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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 06:23:32 pm »
I think it will centre around the fae. This guess is based on all the Larry time in the last book, and a clear pattern in focal points over the last 11 books. So maybe Aidan and Tad have to pull out the big guns.

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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 06:55:25 pm »
Might have something to do with the repercussions of the fae/human treaty.

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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 02:02:53 am »
After reading 'Storm Cursed', I'm thinking witches again. There are more Hardesty witches out there with hard feelings towards the pack, and a vacuum in the Tri-Cities area for witch power. At least as far as the witches know, since Wulfe has long since concealed his presence. Perhaps a variety of figurative smokescreens cover the next witchy (Witchic? Witchial?) incursion.
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 07:54:39 am »
I started to think of grey and smoke. Perhaps a grey witch trying to settle in the area?
 

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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2019, 12:27:43 am »
So far Patty never wrote two successive Mercy books with the same main topic.
I doubt, that she starts now.

Bran warned Adam in FT that they might be challenged by an alpha.

With Adam and part of the pack occupied with protecting the convergence between human and fae, it seems like a good opportunity.
If the alpha is smoke colored, that would explain the title.


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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2019, 01:38:32 am »
Or simply known as 'Smoke'. Nice point about 'no connecting themes'.
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2019, 05:39:51 am »
I think there was an "Ask Patty" question/thread where she did answer that she tries to change focus among the super/preternatural groups as main antagonists.
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 01:57:26 pm »
I’m thinking about smoke screens and speculating fae or werewolves this time. We just had witches, and vampires before that.

Perhaps Goblins would be an interesting antagonist. I know they seem to be on good terms with Larry, but there was that goblin in the beginning of Storm Cursed who was definitely not a friendly, and goblins are definitely capable of deception...

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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2019, 02:01:25 pm »
Possibility.
 

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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2019, 02:03:11 am »
I’m thinking about smoke screens and speculating fae or werewolves this time. We just had witches, and vampires before that.

Perhaps Goblins would be an interesting antagonist. I know they seem to be on good terms with Larry, but there was that goblin in the beginning of Storm Cursed who was definitely not a friendly, and goblins are definitely capable of deception...

Given that Larry The Goblin King felt he needed Mercy's trust strongly enough to reveal a great secret, it could well be that some rude goblins are in her future.
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2019, 02:28:01 am »
theonceandfuturepodcast.com
O&F Podcast, Ep. 196: Patricia Briggs
In this Podcast Patty reveals that in Smoke Bitten there will be two main threads:
1. A wild werewolf pack moving into the Tri-Cities area and trying to take Adam's territory from him.
2. There will be something that has escaped from Underhill - in Fire Touched, Aiden said that there were Fae prisoners left behind in Underhill when it had kicked the Fae out, and that those prisoners somehow became something else (mindless mutant Fae maybe?). Now that Underhill is open again, some creature is going to escape in to the Tri-Cities.



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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2019, 05:40:14 am »
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2019, 06:17:49 am »
Mercy & Co. are pretty good at doing what Jack Carter did in the "Eureka" TV series, turn 2 or 3 problems onto each other to solve them all with minimal damage.  It's how they discover which will fix what, and implement it that drives the plot, to a great extent.
I read a speculative TV script someone did for Eureka once, where they were trying to bring vampires, werewolves, and military black ops trying to use them into Eureka.  It was an interesting premise in its way, but it didn't work for the formula of "Jack-the-guy-with-the-average-111-IQ saves the day by pitting one or more problems of apparently minor sorts against the big one".
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2019, 01:52:36 am »
Mmm, yeah; the enemy of my enemy might still be another of my enemies.
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Re: Speculation Mercy #12 SMOKE BITTEN
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2019, 04:55:29 am »
In FT and SC Mercy had mentioned Imir the snowelf=frostgigant from BC without real reason and connection to the storyline.
Maybe Patty did that, because he will play a significant role in Smoke Bitten.