Patricia Briggs Mercy's World Reading Order & Timeline

Takes Place Before The Events of Moon Called

Before Moon Called [BMC]
For timeline purposes we consider the "year" of Mercy Thompson #1: Moon Called [January-December] as the ground zero/starting point and have noted where along the timeline these particular earlier short stories[SS], graphic novels[GN] and novels[N] fall in relation to that year.
Long BMC | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Silver" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
The events in this story happen a long, long time before Moon Called
[SS] An original short story in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
This covers how Bran and Samuel were first made into werewolves, and how Samuel first fell in love with the Ariana. Of course, as we learned in Silver Borne, things have to take a tragic turn.
10 Years BMC | [Graphic Novel in Mercy's World] | "Homecoming" 2009 ISBN: 0345509889
[GN/Comic Book] This is a prequel that takes place roughly ten years BMC.
This details how Mercy Thompson came to the Tri-Cities, and how she acquired her business. It's not necessary to understand the series but an enjoyable read in a different medium. It should be noted that there are some canon conflicts in order to make the story work in a visual medium. When inconsistencies occur the Mercy Thompson #1: Moon Called novel proper is considered canon.
2-10 Years BMC | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Gray" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
The events of the story take place 2-10 years BMC.
[SS] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
[2011 | ISBN: 0441020356] The original short story is in the Urban Fantasy anthology Home Improvement: Undead Edtion edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner
Gray is about a vampire who buys the home she once lived in, and finds that love, sometimes, endures beyond death.
2 Years BMC | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Fairy Gifts" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
The events of this story take place roughly 2 1/2 years BMC.
[SS] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
[2011 | ISBN: 0312385242] The original short story is in the Urban Fantasy anthology Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow.
In Fairy Gifts a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse.
1 Year BMC | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Seeing Eye" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
The events in this story take place about a year BMC.
[SS] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
[2009 | ISBN: 0312383363] The original short story is in the Strange Brew anthology of witch stories edited by P.N. Elrod.
Seeing Eye follows a blind witch who offers to help a werewolf free his brother from a powerful coven.

Year Zero [Ground Zero/Starting Point]

Year Zero || January-December
For timeline purposes we consider the "year" of Moon Called as the Ground Zero/Starting Point. Moving forward each subsequent year [January-December] will move up one increment. All [SS] [GN] & [N] are marked with the calendar month in chronological order indicating when the events took place in Mercy's World.
November | [Novel] Mercy #1: Moon Called [Starts] 2006 ISBN: 0441013813
[N] Mercy Thompson #1: Moon Called | Events start in November | Year Zero
Mercy gives a job to a homeless boy, who happens to be a werewolf. When he turns up murdered, she vows to figure out who did it. For timeline purposes, not reading order, the events of this book start in Year Zero and end in Year One.
November | [Novella] Shifting Shadows | "Alpha&Omega" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[Novella] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Alpha&Omega #0.5: "Alpha&Omega" | Events take place November | Year Zero
[2007 | ISBN: 0425216594] The original novella was originally printed in the On The Prowl collection.
[2008 | ISBN: 9781101413791] Reprinted as a standalone ebook.
Alpha and Omega, which is the beginning of the series. Anna was changed to a werewolf in a brutal attack, and abused by her pack for years. When she learns her alpha was involved in a murder, she summons up the courage to call the Marrok, the leader of all the North American werewolves. The events take place during the events of Moon Called.
November | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #1: Cry Wolf 2008 ISBN: 0441016154
[N] Alpha&Omega #1: Cry Wolf | Events take place November | Year Zero
This is the first full-length book in the series. Anna and Charles are sent into the Cabinet wilderness of western Montana to hunt down a rogue werewolf. Of course, things are actually much, much worse than that.
November | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #2: Hunting Ground 2009 ISBN: 044101738X
[N] Alpha&Omega #2: Hunting Ground | Events take place November | Year Zero
In the second book, the Marrok is going to make the werewolves publicly known. Anna and Charles fly to Seattle to handle the discussion. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks it's a good idea, and they're willing to murder anyone who disagrees.
December | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Star of David" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[SS] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Events take place December | Year Zero
[2008 | ISBN: 0441016332] Orginal story in the Wolfsbane and Mistletoe holiday themed anthology of were-creatures edited by Charlaine Harris.
Star of David features the Werewolf mercenary David Christensen who appears briefly in Moon Called this story happens the Christmas after most of the events there.

