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Title: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on September 28, 2015, 08:50:02 pm
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Anne Sowards ‏@AnneSowards 7 hours ago

Just finished reviewing Patricia Briggs's revisions to FIRE TOUCHED and it is AWESOME. I think you will love it . . . in March 2016.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: pondhawk on October 11, 2015, 12:45:10 pm
Woohoo!
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: midnight on December 20, 2015, 04:56:55 am
Re: Mercy Thompson #9

« Reply #90 on: Today at 03:51:42 am »

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25776210-fire-touched

For anybody who is interested, there are a few reviews about Fire touched on the Good Reads website. Just a warning though, about half way down the page there is a review that has spoilers in it that has been hidden. Don't click on it, if you don't want them.  :)

 :P Of course given that I am obsessed with Mercy and Adam, I had to look and now I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on that book.  :D


I'm sorry I didn't realise there was a Fire Touched topic already. I had originally put this in the other one, so I have copied and pasted it here as well, as I'm not sure which one it belongs in.



Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Zealith on January 02, 2016, 04:23:44 pm
I haven't seen anyone else post about this yet, so first snippet!  (http://www.hurog.com/books/snippet/FireTouched1.shtml)
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Etalen on January 02, 2016, 06:25:32 pm
How long does it typically take for it to go to audiobooks?
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Itsy-Cat on January 03, 2016, 08:52:18 am
Yey!  :D Snippet!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Etalen on January 06, 2016, 07:13:23 pm
I believe that is in the FAQ section.

I've looked and couldn't find it, although I have been known to search for my glasses only to find I was wearing them. I've found a reference to e-books, but not audiobooks.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Zealith on January 06, 2016, 07:35:20 pm
Amazon thinks the audiobook will be out the same day as the hardback. (March 8)
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Janilee on January 07, 2016, 09:20:02 am
Lovely.

I believe the fae in the snippet is not the major player in the book. It feels like an opening ploy. Also it being green I suspect it will not tolerate fire well.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Zealith on January 07, 2016, 03:17:40 pm
Lovely.

I believe the fae in the snippet is not the major player in the book. It feels like an opening ploy. Also it being green I suspect it will not tolerate fire well.

Very good point. I have to agree, it does seem more like an an opening than a later even. I would guess second or third chapter. Enough time to have gotten the boy mentioned previously, and for the fae to react.[/spoilers]
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Janilee on January 11, 2016, 07:36:14 pm
Well, the second snippet, http://www.hurog.com/books/snippet/FireTouched2.shtml , should settle down some of those who were so angry with Adam in Night Broken.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Patti L. on January 11, 2016, 08:20:11 pm
Well, wow.  That is opening the can of worms with a vengeance.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Janilee on January 12, 2016, 01:14:06 am
 >D When I set my mind to it.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Kristenann on January 12, 2016, 06:03:53 am
That snippet was a long time coming, I still don't get mercy though. I mean Mary jo an others still hate her, treat her badly and would through her under the bus in a second an be happy about it, no matter how hurt she gets or almost dies for them and yet mercy defends them? I don't like that mercy allows them to walk all over her, and that they have a right to it, yes there's witty comments now an then but still....
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: pondhawk on January 12, 2016, 07:46:00 am
It's because Mercy understands that their actions reflect who they are, and her own actions reflect who she is. She refuses to compromise on her morals and sink to their level. She continues to take the high road, and if they ever get a clue, they can climb up and walk it with her. Way better than Mercy grubbing in the gutter just for a petty payback. She is setting a sterling example as pack leader.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Kristenann on January 12, 2016, 10:23:29 am
I get that Mercy is setting a good example and taking the highroad like some set for their children when they could so easily do something petty. She's been taking the high road for awhile, she's put herself at risk and nearly died for some who hate her and wouldn't mind her being out of the picture, she has taken on ancient monsters, vamps, fae, and won and got out alive when so many others wouldn't have. Yet for those who still treat her badly and call her weak, and not good enough, as well as those who seem to blame her for everything like Mary Jo, none of these things have taught them to respect her, I'm not taking about being her best friend, but haven't even acknowledged the person she is or her loyalty, even when she saved them all from silver poisoning and rescued their alpha and his daughter, so what will it take for them? How much longer will she walk on egg shells. In fact Mary Jo would rather see her dead then with Adam, and Mercy even saw how she would rather see Adam dead then with her too, then there was the time certain pack members played in her head and put a child at risk, watched her house burn, but made up for it apparently and enough said.

