"For fans of Laurel K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff"
In the Tri-Cities of Washington State, Mercy Thompson works
in her garage on a vampire's car with her payment being no
monetary fee for protection money as normally demanded by
the bloodsuckers. Besides being a mechanic, Mercy has her
own supernatural skills as one of the few souls who is a
skinwalker, able to take the shape of a coyote. Her
harmonious day ends when fifteen years old Mac, a homeless
werewolf, asks for a job. She hires him.
Mercy introduces Mac to her neighbor Adam Hauptman, also a
werewolf who is the alpha leader of his pack. Mac also
meets several of the other top shapeshifters. Not long
afterward, Mercy finds Mac's corpse on her doorsteps. She
visits Adam, who is drugged and his daughter kidnapped. The
alpha of all the packs the Marrok's son Samuel, a mercenary
werewolf, a vampire, and Adam's pack accompany Mercy as
they search for the teen. However Adams is abducted next
with his friends realizing some might die in an attempt to
rescue him and his daughter.
Fans of Laurel K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff are absolutely
going to love MOON CALLED. The delightful heroine is not
exactly ruled by raging hormones or her animal instincts as
she makes human impetuous decisions to help those she cares
about even lf her actions place her in danger as often
happens. The story line is loaded with plenty of action,
but Mercy makes the plot hum as she enables the audience to
feel that Patricia Brigg's fine tale is plausible,
vampires, werewolves, and fae, oh my.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007
**2006 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST SHAPESHIFTER ROMANCE**
Moon Called is the beginning of the story of Mercedes Thompson a coyote shapeshifter who is also a pretty decent mechanic. Mercy's world looks a lot like ours except that the Otherworld is begining to be forced out of hiding by our modern technologies. Mercy shares her back fence with the local Alpha werewolf and works evenings on the vampire Stefan's VW bus. She's safe and content -- which doesn't make a very story, does it? So, of course, matters begin to change on the first page. In this book Mercy faces trolls and gremlins, old boyfriends and older vampires.