Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: Frost Burned
By Sandy Amazeen Mar 6, 2013, 3:21 GMT
Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Mercy Thompson\'s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy\'s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for ...more
Now that werewolves have come out of hiding into the public eye and the Gray Lords have removed themselves and all powerful fae from human reach, tensions between vampires and werewolves has escalated. The vampires are divided on whether to make their presence known to humans while jockeying for power amongst themselves which matters little to mechanic Mercy Thompson, a coyote shifter and mate to Adam Hauptman, Alpha of the local werewolf pack. While fighting her way through the madness of Black Friday shopping with her stepdaughter Jessie, Mercy discovers she cannot reach any members of their pack and worse, all she can feel through her bonds with Adam is anger and pain. Mercy quickly realizes the entire pack was forcibly abducted and are being held captive in an unknown location. As daughter of the Alpha, Jessie must be kept safe no matter what, leaving Mercy little choice but to seek out assistance from the vampires while attempting to reach some of her fae friends. With stakes so high, it is a delicate balancing act for Mercy, one that may come at the cost of her life.Briggs signature fast pace, excellent character development and surprising twists comes through in her seventh book of the Mercy Thompson series. Naturally, this far into a series there is a wealth of depth and history with several of the secondary characters that may not be fully appreciated by those new to the storyline. If you are just discovering Mercy’s world, please be sure to read the earlier installments too. There are new revelations about the fae after their withdrawal and it is nice to see Tad, Zee and some other characters back in the tale. This is certain to fulfill fans expectations and win new ones while leaving readers anxiously awaiting the next installment to one of the best urban fantasies you are likely to find.