Mercy may be okay or have gotten over their treatment and continued treatment, even after the whole thing and how she felt throughout Night Broken with Christy, but it's still hard to watch. I definitely wouldn't mind them being put in their place by her personally.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Patti L. on January 12, 2016, 01:29:04 pm
I'd kind of like to see that too, but first their eyes have to be opened, like Sylvia, Gabriel's mother did.  That was a start.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Shira on January 12, 2016, 04:20:06 pm
Now this is the Adam I love  :-LOVE

I have to admit I would have loved to see him tore Marie Jo's throat out with his teeth.

Now the one I do not really understand is Daryl. Why is Mercy a weakness to him when she saved his bacon. Also, he knew what Adam was about to announce...
He seemed to agree with Marie Jo  >:(
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: pondhawk on January 13, 2016, 10:20:49 am
Note the adverb "reluctantly" qualifying what Daryl said. He believes Mercy is a trouble magnet, and it's hard to disagree, even though she gets everyone out of the trouble once it arrives. And I don't think he was agreeing with Mary Jo otherwise. He was ready to escort her out, but it appears from that snippet that she has had a change of perspective after Adam's speech.

Mercy doesn't realize it, at least yet, but she and Adam are good cop-bad copping the malcontents very nicely.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Shira on January 13, 2016, 10:40:00 am
This is not the first time Daryl is being against Mercy, or at least not totally on her side, so I really wonder what he really thinks of her.
To me, Marie Jo is incapable of understanding any thing. She is really what I would call "Dumb" and easy to manipulate. I don't think she changed up her mind about mercy. She is just now aware that she would get in trouble if she keeps behaving the way she does. We know she is like this mostly because she loves Adam, but really this is too much. She deserve more than a threat  >D
I would love to see Adam putting his words into action and making a good example of her LOL
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Patti L. on January 13, 2016, 02:21:44 pm
What a waste that would be, after bringing her back to life with Baba Yaga!
Now, if she did something disrespectful in front of a different dominant wolf, or Mercy, they might say "That's it.  If Adam hears, you're dead.  Go to the Marrok. Now."  THAT might be interesting!
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: pjfrisch on January 14, 2016, 04:38:02 pm
All I can say after Snippet #2, is OMG!!!  I love how Adam has laid down the law in his pack.  I think it will give all the wolves (including Mary Jo) something to think about.  When George agrees that this his their territory, and they should protect and defend it, I think it gave all of the wolves something to think about.  March 8 is too far away!!!!
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Kristenann on January 17, 2016, 12:50:23 pm
I've read a few reviews, and they were definitely interesting along with a Mercy quote involving Bran and Adam. Mercy mentions Bran abandoning her again and this being twice now, kind of reminds me what I mentioned in Bran's character board not too long ago about his caring for Mercy and her views on it as opposed to what Samuel had said about Bran going to war with the fae if anything happened to her and damn be the consquences, and how he couldn't love Mercy more if she was his own daughter. Wasn't happy hearing about Christy's reappearance even if it is short, no more "awe that's our Christy" when she does or says something nasty if the least I'm hoping for. And the pack, but we got a little of that from the teaser that is posted. I'm a little nervous when it comes to this next book.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Janilee on January 27, 2016, 05:56:10 pm
 LOL Nudge!
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: firefly on February 18, 2016, 12:00:52 pm
I'm immensely excited for this! Is anyone else holding off on reading the snippets as they're released? I think it would make the waiting all the more painful for me, haha.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Patti L. on February 18, 2016, 07:02:21 pm
Many people avoid the snippets.
Title: Re: Speculation & spoilers, FIRE TOUCHED
Post by: Jake on February 18, 2016, 10:50:28 pm
I usually avoid spoilers. But sometimes I can't help it. But if you want to here what I'm worried about, read this http://www.hurog.com/forum/index.php?topic=7971.msg681577#msg681577.
Title: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 08, 2016, 07:08:05 pm
I power read it after work today. So good.

