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.