Mercedes Thompson Hauptman would love to be the simple car
mechanic but it feels as if she is STORM CURSED. She is a
coyote shifter, mate to the Alpha of the local werewolf pack
and she has trouble sometimes keeping her mouth shut. A
short time ago she stood up and promised protection to all
citizens in their territory. Good idea but now the U.S.
government, the Grey Lords, humans and non-humans seem to
want something from the pack - all at the same time.
Add to the top of the fears and frustrations, that are even
stranger than usual; things are happening around the
Tri-Cities area. Being able to call on pack members, some
because you know it will tick them off, to protect and serve
is just about the only thing that Mercy can enjoy. Dealing
with zombie making witches who use black magic, trolls,
goblins, and vampires take up too much of her time when all
she wants to do is fix cars and "nudge" her husband and
STORM CURSED is action-packed, danger-filled, and full of
good, bad and strange surprises. I believe it is the best Mercy
Thompson series I have read in awhile. Author
Patricia Briggs got our girl back to fixing cars and dealing
with the pack life much like the earlier books. I loved
getting back to seeing everyone's favorite grumpy mechanic
Zee, his son Tad, visiting Uncle Mike and his bar all the
while dealing with government officials who have no idea how
to deal with the Fae, and even the return of vampires Stefan
and the ever scary Wulfe.
Despite the seriousness of the different story lines
including the upcoming talks that Adam and his company are
providing security for there are a number of laugh moments.
The pack members discussion of video games as if they were
life and death and, of course, my favorite where Mercy and
Mary Jo get to chase down zombie miniature goats.
I have to admit I was very surprised by the ending as Adam
was forced to deal with someone he had known for a long
time. Acting on the rule "no black magic" allowed in their
territory brought him to do what he had to do. Not sure how
I feel about that just yet.
If you love Mercy, Adam, the members of the Columbia Basin
werewolf pack, romance of the warm and steamy type, action,
danger and drama that only happens to shifters, werewolves,
witches and vampires, then you will want to read STORM CURSED.
My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car
And a coyote shapeshifter.
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if,
a few months ago, I hadnít stood upon a bridge and taken
responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in
our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time.
It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins,
zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was
viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel
safe to come and treat with the fae.
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals
and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a
storm is coming and her name is Death.