I loved Mercy and Adam's relationship. I adored seeing Tomas Hao and the Finnegan again. Also, girl talk time! Underhill and strange and fascinating. [/spoilers]

I'd give it a five star review. :P
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: mellinatre on March 10, 2016, 07:12:25 am
It's so good to wake up and know that it is finally the day for a new adventure with Mercy!!! the only downside is that you have to actually wait till you can read it  >:(

I have loved every pages of FT...and I liked a lot how with started making me laugh out loud and ended with me laughing even harder!

The "multilevel marketing" and the "nudge" parts are what I needed after the near death of Mercy in NB!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah finally...Finally.... FINALLY the pack was put in order by Adam, and he couldn't have done a better job about it....can't wait to see Christy reaction when he discover that she can't talk bad about Mercy with anyone within the pack   >D

Aiden was a great new entry so now I want him to be adopted by Mercy and Adam..if not I take him home with me!!!!

The story is strong and actually a lot more unpredictable than the start lead me to think, and I think this show well and to everyone that read her books, how and why Patricia Briggs is so good...she is seriosly still able (after all this time and all this books) to take the readers by surprise with fast turns in the plot that are actually genial...I am thinking about things like: Bran's way to deal with the politics here, but also the walking stick, or understand who were their fea friends or foes (I admit that I was totally fooled by one of them), and also Baba Yaga character LOL

I liked also how light and funny some parts are in this book...I have loved the heaviness and doomed vibes of NB but this time Patricia Briggs have choose to wright something less sad and she have done a great job at find an equilibrium about sadness and joy, fightings and playfullness...and everything goes so smoothly for me that I wasn't able to find a single page superluous.

I have truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and with another masterpeace Mrs Briggs have put me back again in the condition to wait hungrily for the next book, that I will buy again as soon as it come out....not many authors have this pull with me nowdays ^___^
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: cwenwyn on March 10, 2016, 10:31:39 am
I felt like a beloved character died when the Walking Stick That Wasn't Just A Walking Stick was destroyed. I loved it too much to lose it and I had better see it turn up again in the next book.... like some sort of ancient tree grows instead of lavender..... I refuse to believe it is gone.  :(
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: mellinatre on March 10, 2016, 12:06:13 pm
 :( :( :-' I feel you cwenwyn

It was so crazy that part, finally we see the walking stick become actually sentient 100% and we saw it make a decision about an actual situations finally thanks to its connection with Mercy and a second later it is dead... an heroic death for sure but it was so sad

Like you I hope to see it coming back, it is a magical thing so maybe it can absorb some magic in the earth and become something else or restor itself or find its way back some other way ....never say never... but I was heartbroke and for now I am mourning its death
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2016, 01:32:03 pm
I'm sad to see it go, in some ways, but as one of the reviews I read said, "It was getting deux ex walkingstick, lately."

That being put paid is a good idea.  I mean, consider how many of the past 6 books, since it 'joined the cast' it has been the deciding factor in.  Really. 

 If that kept up, the series title would need to be changed, and there's already a "Walker Papers" UF series, whose main character's REAL name is Walkingstick.

Now, seeing - what would you call it, River Devil's Bane? - be the germination ground for a useful supernatural plant would be cool.  Personally, I think they should grow St. John's Wort over it; bearing in mind how the "Good Vibrations" acted as a ward/shield for Mercy against the troll.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 10, 2016, 04:13:43 pm
I like that idea too Patti.

I was sad to see the walkingstick die, and sadder still because it made the decision to die instead of Mercy.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2016, 07:59:03 pm
I like that idea too Patti.

I was sad to see the walkingstick die, and sadder still because it made the decision to die instead of Mercy.

You'd rather Mercy had died? ???
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 10, 2016, 08:14:33 pm
No, but a willing sacrifice always makes me sadder than an accidental one for some reason.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2016, 08:22:19 pm
Hmm.... I'm going to PM you a question on that!
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: BillG on March 11, 2016, 03:09:51 am
Ooooh, yeah. I loved it. I'll pull a single incident, from a huge list, to cite. When one of the Gray Lords asked Zee why he was not one of them, after he faced the group down, and he answered "No one asked me."
ROFLMAO
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 11, 2016, 07:08:34 am
If you don't ask, you mostly won't get.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: midnight on March 11, 2016, 11:11:14 am
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!  :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE  The Adam I love is back and I adored the interaction with the pack. I'm fascinated with the members of this pack. I can't wait to find out more about Sherwood. He's quite handy with an axe and Zee is certain he has seen him fight somewhere before. I agree with Zee, Bran probably knows who Sherwood really is but is keeping quiet about it, presumably to see where it goes with him.

