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Night Broken By Patricia Briggs


FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs

by Mary Anne Barker

Details on how to win a copy of Night Broken at the end of this review.

Night Broken is the eagerly awaited eighth novel of the Mercy Thompson series and Patricia Briggs does not disappoint. I have been enjoying the development and progression of the relationship between Mercy and Adam since the beginning.

This one starts with Adam’s ex-wife, Christy, calling. She has gotten herself in trouble and wants protection. Something that Adam excels at is protection as he runs a security company and his nature as a werewolf is to protect. So ex-wife comes “home” because her new ex-boyfriend is scary. Soon Christy is doing her best to come between Mercy and Adam, and Mercy and the pack with which Mercy already has trouble. Some of them do not like having a coyote in their wolf pack.

Then another problem pops up. No big surprise, but it’s complicated! The fae are asking for a walking stick to be returned. Mercy borrowed the item in a previous book and has tried to give the item to the fae, but it seems to have a mind of its own and keeps going back to Mercy. So at end of the last book, River Marked, Mercy gave it to Coyote. Well, now the son of the creator of the walking stick, a Grey Lord fae, wants it back, but she no longer has the walking stick–and how in the world do you get a hold of Coyote? In the process of trying to find Coyote she finds more family.

Mercy has her hands full between the ex-wife trying to drive a wedge between Mercy and her family, Christy’s ex-boyfriend who isn’t what he seems, dead bodies piling up and trying to make sure the town where they live isn’t destroyed by the fae. Oh, and trying to find Coyote. Oh my…

One of the problems is resolved, but there are a couple that are still hanging–including one she thought she resolved. Oh my.

This is an enjoyable series and it is much easier if you read them in order. The main problem is, it takes sooo long for Patricia Biggs to write a new one. It’s been a year since the last book, but it has the quality of a story that is crafted, not just slap-dashed together.

So long sigh, I have to wait for a year for the next installment–but it will be well worth the wait!

To enter to win a copy of Broken Night, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Broken,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 22, 2014. U.S. residents only.

Check out more fantasy/horror book and TV reviews in our Fantasy and Fangs section.

Mary Anne Barker works at the Reedley Library. She loves books, TV and movies.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vorkosigrrl March 16, 2014 at 3:01pm

I just finished Night Broken (library copy, so please do enter me in the contest!). It’s wonderful! Patricia Briggs is a favorite of mine, and Mercy is one of the best heroines in the genre!


2 Liliana
Twitter: @LilyAtsoc75
March 17, 2014 at 10:50am

Sounds really good!! Would love to read it.


3 MickieT March 18, 2014 at 4:24pm

Patricia Briggs’s books are wonderful – I have no doubt this one will be, too. Hope I win!


4 April V.
Twitter: @dwndrgn
March 19, 2014 at 9:04am

One of my favorite series – top five in urban fantasy for sure. I’ve never liked the covers though because Mercy has never been one to be flashy and show off her assets to all, plus, her feminine ‘endowments’ seem to keep changing size…I suppose we should be grateful she isn’t wearing leather and high heels.

I actually did not pick up the first in the series because of the cover. It took a long time and many references for me to read it.


5 Synderryn
Twitter: @synderryn
March 19, 2014 at 9:22am

I love Mercy’s world, and would love to win a copy of the book!


6 Amber
Twitter: @always_am_92
March 19, 2014 at 9:56am

I have read the entire Mercy series and I had no idea that night broken was coming out… I need this book lol 🙂


7 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
March 31, 2014 at 4:01pm

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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