Fire Touched, By Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched, By Patricia Briggs

 

Fire Touched – Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

This series is one of my absolute favorite adult paranormal series.

I love Mercy as the independent coyote In a werewolf’s world. I love that he antagonizes some of them. There isn’t a lot of cussing unless you count Ben, and there isn’t a lot of sex. There is, however, some action, some mystery, and occasionally some romance.

I didn’t actually intend to read this one at this time but once I started it I couldn’t stop. I love fairies or fae and this series gives me that fix without the sex and violence of the Anita Blake series.

The action starts pretty quickly with a troll on the bridge that the pack is requested to help with. With help from old friends back from the fae reservation and they have brought along a child, named Aiden, who was stuck Underhill for a very long time and though he was human before he is now “fire touched.”

He appears to help Joel with his volcano demon? By drawing out the fire inside him for a little bit. The Grey Lords want Aiden back so they can figure out why he now has powers but Mercy and her walking stick declare that they will protect their territory and give sanctuary to those they choose even from the fae.

Clearly, this has consequences and I think they will continue to pop up in books to come.

There is potential for a war with the fae and the pack has to maneuver carefully and hope they trust the right people. Adam and Mercy work on some of their issues when Adam tells his pack to stop disrespecting her and even though she understands why she doesn’t like him having to stand up for her.

Fae politics, new characters, old favorites, and action all rolled into a great adventure that I highly recommend! I would suggest starting with the first book though since there are several characters and it might get confusing if you jump in at the end.

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