Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Penguin Random House Audio
Released on May 7, 2019
Better bring your A-game and prepare your grave if you strut into the Tri-Cities set on taking over that territory! Okay, it’s not that simple and good people can die stopping evil, but Mercy and her friends have weathered a lot and yet trouble still keeps coming.
Storm Cursed is the eleventh book in the Mercy Thompson series of closely connected books.
As this just released last year and I completed a review at the time, I decided not to write a full new review- rather, let’s just treat what I have to say as an addendum to that review.
First of all, I was keen to participate in Anne @ Books of My Heart’s series readalong because when I did read this one for the first time last year, I had a struggle placing a couple of characters and one was key to the whole story- Sherwood Post, the werewolf. The re-read refreshed my memory so I hit this book knowing exactly how Sherwood came to be part of the pack and who Aidan and Lucia were without being distracted for half the book wondering.
Secondly, I saw the foreshadowing that I didn’t notice at all the first time through the earlier books that led to some of the events in Storm Cursed. Frost’s story, the human/fae troubles, Paul, Elizaveta… so much made more sense to me with this re-read/listen.
I think what really struck me, though, was how all the previous events led up to Mercy having the skills and experience to tackle the troubles she did in this book. She was up against a lot, but she is as wise as ever when she keeps her husband and others up to the minute with her open communication and also knows when she has to call in help- that she doesn’t have what it takes to go up against a big bad. I was also struck by her strong moral compass when a past ally and friend goes bad. She didn’t judge, but she didn’t let it slide, either.
All in all, it has been great relistening to this series and getting a better grasp on it. Now, I have the most recent release left and I am super excited since I made the decision to hold off on reading/listening so I could get it as a first-time read at the end of this readalong.
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About the Book
n this powerful entry in the number-one New York Times best-selling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves….
My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
And a coyote shape-shifter.
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn’t stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who live in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and interact with the fae.
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming, and her name is Death.
But we are pack, and we have given our word.
We will die to keep it.
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