- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (3 July 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841496847
- ISBN-13: 978-1841496849
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2.1 x 17.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 752,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, book 2 Mass Market Paperback – 3 Jul 2008
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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)
The second fantastic Mercy Thompson novel.See all Product description
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In this story Mercy is asked to help Stefan the vampire and becomes embroiled in what is happening in the local vampire community. The author is clear about how evil the vampires are and what they have to do to maintain their existence. She is good too at outlining their mind games and manipulations. As Mercy becomes more and more involved the werewolves are dragged into the mess as well and Mercy has to face up to the attraction she feels for both the leader of the local werewolf pack and a visitor from out of town.
The author is good at conveying Mercy's character and gives her some great lines whilst staying well on the right side of rude (some other heroines in the genre are not so fortunate). The politics is well done and the author really shows us evil and also the compromises that people make with evil. The book is an easy and quick read with plenty of action but it has a lot to say about evil and tolerance in a truly entertaining way.
I suggest that you read this as a second in the series as it is easier to grasp all teh characters after reading the first book. You will then be delighted to know that there are more to enjoy !
The events in "Blood Bound" take place about six months after the end of "Moon Called". This book focuses more on the vampires, particularly Stefan but also including the Mistress, Marsilia, and several other vampires. The book starts with Mercy and Stefan going to investigate a strange scene and discovering that there is a vampire sorcerer on the loose who has powers enough to cause problems for Stefan, a very strong vampire.
Most of the rest of the book involves the vampires, werewolves and Mercy trying to find the Sorcerer and stop him. But of course things are always more complex than they seem and it's possible that some of those apparently trying to stop the sorcerer may instead be in league with him. In this story Mercy takes a more central role in the heroic endeavours, her abilities as a walker giving her a few extra tools to help her in her search. I liked the way that she faces up to the reality of the vampire and werewolf situations - she knows that the vampires are evil, even Stefan who she likes, and that the werewolves are dangerous. She also finds herself involved in killing and suffers with the knowledge of that, and that others kill people to keep her safe.
There are moments of humour in this book, particularly in the relationships between Mercy, Adam, Samuel and to some extent Stefan.Read more ›
Stefan is calling in his favour that Mercy owes. It sounds simple; accompany him as a witness when he is meeting with a new vampire in town who is set on causing chaos. But of course nothing is that strait forward in Mercy's life, as she becomes embroiled in the vampire world where she is both weak and strong.
She has many allies at her side including Alpha Werewolf Adam, Samuel, her teenage love, newly arrived back on the scene, and the vampires - who all seem to have their own agendas. Who can she trust and who will make things worse for all of them?
Mercy learns more about herself in this book, while fighting vampires and trying to stop Adam and Samuel fighting each other for her. They both want to claim her for their mate, but seem to forget she has a say in the matter - not that she knows which she would choose - even if they did ask her!
There are a few minor plot lines that appear to go nowhere, but we may see their importance in the next book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked the first in the series, Moon Called, and I happily went for this one. It develops well from the original, but with slight changes of direction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Igor The Annoyed
Blood Bound : Mercy Thompson, Book 2 by Patricia Briggs. 5 stars
Riveting and exciting from the first page, packed full of action ensuring the reader is invested, anxious and... Read more
Brilliant read, Patricia Briggs is an excellent author. Already started reading book three. Highly recommend this seriesPublished 14 months ago by Susannah Armstrong