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Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Patricia Briggs

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Car mechanic/shapeshifter Mercy Thompson must protect her friends from vampire queen Marsilia's revenge.
Title:Bone Crossed
Authors:Patricia Briggs
Info:Orbit (2009), Paperback, 304 pages
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Tags:book 4, fantasy, mercy thompson, read 2009

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Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (2009)


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Not sure what the point of this book was, other than setting up future story lines.

The theme was "only Mercy could go to a city with over a million people and get bitten by the only vampire there". ( )
  Library_Breeder | Apr 28, 2023 |
Feels a bit of a holding book, just keeping the characters ticking over, but actually it's quite interesting and quite a fast finish.

Mercy was only just starting to recover from the dramatic conclusions of the last book when her Vampire 'friend' Stefan turns up in her home as close to re-dying as is possible for a vamp to get. It's thought worth her trying to get out of town for a bit while the werewolves intervene with the local vamp Boss. Coincidently and only slightly suspiciously and old friend has got in touch asking for help with a ghost in her home, something that Mercy had a little reputation for. The town is thought to only have 1 vampire: powerful but relatively reclusive and antagonistic to Mercy's Boss, and hence safe enough for a couple nights. Of course he turns up on the first dinner.

I enjoyed this, Marcy managed pretty much on her own with friends there, but not taking over. It expands her abilities but only along existing lines, and so keeps everything believable. ( )
  reading_fox | Apr 27, 2023 |
  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
I'm probably the minority here but I would have rather she hooked up with Stefan ( )
  spiritedstardust | Dec 29, 2022 |
Bumped this up to 5 stars upon rereading. What was I thinking the first time I read it, only giving it 4 stars? There’s so much delicious Stefan and Adam stuff, and, between what was happening in Spokane and the Tri-Cities, it was quite the page-turner.
I’d forgotten a lot of the plot for this book, and it was fun to revisit this stage of Mercy’s life and note how events tie into future books.
And I loved brave little Chad! ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
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Dos Santos, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzweiler, MichaelCartographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
King, LoreleiNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Jordan, whimsical, musical friend of critters furred, scaled, and feathered
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I stared at my reflection in the mirror.
I could feel his willingness to participate in my trial pressed against my backside.
And like the wolf he (Adam) was, he laved the wound in my soul, bandaging it with his care - and moved on to the next. He explored thoroughly, found each mental wound - and a few I didn't know I had - and replaced them with other ... better things
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Car mechanic/shapeshifter Mercy Thompson must protect her friends from vampire queen Marsilia's revenge.

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There was I thinking being a shifter had its upsides. Looks like I was wrong.

Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned - the hard way - why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires emigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity.

The undead queen is also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her own. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.
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