Fire Touched – Book Review

Mercy Thompson #9

4 out of 5 stars

I waited almost an entire year for this to go paperback. Mostly, because I own the entire series in paperback and I wanted to continue that trend. I don’t think I can patiently wait for that to happen again when Silence Fallen comes out in March. Not that there was a cliffhanger ending, but the story is so amazing and building up to something grand, that I don’t know how I was that patient this last year to wait and wait and wait.

In this installment, we follow the escape of a human boy who has been stuck in Underhill for centuries. He has powers that no human boy should have and the Gray Lords would love to take him apart to see how he ticks. Underhill herself wants him back and encourages the fae to bring him back at any cost. Naturally, being the soft hearted little rebel that she is, Mercy pledges that the pack will protect him for 24 hours. This declaration however, puts the pack on the verge of war with the fae.

Can the werewolves take on the fae? Or will they reach a compromise and avoid war? Is the life of one fire touched boy worth the lives of those she loves?

Does Mercy Thompson Hauptman let anyone push her around?

As exciting as that all sounds, this seemed more of a lazy adventure that is building to something big. Not that that is a bad thing. There was no grand battle scene like there is usually in each book but it was just as important. This seemed to be the strategic planning edition, and it was well thought out and still entertaining. I’m still left fiendish for the next book.

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