March 9th, 2011

Read Irresponsibly

Books: River Marked

... Oh, well, e-mail is down at work. I guess I'll post instead...

River Marked, book six in the Mercy Thompson series by the recently-seen Patricia Briggs, arrived a day before the drop date, with the typical garish cover. I did my little happy dance and settled in to read... it all in one sitting. Collapse ) All in all, it was a strong action book with a soft section where the magic layer was laid down. Depending on how a reader feels about Native American religion may influence where they rank this one on the shelves. If you are a strong follower of the Coyote myths, I would recommend a second look at Urban Shaman, by C.E. Murphy, before a first read of this book. If that doesn't bother you, then dive right in. I enjoyed River Marked, and think that the relationship development between Adam and Mercy was worth the time all by itself. And for those who are fond of Mercy's mother, there is one laugh-out-loud moment when Mercy threatens to call her mom...

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