And Mercy,  :-* out of all the female characters I read about within various different books/series, she is hands down my absolute favourite character.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on March 11, 2016, 01:51:34 pm
Loved it. Thought the ending was excellent. Could see many ways for it to go forward in the future. Rather glad to see Mercy didn't get herself too damaged in this adventure. Though climbing the crane could have been a nasty way to go. Liked meeting new pack members. Wonder if we will ever get to know more about Zac?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 11, 2016, 03:25:56 pm
I really enjoyed that line too, Bill.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: YuleRule on March 11, 2016, 04:33:32 pm
So I really liked this, but for some reason it seemed really short? Maybe I've been reading too many long novels. So I noticed that Mercy doesn't transform into her coyote form at all this book. Is this the first time she doesn't transform at all in a novel?
So we always knew that Zee was a pretty strong fae, nice to see confirmation that he's basically on Gray Lord level. I hope to see more of Margaret (and Hao). So I guess Mercy has problems with being abandoned. Her mother giving her sort of away for adoption, foster parent committing suicide, (when was the first time Bran abandoned her?) So due to her abandonment issues it's interesting to see that she called herself Coyote's daughter, then claiming Coyote isn't her father, Joe Old Coyote is and he died, not abandoned her.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 11, 2016, 04:44:08 pm
I think it is YR. Well done for catching that. I certainly didn't notice.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on March 11, 2016, 04:51:51 pm
Yule Rule, I took it to be a recognised need for dramatic effect.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: BillG on March 12, 2016, 03:04:11 am
I think the first time Bran 'abandoned her' was when he interfered with Samuel marrying her because Sam was so desperate for a child.
And Mercy has been ambivalent about her father being Coyote or Joe Old Coyote ever since she learned that Joe was an avatar of Coyote.

Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: BillG on March 12, 2016, 03:10:30 am
And to toss in a question on another character's return and possible continuing involvement, how 'bout that Baba Yaga?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Asgen on March 12, 2016, 03:47:37 pm
I'd be interested to see what consequences occur because Widow Queen broke her word and the walking stick sacrificed itself. We've seen what happens when something similar goes down in Hunting Ground. Plus, with both Baba Yaga and Coyote involved, who knows what rules will be broken or reshaped.

I anticipate that we'll see it come back, but different somehow.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on March 12, 2016, 04:19:49 pm
Maybe, I don't know enough Russian literature. I had not pictured Baba Yaga as a trickster. ??? Her way of helping does sound like a tricksters. :D
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 12, 2016, 06:14:44 pm
Why, oh, why didn't Mercy give Izzy's mom Christie's name and phone number?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on March 12, 2016, 07:25:56 pm
 LOL
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 12, 2016, 07:44:18 pm
She needs to do that before Christie moves back to Oregon.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Asgen on March 12, 2016, 07:52:48 pm
I'm not sure if it were me that I would give Izzy's mom Christy's number. It would just give her an excuse to be even more annoying.

In honor of Aiden, we're watching Firestarter tonight.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 12, 2016, 08:11:38 pm
I'm going over to the "strange things that pop into your mind" thread for "who would YOU sic an Intrasity  marketer onto speculations.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: zuzanna on March 13, 2016, 06:40:00 pm
Most awesome cover of our girl ever. But, say it isn't so: my favorite supporting character dies heroically, stabbing a nasty fae who is about to kill Mercy. The mercyverse won't be the same without him, and I hope Ms. Briggs will resurrect him, perhaps with the help of Coyote and Baba Yaga, who are both proficient at bringing back the dead. His loyalty to Mercy deserves better.
Baba Yaga is a delight in this book, full of great zingers, and I hope, now that she has left Russia for the Tri-cities and a career in internet marketing, that she sticks around.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Moonbeam on March 13, 2016, 10:22:10 pm
So I noticed that Mercy doesn't transform into her coyote form at all this book. Is this the first time she doesn't transform at all in a novel?
Yeah, I noticed that right away. I think it may be the first book when she does not change at all.

Aside from that, I enjoyed the book and thought it was well done. Good job on it!
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: pondhawk on March 14, 2016, 07:09:56 am
Now I have to go back and reread Margaret's story.

