the international No. 1 bestselling authorSee all Product Description
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Patricia Briggs has already published short stories and novellas set in this world but they've always been part of multi-author anthologies and I have to admit I've not wanted to spend the money buying the books when I was only interested in the PB stories. Shifting Shadows finally places all six previously published stories in one handy book along with 4 completely brand new ones. The stories have been printed in series order so it is very easy to see where they fit in the timeline with the other books and they all have an introductory note from Patricia Briggs telling us what inspired her to write them and giving us other insights into the characters involved. For someone who has only read 2 of these stories previously this book is absolutely wonderful but even if you've already read them all it is worth buying this book for the new stories alone. I'm going to give a brief overview of each of the stories in the anthology so you'll have to forgive me if this review ends up being quite a long one but I'm hoping you'll find the information useful.
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There are some stories here which go back to Bran's past and some which explain Samuel's previous life. There is one set in Bran's world which also includes Asil and a few about witches and how they relate to werewolves. All the stories are top quality and are very readable and they fit consistently into the cracks between the novels. The author also includes a couple of sections from the novels that she had previously excluded.
This is a great collection and might just keep me going until the next full length novel appears.
This short story not only delves into the very distant past of werewolves Samuel and his father, but also reveals how Samuel met Ariana.
Vampire Thomas battles witchcraft to keep an old promise and save the life of someone who granted him a very special wish.
When vampire Elyna revisits old haunts and draws the attention of the city’s master vampire, she endangers the lives of her new human friends.
White witch Moira has some very personal reasons for helping werewolf Tom take down a coven wielding black magic.
Alpha and Omega
Set during the events of book 1 “Moon Called”, this short story reveals how werewolves Anna and Charles met.
The Star of David
Set during the end of “Moon Called”, werewolf David discovers his estranged human daughter needs his help.
Roses in Winter
Kara, the youngest ever human to survive the change into a werewolf has been taken in by the Marrok, yet remains unable to control her inner wolf.
In Red, With Pearls
Set before the events in book 6 “River Marked”, human Kyle and his werewolf partner Warren face off a zombie attack.
Set before book 8 “Night Broken”, werewolf Ben finds himself protective of his human pack.Read more ›
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I have read all of Patricia Briggs books especially Mercy Thompson Series. I throughly enjoyed reading these short stories, to catch up on the loose ends of some of the characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mrs. T. Broadhurst
really good to have all these stories in one place and I really liked the new onesPublished 7 months ago by diane swift
This is a fascinating insight into the background of some of the supporting characters.Published 7 months ago by Firebird
I love Patricia Briggs, I have all her books, and I thought I would have read most of these already, but the ones I had already read I enjoyed reading again, and a few were new to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mrs. Nicola Fusco
A really nice collection of stories from the Mercy Thompson universe that focus (mainly) on the characters you've always wanted to get to know a little better. Read morePublished 10 months ago by StumpyB
I am conflicted by this; on the one hand I absolutely loved the stories, some more than others of course, and really enjoyed getting more background on some of my favourite... Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. Thomas
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