"another fantastic Breed"
Warning: Spoil Alert Possible for Series Only.
As you know I adore series books. Mercury's War is
part of the fantastic Breeds by Lora Leigh. While there are
no spoilers for this book in my review, there might be
spoilers for the series. If you have not read this series,
this is an ongoing story line building on the previous
books. Therefore, let the reader beware.
Mercury Warrant was one of the best Breeds ever created,
until they destroyed his beast. A victim of feral
displacement, Mercury believes his animal is dead inside
him thanks to the drugs they gave him. As dead as the mate
he believes was destined to be his, that is until he meets
Ria Rodriguez; she changes everything, the animal and the
man. Ria has secrets of her own that she must keep in order
to survive and do the job she is desperate to complete for
the pride of the first Leo. She never anticipates what she
will encounter. Mercury or mating, especially since he
mated once and she died, or at least that's what she
believes. However, the Breed believed dead is not long to
stay in the shadows.
There's danger for the Breeds from the Supremacists, the
remaining Council members and the traitors that they know
exist. Question is... Will they manage to get into
Can these traitors ruin everything that the Pride Leader
has built? Can a mating truly be possible when another
mating was meant to be? There are so many hardships to be
faced and so many twists, that it seems so unlikely to Ria
that happiness is ever to be hers or the Breeds. Mercury
has to make her believe that isn't true, but first he has
to believe it for himself as well, can he even do that?
Paramount, they have to survive all the plotting terrors
that are coming for them first.
Let me just say, I'm addicted to series. Big surprise, I
know. I have several I wait very impatiently for, and this
is one of them. Mercury's War will not disappoint
you. I also really appreciate the work that has gone into
fixing the time line issues from when the series moved
publishers. Ms. Leigh has done a wonderful job of
continuing the story of her Breeds, their life, loves and
the dangers they face are becoming a very full and
compelling story. This is a series that is just getting
better and better, bravo to Lora Leigh and thank you for
yet again producing another fantastic Breed. I highly
recommend the next in the line, being Christmas Heat
in The Magical Christmas Cat. Also, be watching for my
review to come for the latest story in the series, Coyote's
Mate. I can't wait to get that one read next! The only
downside, I'll have to wait for the next book then!
Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath
Posted February 20, 2009
A Novel of the Feline Breeds
** A PNR Review REcommended Read**
Nothing matches Lora Leigh’s latest entry in the series about genetically altered Breeds with feline DNA—and the humans who awaken their desire.
Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary’s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it’s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she’s about to encounter—or the passion she’s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.
The Breeds were originally written out of order chronologically, so that and a change in publishers is why there are chronological discrepancies in Jacob’s Faith and Aiden’s Charity.
Breed chronology(per author's website):
- Tempting the Beast (Lion Breed)
- The Man Within (Panther Breed)
- Elizabeth’s Wolf (Wolf Breed)
- Kiss of Heat (Snow Leopard Breed)
- Soul Deep (Coyote Breed)
- The Breed Next Door (in Hot Spell anthology - Lion Breed)
- Megan’s Mark (Lion Breed)
- Harmony’s Way (Lion Breed)
- Tanner’s Scheme (Bengal Breed)
- Wolfe’s Hope (Wolf Breed)
- Jacob’s Faith (Wolf Breed - both of them)
- Aiden’s Charity (Wolf Breed)
- In a Wolf’s Embrace (in Beyond the Dark anthology - Wolf Breed)
- Dawn’s Awakening (Cougar Breed)
- A Jaguar’s Kiss (in Shifter anthology - Black Jaguar Breed)
- Mercury’s War (Lion Breed)
- Christmas Heat (The Magical Christmas Cat anthology, available 10/7/08 - Jaguar Breed)