Year One

Year One || January-December
For timeline purposes we consider the "year" of Moon Called as the Ground Zero/Starting Point. Moving forward each subsequent year [January-December] will move up one increment. All [SS] [GN] & [N] are marked with the calendar month in chronological order indicating when their events took place in Mercy's World.
January | [Novel] Mercy #1: Moon Called [Ends] 2006 ISBN: 0441013813
[N] Mercy Thompson #1: Moon Called | Events end in January | Year One
For timeline purposes and not the reading order the events of Moon Called end in January of Year One.
July-August | [Novel] Mercy #2: Blood Bound 2007 ISBN: 0441014739
[N] Mercy Thompson #2: Blood Bound | July through August | Year One
Stephan is a vampire with a thing for Scooby-Doo, and Mercy owes him a favor. There's a new vampire in town, who can apparently alter the memories of those around him. Since Mercy is resistant to vampiric magic, she's brought along as an impartial observer. What could go wrong?
September | [Novel] Mercy #3: Iron Kissed 2008 ISBN: 0441015662
[N] Mercy Thompson #3: Iron Kissed | Events take place September | Year One
A series of murders on the fae reservation is being quietly investigated, and Mercy is asked to use her coyote-sharp nose to do a bit of sniffing around. Zee ends up framed for murder, and our coyote heroine shows she's willing to put her neck on the line to save him.
September | [Novel] Mercy #4: Bone Crossed 2009 ISBN: 0441016766
[N] Mercy Thompson #4: Bone Crossed | Events take place September | Year One
The vampire queen has figured out who killed one of her favorite vampires, and things get ugly. An old acquaintance shows up with ghost troubles, and Mercy follows her to Spokane. Of course, nothing is ever that simple in Mercy's world.
October | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Roses in Winter" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[SS] An orginal short story in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Events take place October | Year One
Roses in Winter is Kara's story. The young werewolf struggles to find her place in the Aspen Creek pack. Asil gives her a helping hand.
December | [Novel] Mercy #5: Silver Borne 2010 ISBN: 044101819X
[N] Mercy Thompson #5: Silver Borne | Events take place December | Year One
In Iron Kissed Mercy borrowed a little book about fae artifacts. When she tries to return it, she finds the shop closed, and discovers that there are some other folks who want it, and they don't mind killing a few people to get it.
December | [Outtake] Shifting Shadows | Silver Borne Deleted Scene 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[Outtake] An orginal deleted scene in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
This deleted scene takes place between the fourteenth and fifteenth chapters of Silver Borne and is from Ariana's perspective.

Year Two

Year Two || January-December
For timeline purposes we consider the "year" of Moon Called as the Ground Zero/Starting Point. Moving forward each subsequent year will move up one increment. All [SS] [GN] & [N] are marked with the calendar month in chronological order indicating when their events took place in Mercy's World
June | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "In Red, With Pearls" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[SS] Reprinted in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Events take place June | Year Two
[2014 | ISBN: 0441020747] Original story in the Urban Fantasy anthology Down These Strange Streets edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
Some people are just jerks, like Warren's neighbors. Then there's the nasty witches, who seem to be after his boyfriend, Kyle. Apparently they've never heard that antagonizing a werewolf has consequences.
June | [Novel] Mercy #6: River Marked 2011 ISBN: 0441019730
[N] Mercy Thompson #7: River Marked | Events take place June | Year Two
Mercy and Adam finally take a little personal time, a little getaway for two in a quiet campground on the Columbia river near their Tri-Cities home. Of course, where Mercy goes trouble is sure to follow. This time, Mercy will learn more about her Native American heritage, and what it means to be a "walker".
July-September | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #3: Fair Game 2012 ISBN: 0441020038
[N] Alpha&Omega #3: Fair Game | Events take place July through September | Year Two
A serial killer is at large near Boston; a killer that likes to target werewolves. Anna is sent to help law enforcement unravel the clues, and Charles accompanies her. Of course, nothing is easy, and dangers lurk in unexpected places. The end of this book brings big changes to the world.
November | [Novel] Mercy #7: Frost Burned 2013 ISBN: 0441020011
[N] Mercy Thompson #7: Frost Burned | Events take place November | Year Two
Mercy takes her new stepdaughter Jesse out shopping on Black Friday. They're involved in a fender-bender which should have been simply annoying, except that the whole pack has gone missing in their absence. With few allies outside the pack, and unknown enemies, Mercy's got her work cut out for her.

