Shifting Shadows

Shifting Shadows

Stories From the World of Mercy Thompson

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"Mercy Thompson's world just got a whole lot bigger ... A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, "one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today" (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends ... Includes the new stories ... "Silver" "Roses in Winter" "Redemption" "Hollow" ... and reader favorites "Fairy Gifts" "Gray" "Alpha and Omega" "Seeing Eye" "The Star of David" "In Red, with Pearls" "-- Provided by publisher.
"Shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has friends in high places--and in low, dark, scary ones. And in this must-have collection of stories, you'll meet new faces and catch up with old acquaintances--in all their forms... In a time of fresh starts, Mercy is asked to use an old talent--ghost hunting--in the all-new story "Hollow." You'll learn what happens when an ancient werewolf on his last legs befriends a vulnerable adolescent ("Roses in Winter") and how Mercy's friend Samuel Cornick became a werewolf ("Silver"). The werewolf Ben finds "Redemption," and Moira, a blind witch, assists on a search in "Seeing Eye." From Butte, Montana, the copper-mining town that vampire Thomas Hao calls home ("Fairy Gifts"), to Chicago, where the vampire Elyna buys and renovates the apartment she lived in while human ("Gray"), you'll travel the roads that originated with Mercy Thompson and the fertile imagination of Patricia Briggs. Roads that will lead you to places you've never been before.."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425265000
Branch Call Number: FIC BRIGGS
Characteristics: 450 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Briggs, Patricia Silver.


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bibliosara Jan 02, 2018

I love Patricia Briggs, so it was no surprise when I enjoyed this Mercy Thompson-verse anthology. The author's usual style brings charm, suspense, and emotion to these stories. Some were stronger than others, but overall the result is something surprisingly good for a seemingly unrelated series of stories. Briggs pulls together some loose ends in this series of short stories. For any fan of Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega, this is a must read. As other reviews have stated, make sure to have read up to Silver Borne, at least, to avoid spoilers.

Oct 24, 2017

Seriously, who cries over werewolves? Obviously, I mean besides me. This is the SECOND time Patricia Briggs has snuck up on me and did a whammy on my heart. I had read a couple of these stories before, but still enjoyed the second read. However, when one 2000+ year-old werewolf takes human for for the first time in over 100 years to save a child, and a second (the Moor) who just wants to die discovers a reason to live--well, it tore tears right out of my eyes. If you are a fan of Mercy Thompson or The Alpha and the Omega, this is a must read. (Just have a tissue ready when you read "Roses in Winter.") Fun notes from the author before each story.

Apr 21, 2015

Will wait for the audiobook to arrive (fingers crossed).

Sep 26, 2014

Some of the stories are really good, and none failed to entertain, so I'd recommend this anthology to Mercy Thompson fans. Just make sure you've read up to Night Broken, or there'll be spoilers.


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