B is for Briggs, Patricia

Patricia Briggs, Author

Day 2 in A to Z challenge

Patricia Briggs is an American author best known for her urban fantasy series about a car mechanic, Mercy Thompson, who shifts into a coyote in her off time and various other characters, and spin-offs, situated in the very intricate, and fascinating, world she creates. Before, she wrote a set of more traditional fantasy novels centered around a shape-shifting mercenary, Aralorn, a Raven mage and a set of books related to a mage with dragon blood, Ward of Hurog.

All of these series have a strange appeal based on the depth and humour of the characters - but the Mercy Thompson series is, for a reason, one of the most popular urban fantasy series out there. It is a tale somewhere between an unlikely Cinderella story and a supernatural thriller with touches of the Lord of the Rings and a benevolent version of the Godfather. At every turn of the page it will leave you smiling and short of breath in anticipation what might happen next. What is so enchanting about the series is the deep loyalty, intelligence, stubbornness and whimsy displayed by not only the main character, Mercy Thompson, but by the richness of the other characters.

These books have a potential to snag the attention, and hold it, of a wide range of readers from young adult to mature readers and though most would argue that its main readership would be female I know enough men who wait with gleeful anticipation for every new book coming out. 

Reviewed by: 
Christine Blackthorn 



Natalie Zaman said...

These look cool! ♥ gear-head girls :)

Anonymous said...

ooo never heard of her. I love paranormal urban fantasy and humour is a necessity thank you

DragonLady said...

Great choice, Patricia Briggs is one of my favs.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !

I've heard of this series before. It's at the top of my want to / plan to read list.

Inge H. Borg said...

So interesting to see other (with-it) genres. And I must remember the car mechanic; even my sturdy old Volvo coughs sometimes...

Dawn Embers said...

Thanks all for the comments. I haven't read any of the authors books but it's on the to-read stack, somewhere. I may need a whole library cause the stack isn't big enough.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh yes! Such a great series. Adam and Mercy are two of my favorite characters :) I was able to see Briggs at a reading a year or so ago and she was incredible. She's just like her books you can get so caught up in what she's saying. Such a great storyteller.

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