Year Three

Year Three || January-December
For timeline purposes we consider the "year" of Moon Called as the Ground Zero/Starting Point. Moving forward each subsequent year will move up one increment. All [SS] [GN] & [N] are marked with the calendar month in chronological order indicating when their events took place in Mercy's World
January | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Redemption" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[SS] An original short story in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Events take place January | Year Three
"We're werewolves, not swearwolves." Words to live by as Ben tries to win a bet. He's a work in progress.
February | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #4: Dead Heat 2015 ISBN: 0425256758
[N] Alpha&Omega #4: Dead Heat | Events take place February | Year Three
Charles decides to buy Anna a new horse for her birthday, and travels to Scottsdale to visit an old friend who happens to have a horse ranch. It's all fun and games until his friends family is targeted by some dark magic. It's high stakes and nonstop action for Charles and Anna.
March | [Graphic Novel] in Mercy's World | "Hopcross Jilly" 2015 ISBN: 9781606906682
[Graphic Novel/Comic Book] Events take place March | Year Three
When the pack stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, Mercy shapeshifts into a mystery of the legendary fae - a mystery that draws Mercy's stepdaughter Jesse into the fray.
March-April | [Novel] Mercy #8: Night Broken 2014 ISBN: 042525674X
[N] Mercy Thompson #8: Night Broken | Events take place between March and April | Year Three
Adam's ex-wife calls with a problem. She's acquired a stalker, she's scared, and she wants to come "home". In Mercy's world, nothing is ever simple. The stalker isn't human, and is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Just to keep things interesting, the fae have decided they would like Mercy's walking stick back, and have added an ominous "or else" to their request. Mercy gave the walking stick to Coyote — and she has no idea how to contact him.
April | [Outtake] Shifting Shadows | Night Broken Deleted Scene 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[Outtake] An orginal deleted scene in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology.
This takes place at the end of Night Broken and is from Adam's perspective.
May | [Short Story] Shifting Shadows | "Hollow" 2014 ISBN: 0425265005
[SS] An original short story in the Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows anthology. Events take place May | Year Three
A wealthy recluse is haunted by a terrible ghost, and asks Mercy for help. What could possibly go wrong?
Early June | [Novel] Mercy #9: Fire Touched 2016 ISBN: 0425256766
[N] Mercy Thompson #9: Fire Touched | Events take place early June | Year Three
A troll attacks a bridge, bringing Mercy and the pack to the defense of the Humans. After the battle, an enigmatic fae boy is found begging for asylum. The Fae want him back, badly, but Mercy offers the boy sanctuary, placing the whole town under pack protection. Rash moves have consequences, and Adam and the pack are soon cut off from outside help, while the situation in the Tri-Cities heats up. Soon, they're engaged in a rescue mission to Underhill herself while things outside escalate toward the flash point.
Late June | [Novel] Mercy #10: Silence Fallen 2017 ISBN: 0425281272
[N] Mercy Thompson #10: Silence Fallen | Events take place late June | Year Three
Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires.
July | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #5: Burn Bright 2018 ISBN: 0425281310
[N] Alpha&Omega #5: Burn Bright | Events take place July | Year Three
Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Lantham-Cornick face a threat like no other. One that lurks too close to home...
July | [Novel] Mercy #11: Storm Cursed 2019 ISBN: 0425281299
[N] Mercy Thompson #11: Storm Cursed | Events take place July | Year Three
Mercy and her pack have taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens in their territory but 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 they are pack, and they have given their word. They will die to keep it.
August | [Novel] Mercy #12: Smoke Bitten 2020 ISBN: 0440001552
[N] Mercy Thompson #12: Smoke Bitten | Events take place August | Year Three
Something has escaped from Underhill and it's on a killing spree in Columbia Basin pack territory. The problem is that it can look like anyone and once it bites you it controls you. Mercy will do anything to stop it and she has the pack at her back but will it be enough?
TBD | [Novel] Alpha&Omega #6: Wild Sign 2021 ISBN: 0440001587
[Novel] Alpha&Omega #6: Wild Sign | Events take place | TBD | Year Three
TBD


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