I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them.
Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill—until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.
Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything—even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.
It won't, can't, remain.
Not if I have anything to say about it.
The beginning of this book put me through the emotional ringer and while I hated it … I loved it. I always appreciate when an author makes me physically feel something and when Mercy was in her own head worried about the status of her relationship, I FELT it. That pit in my stomach ache that effing hurts.
So, well done!
Beyond that, the story was great. I didn’t expect anything less. We have magic and mystery, and when it rains as it does in Washington, and often, it pours.
We had blow after blow and Mercy kept on going! I will never tire of this series.
About the Author
Patricia Briggs is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series. She lives in Washington state with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.