Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Okay, I'm having a little Briggs time....

I read three books by Patricia Briggs over the last weekend. I can always read when I'm sick and too tired to do anything else.
37 is Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs. This is the second in the Mercedes (Mercy) Thompson series. She is a walker, a person that can turn into a coyote due to her Blackfoot father, and has been raised in a pack of werewolves. I think she is a stronger, more likeable Anita Blake. And though it may be heresy to my German soul to say so, the downplayed angst is refreshing. More story, less fingernail-biting/soul-searching. In this one, Mercy and company hunt down a demon-ridden vamp.
38 is Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs. Mercy takes on the fae in this book and we learn more about Zee and Uncle Mike. I'm partial to Zee, of course, as he's German, but many old favorites are here : the Green Man, selkies, Morrigan. And Mercy makes a choice between men -- her only choice, in my opinion, that wouldn't have ruined the series.
39 is The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs. A very nicely written "Beauty and the Beast" remake, with the only eyeblink being that the story switches from Aren's 1st person narration to the hob's 3rd person narration rather abruptly back and forth. The hob's tail is a character all its own.

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