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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Patricia Briggs

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Title:Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)
Authors:Patricia Briggs
Info:Ace (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Read, Read and owned, Favorites
Tags:shapeshifter, walker, werewolf, vampire, witch, fae

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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (2006)

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I read Moon Called back in the fall of 2013 and really got a kick out of it! Urban Fantasy is not a genre I have spent much time with although I have read a couple of Kelly Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.

When the 75's decided to have a Mercy Thompson / World of the Marrok group read I decided to jump in.

I discovered this series after coming across a list of authors recommended by Todd McCaffrey. A fan had lamented the fact that Anne McCaffrey was no longer alive and writing and indicating that there was a dearth of "like" writers. He responded with a list of his favourite authors who have created other worlds or who write about our world with other creatures etc.

I decided to re-read Moon Called and I elected to' listen' to the story this time, narrated by Lorelei King. Enjoyed it very much. Lorelei's voice really fits in my mind; she sounds like I think Mercy Thompson would sound. I find it really hard to listen to books that are narrated by someone whose voice bears no resemblance to the character I have imagined. For instance, Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. So hard to listen to; love the stories, hate the voice/s!

I love reading about the challenges of being 'different' and the social commentary that is woven through the book. Patricia Briggs makes subtle reference to global issues. For instance Mercy comments on the role of women in the world of The Marrok vs the role of women in our Western Society.

What is most important for me, in reading fiction, is character development. Getting to know the protagonist and those around her or him. The story is secondary to me. I am hooked when I want to learn more and more about how a character thinks and feels. I want to know more!

Another thing I enjoyed is the relationship between Mercy and Adam and Samuel. I look forward to seeing the evolution of Mercy's relationship with these two,

I give this book ★ ★ ★½ ( )
  ccookie | Jan 20, 2015 |
I really enjoyed the book, it was the first book in the series so there was a lot of setting up but I found the world interesting. There wasn't sex in it so it is also one I can share with my 13 year old, which is a big deal to me. Hard to find GOOD books without some sex in them these days.

Mercy is pulled into some wolf pack issues and helps figure out the conclusion. There is obviously something very special about her and her instincts that I do not think we will find out about right away. ( )
  LRitte | Jan 1, 2015 |
Mercedes Thompson is a walker, a descendant of Native Americans and has the ability to turn into a coyote and detect magic and block it. She gets drawn into a fight with werewolves because of her neighbor. Turns out she helps out a lot and practically saves the day, and only sustains mild injuries.

This book was so much like the first couple of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books, it has the same tone and sort of the same concept, but different...lets just hope she doesn't turn the series into nothing more than completely gratuitous sex scenes in book form. I liked the tension between Mercy and the local werewolf alpha, Adam. I like the whole idea of the story but it felt a bit like something was missing as well, although, I can't quite place what. Mercy is a strong female lead and I liked that as well. We will see what the rest of the series has in store. ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 21, 2014 |
3.5 stars

Mercy is a mechanic and a “walker” - a coyote shapeshifter. She was raised by werewolves. When a fairly new, packless werewolf (Mac) shows up looking for a job, she helps him out. When she learns more about him, she introduces him to the local Alpha pack leader, Adam, so hopefully Mac can learn more about being a werewolf and can learn to control himself. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse...

I liked it, but I'm not sure it was enough to convince me to pick up the 2nd book in the series. There was a lot of politics in the book, as well – werewolves, vampires, witches, fae and Mercy and how does she fit in (or not). I've already had a comment that the rest of the series is better, so I will give book 2 a chance and see what I think from there. ( )
  LibraryCin | Nov 17, 2014 |
An awesome series that I give an enthusiastic two thumbs up!!! Not only a great concept but also well written which isn't always the case with the genre. ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
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Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me too.

Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbour is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself...and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441013813, Mass Market Paperback)

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

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Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

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