I love seeing the continued negotiations between Mercy and Adam on protection vs. independence.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: MelissaDale on March 15, 2016, 10:15:06 pm
I just finished the book and loved it!  I did feel like there were a lot of smaller intense conflicts going on that are probably meant to spawn other plots for books.  Everyone is already fixating on the walking stick coming back some how, but I think there is going to be some fallout in a later book from the pastor of Mercy's church.  I think it's time she finds a new church...Also, I think baby fever is going to strike soon.  If Mercy and Adam have discussed it as was hinted at near the end of the book, its about time they have a little coywolf pup. Or maybe a litter...Can you imagine Mercy and Adam being tormented by 3 or 4 little trickster coywolves???

I can see Sherwood coming back as a more prominent character with a story that is more Bran focused too. 
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on March 15, 2016, 10:23:29 pm
Yes, I'm with you.  Enough with the walking stick, and the pastor is going to be a problem, although the guy he was counseling may be an ally.  I don't think the baby issue is going to be immediate, not with the sanctuary thing and potential challenges now that they're a 'rogue' pack.
In fact, with regard to that last, it's a good thing Cantrip doesn't know about Bran & the structure of the North American packs, they'd possibly have another try at co-opting Our pack.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: mellinatre on March 16, 2016, 04:15:03 am
I think that the baby factor is still a long way coming...it seems not the right moment neither politically nor I think they have the right degree of security to try to have a baby but I also think that when the time will come it will be more by accident like some kind of magic boom that make sure Marcy become pregnant and keep out of their hands the final decision about the right time to try!

I want more info about Zack and Sherwood and I think that a future book have a big probability to be about a foe of one of this two characters pasts....Zack seem to have had a tormentor or something like that ages ago, Sherwood surely also have had big problems to become a slave of withces like that for God only know how long....so for me this two nebulose pasts can be the right fundation for a book story...like put that and the sure challanges of Adam authority from other alphas (one that can maybe have been the termentor of Zack or traitor for Sherwood)


about the walkingstick sorry but it was really loved, and I am not sure about other books etc but for me it was the very 1st time that I as a reader become so attacched to a "thing" in any kind of series and I have found it so interesting and innovative...usually things don't move me when they are broken...it have become little by little one of the real character that made me smile every time it almost strike Adam...it were little things that have made it important and so vivid for me

the pastor should only be greatful but probably a big anti sups campaign will be his way to deal  >:(

what about Lucia and Joel? I was so happy to see them live with Mercy and Adam...and the dog also poor thing already so loyal....not sure how things are with Medea but I love the addittion of this 3 new members....I hope they will stay at the house for a while

and last but absolutely not least Honey is doing pretty fine and I can't wait to see a face to face between Adam's pack and some traditional ones...you know about how it's pack is so full of strange and not "proper" wolf members...it will be a lot of fun to see how some prim and proper alphas will be shocked to see Adam's pack or to finally see Mercy attend one of their conclave as an alpha mate

I finally get why Patricia Briggs have not a end game with Mecy's adventures...I am not an author and can think on the top of my head at at least another 10 books based only on what she have wrote till now  ^____^

so happy about that and sorry for repeat that but for me find a 9th book on a serie still so good and well done is amazing....I want to read what come next and I am waiting impatiently already for book n° 10
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: YuleRule on March 24, 2016, 03:11:26 pm
So on the topic of the walking stick, I was randomly rereading the end of Night Broken and:
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I held out the walking stick. “Here. Coyote said he taught it a few things.”

Beauclaire looked at me. “I don’t know Coyote,” he said. “Maybe I will have to remedy that.”

Adam’s lips curled up in satisfaction. “I would pay money,” he said.

Beauclaire, who still hadn’t reached for the walking stick, narrowed his eyes at my mate.

“Oh?”

“You never get quite what you expect from Coyote,” I told him. “He was amazingly helpful this time, so I expect that something horrible will happen to us in the near future.” I wished I hadn’t said that as soon as the words left my mouth. I already knew that something horrible was coming. I wiggled the walking stick. “Would you take this already?”

“Of your free will,” he said.

