Moon Called

Moon Called

Book - 2006
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Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon...

Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she's turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

But Mercy's two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he's a newly changed werewolf--on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance.

But Mercy's act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family--the werewolves who abandoned her...

"In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best."-- Locus
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2006.
Edition: Ace mass-market edition
ISBN: 9780441013814
Characteristics: 288 pages : map ; 18 cm.


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Mercy Thompson is a mechanic trying to lead a normal life, even if her boss is a gremlin and her neighbor is a werewolf and she counts a vampire as a friend. This series opener feature a great protagonist, a mystery, and is a fan favorite of the urban fantasy genre.

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jyoung33 Mar 29, 2018

This is a series I can reread over and over again and have. Mercy Thompson is a strong, resilient female mechanic and a coyote walker to boot. Her world is filled with colorful characters from werewolves to vampires to fae and you never know what will happen next.

Mar 05, 2018

My favourite author and series by far. Mercy is a woman to be admired. fast paced plot

Jan 24, 2018

New author for me. Liked the plot and pace of writing. Looking forward to next book.

Jul 30, 2017

So close to a Sookie Stackhouse novel in terms of characters, history of unveiling, and rules/mythology of supernaturals, it is a wonder that this author hasn't been sued for plagiarism. That said, the individual characters are interesting, the main character is slightly new and has a wonderful voice, and, seriously, who can resist a sexy werewolf?

Mar 15, 2017

SO GLAD someone told me about this series. I'm in love.

Nov 13, 2016

I’ve been putting off this series for a while because I’m not a fan of urban fantasy and the cover art turned me off, but I’m glad I finally tried it. Mercy Thompson is a very likeable character; smart, compassionate, and fierce. There’s also a host of other intriguing characters that I’m interested in finding more about in subsequent books. Overall, a quick and thoroughly fun read!

cmlibrary_ecrites Feb 11, 2016

In Moon Called, we are introduced to a world that is familiar but definitely not our own. There are myriad supernatural creatures about, some that humans are aware of and some they are not. Our entrance into this world is through Mercy, a skin walker capable of transforming into a coyote with close ties to the werewolf community. The world of Mercy Thompson as created by Patricia Briggs and the characters that populate it are interesting and engaging. This is a very strong start to a strong series.

Sep 21, 2015

I'm not real picky when it come to the books I read, But when it come's down to it if the first book of a series can't get me going the chances that I'll pick up the next book is slim to none. Now with that said....I'm hooked and addicted to The Mercy Thompson novel's. They have everything I need in a good book and once I start to read one of the books death could not pry the book from hands tell I am done. This is a must read and gateway to the worlds of Patricia Briggs.

Jul 06, 2014

Learned about her through a short story collection. Interesting dark series, like the main character: Mercy the skinwalking Mechanic is a trip. Try this series... I have, and I'm going for round two!

Jan 17, 2014

A rare novel with a fantastic female lead. I found her smart, brave, and with just the right amount of kindness. Each character was described and had a background to them, enhancing the strength of the story. The catagorization of fantasy ceratures and the explaination of things currently going on in the world Patricia Briggs created was fundemental. I couldn't get over the strength of Mercy Thompson, and wanted to scream at some of the characters when I felt like they underaprecciated her. This novel has won my excitment and dedication to the rest of the series.

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Jan 22, 2010

Mercy becomes involved in the story when a teenager walks into her garage looking for work. She gives him one -- warily, because her senses tell he's a werewolf, and he's not from the local clan. But all too soon, men and werewolves come looking for him, the local Alpha has been attacked in his own home, and a dead body has been left as a warning on Mercy's front porch. The action just heats up from there, as the local seethe of vampires and at least one local witch take an interest. Fortunately, Mercy is quick on her feet and has a keen, analytical mind when it comes to sorting out conspiracy theories.

The heroine is very likeable. Tough, Smart and Funny .
I particularly like that this heroine is a self confident business owner, who accepts what she is. She recognizes her limitations of size and strength (against both men and wolves), and accepts that it's okay to leave the fight to others every once in a while.


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