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Iron Kissed (2008)

by Patricia Briggs

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Series: Mercy Thompson (3), World of the Marrok (4)

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Shapeshifting mechanic Mercy Thompson finds her loyalty sorely tested when her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, while she is trying to choose between Sam and Adam, the two werewolves she loves.
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I really appreciate that I started this series after a good portion of the series was out. If I only had book three I’m not sure I could have continued further. It took a seriously dark turn…. And it was more detailed than I definitely felt and feel comfortable with. But the series is worth continuing into. ( )
  MiserableFlower | Mar 1, 2023 |
I knew this would be a tough re-read, but I wanted to get through it again since I’m re-reading all the Mercyverse novels and stories. Besides the awfulness at the end, I had forgotten how good this installment was, with the resolution of the love triangle, the closer look at Ben’s past, and lots more detail about the fae.

One thing that I really like about this series is that Mercy isn’t always right about people, and Briggs does a great job of developing her changes of heart. Ben and Honey are good examples. And I know we see a negative example or two of this as well later on. With a character as smart and talented as Mercy, it’s gratifying to have these humanizing details, and it makes the story better.

Briggs builds on so much from her previous novels in both Mercyverse series, and this re-read has been a good review of what I’ve forgotten, as well as being a marvelously fun indulgence I don’t usually allow myself. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
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  KiratalaStorm | Nov 20, 2022 |
While still good, I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two in the series. This entry in the Mercy Thompson series has more angst and less sass than the previous two books. A large part of this heaviness is caused by the weight Mercy is feeling as Zee is accused of murder, and the love triangle she is embroiled in finds a resolution.

Full review: https://rebeccasreadingcorner.blog/review-patricia-briggs-iron-kissed/ ( )
  RsReading | Nov 8, 2022 |
I couldn't put this one down. We are finally introduced to the world of the fae. There's a shocking and sad twist at the end. Mercy proves to be a strong character and I'm excited to see how she and the story line around her develops. ( )
  ArcherKel | Aug 17, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Patricia Briggsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dos Santos, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzweiler,MichaelMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
King, LoreleiNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"A cowboy, a lawyer, and a mechanic watched Queen of the Damned," I murmured.
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Shapeshifting mechanic Mercy Thompson finds her loyalty sorely tested when her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, while she is trying to choose between Sam and Adam, the two werewolves she loves.

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It wasn't hard to follow the scent of blood to the living room where the fae had been killed. It had been a violent death, perfect for creating ghosts.

Mercy Thompson enjoys being a mechanic, but life is never simple given her increasing closeness to the local werewolf pack, and her ability to change into coyote form at will. And when a member of the fae comunity calls in a favour, needing her skills for a covert murder investigation, she jumps into the hunt.

But the dangers multiply and she clashes with shadowed creatures of great power. When her old boss Zee is charged with a brutal assassination, Mercy finds herself fighting alone. There are those who love her, who would keep her safe, but she is wary and holds her freedom precious. Until, that is, she has nothing left to lose but her life...
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