I rolled my eyes as I repeated the phrase. “Of my own free will, I give you this walking stick”—and I kept going, though that was the end of the usual phrase I’d spoken every time I’d tried to give the walking stick back to a fae—“fashioned by Lugh, woken by the oakman, and changed by blood, changed by death, changed by spirit. Change comes to all things until the greatest change, which is death. This I entrust to your care.”

I tried to pretend that I’d intended to say all that from the very beginning, tried to ignore the way the walking stick was warmer than it should be in my hands and felt almost eager, as if it wanted to go to Lugh’s son. Adam knew I was acting, I could tell because the pressure of his hand on my back changed. Other than a sharp look, Beauclaire didn’t seem to have heard anything he wasn’t expecting.

"Change comes to all things until the greatest change, which is death." Foreshadowing, anyone?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on March 24, 2016, 05:30:03 pm
Hmm.... I'd agree, except Patty Briggs usually says she writes by the seat of her pants rather than by planning. :)

Maybe it was an unconscious  foreshadowing? ???
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: pondhawk on March 25, 2016, 06:46:09 am
Usually doesn't mean always. If she knew early on that she wanted to get rid of the walking stick at some point, and decided it needed to be in this book, she might have done that consciously. I know other authors who are pantsers, and they sometimes have an idea when they start the book what needs to happen, just not how they're going to get there.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on March 25, 2016, 01:56:38 pm
Quite true. :)
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: BillG on March 29, 2016, 02:03:35 am
Hmm, I just keep remembering that a trip over Reichenbach Falls is not always an ending.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: pondhawk on March 29, 2016, 07:31:25 am
Heh. Got that right. Although I devoutly trust no one will harass Patty until she brings it back.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: YuleRule on April 02, 2016, 10:19:37 am
So I just finished rereading the whole series. I feel I missed some of the implication's of Adam's secondary deal with the fae - that Aiden has safe passage:

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“Underhill,” Adam said, “has requested that Aiden visit her now and then. She misses him. For him to do that, you have to guarantee him safe passage from my territory, through yours, and through a door to Underhill.”
I watched the understanding spread across both Gray Lords’ faces, but it was Goreu who said, “A very interesting bargain you propose. We shall have to discuss it.”

What do the various parties gain by that deal?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on April 02, 2016, 10:30:52 am
The fae get more than 5 minutes at a time of sleep, as I recall, and potentially a pipeline to Underhill for better relationship.

Adam/the werewolves also get some kind of link to Underhill, as well as doing what's right for Aiden.  Further, the more they interact in a peaceful manner, the more likely it is that it will continue and slop over onto the relationship between baseline humanity and the fae, and the weres.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on April 02, 2016, 03:47:51 pm
Both sides also got to end what had been a sort of stand off.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: pondhawk on April 03, 2016, 05:01:26 am
Agreed on all counts.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: YuleRule on April 11, 2016, 06:02:19 pm
So... anybody found it odd that we saw Ben swearing on screen? All previous books either had self-censoring (Adam) or Mercy commenting that Ben's sentences were "edited."
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on April 12, 2016, 04:16:37 am
His short story has him swearing in full mode at the end. :)
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Kristenann on May 01, 2016, 10:22:31 am
I enjoyed Fire Touched, I'm really glad Adam finally stood up to his pack where Mercy was concerned and she didn't give him too much grief over something that really needed to be done for awhile now. Could of gone without Christy's short appearance kinda wish she was put in her place more instead of just going to the Bahamas for safety, still feels like the other shoe hasn't dropped where she is concerned otherwise why just the vacation and her not moving and leaving the entirely? Like there is some more trouble and grief to be had from her character, and that she didn't the message from the last book with Mercy and Adam's solid relationship if she thought she could just move back in and take over the house again. Christy seems to know a decent amount about wolves, Mercy, fae, vamps that seems dangerous to speak freely and openly with someone like her, it could very well come back to bite them all.

I like that Thomas was in the book and that we got to see more of a role from Zee and Tad. I really wonder how Zee knows the new wolf. As for what happened to the walking stick, well I hope it comes back one way or another. I don't think it got enough credit towards the end with all the times it saved Mercy's life and helped her, it was sort of like what is she going to do now? Now that she can't depend on it to show up an save the day in a way.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on May 02, 2016, 05:00:09 am
Did anybody else find it odd that Babba Yagga knew to use the word "nudge" at the end of the book?

We know she can go unnoticed as she did in Fire Touched. But Mercy seems to see through that.

