4 “Who is Mercy Thompson?” Stars for the story and 5 Stars for the narration!
Six books into the series and the Mercy Thompson Series is still holding strong as one of my favorite PNR/UF romance series of all time. All that said, this wasn’t my favorite book in the series. To me, this book almost read as a stand-alone with a somewhat different focus than the prior books in the series. In that regard, the main driver of the plot in this book was discovering Mercy’s previously alluded to, but yet to be explained real background. And while the shape shifter and American Indian lore was fascinating, it gave this book a slightly different feel than the others in the series which focus more on the werewolf packs, vampire and fae. Additionally, the setting of the story–Mercy’s and Adam’s honeymoon–removes them a bit from the usual cast of characters which also sets a different tone.
Lorelei King as always renders fantastic narration. Staying true to all of the multitude of voices that she has already created and performed in prior books, while also adding in a whole series of new ones. Ms. King’s ability to convey the emotion and action of the scene is also highly instrumental in the enjoyment of this sixth installment in the Mercy Thompson Series.