I was wondering if she has some sort of magical bugs planted on her pyramid scheme salespersons.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on May 02, 2016, 06:01:07 am
What, you don't think Izzy's mom didn't tell people?  A LOT of people?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on May 02, 2016, 11:10:16 am
Perhaps, but not in the short time frame of the story.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on May 02, 2016, 12:22:06 pm
What are the chances that there's a facebook group for the company, where it might have gone up, and Baba Yaga could have seen it there, since she's living in the area, though?  I'd think they're pretty high.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on May 02, 2016, 01:52:18 pm
Perhaps. That is modern technology for the Fae though.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: mellinatre on May 03, 2016, 01:48:14 am
With all the magic that she have probably pick up things like that is nothing for her...like listen to two people talk right next to you...

Am I the only one that would like to see Izzy's mom again? I find that scene really something else  LOL LOL LOL

and I definetly hope to see more Baba Yaga action soon...I would like to see her as a more prominent character in the future because she is so damn funny and it's already pretty clear that she is on Mercy's side so she can help a lot and maybe become also kinda of a friend in her own ways
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: BillG on May 03, 2016, 01:58:53 am
I've just re-read, and saw at the end that Mercy was happy she hadn't told Elizaveta that there was this woman, Tracy LaBella, calling herself a witch. I found myself chuckling over speculation on what would have happened if she had made that call, and Elizaveta went off to confront her.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Janilee on May 03, 2016, 06:11:12 am
Being Russian Elizaveta might have recognised Tracy LaBella as Babba Yagga. If she didn't, she probably would have quite soon.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: JoshsAngel on August 26, 2016, 01:16:41 pm
So, am I the only one who is beyond pissed at Bran throwing the entire Columbia Basin Pack under the bus by cutting them off and declaring them rogues which means they're anyone's game? Any pack that thinks they can take them on is free to do so, which means that their weakest members, such as Mercy, Sherwood (since he does have the amputation) and Zack would be targeted first. What better way to bring down the Alpha than to kill his mate? For someone who has claimed to consider Mercy 'precious' to him, Bran sure has a funny way of showing it.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on August 26, 2016, 07:18:25 pm
Sorry, JoshsAngel, It's a "one, or many?" issue. Bran has ALL the werewolves on both the North AND South American continents to watch over.  30-40 wolves against thousands?  As any troop commander, that's 'acceptable losses'.
Besides, he's doing what he can covertly to help, or did you miss his expending a very big favor to add Baba Yagga to the mix?
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on August 26, 2016, 08:14:06 pm
I thought it was only the North American werewolves? I believe Mercy only mentioned the US, Mexico and Canada.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Patti L. on August 26, 2016, 10:36:41 pm
Go back to "Hunting Ground", someone asks if there are any, or something to that effect.  There's a dismissive "they don't count", and if I recall correctly, a statement that they take their lead from Bran, whether they're part of the uber-pack or not.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: pondhawk on August 27, 2016, 08:52:13 am
South America or not, the point stands. Bran is responsible for all the wolves he controls, not just for his favorite packs. He has to look at the big picture, not just the little slice of it we get to see.

Furthermore, Bran is not infallible. He has been known to make mistakes. This particular issue may be in the nature of a gamble for him. He would only do it if he thought it was his best bet. I'm pretty sure we can trust our author, if not Bran, that Mercy and most of her pack will survive and thrive. Can't have plot without conflict.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Melanie on June 13, 2019, 08:00:15 am
I would like to know the conversations of Beauclaire with Zee, Tad and Aiden in fae prison.

Poor Tad! OK, also poor Zee, but I doubt that Zee has nightmares, he is used to violence.

How does Tad cope with the aftermath?
Mercy did a therapy with a counselor after IK, but that's not possible for Tad.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on June 13, 2019, 12:40:50 pm
There might be counselors for the supernatural, especially now that more of them are in the open.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Melanie on June 18, 2019, 09:24:30 am
On Facebook, someone suggests the Austrian, now Italian Omega Ric (Heinrich) Postinger.
He studied psychology and is familiar with the supernatural world.
Maybe it was even he who helped Mercy through Skype.
Title: Re: [Mercy 9] Fire Touched [The Book Spoiler Thread]
Post by: Zealith on June 18, 2019, 06:57:01 pm
Good point! I like that idea.