Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Publication Date: 5/7/2019
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Rating: 4.5 Stars
My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
And a coyote shapeshifter.
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 lived 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 treat 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.
There is no possible way that I couldn’t love this book. Uh, hello, zombie miniature goats. Come on! The second those this ravenous creatures bounced their way onto the pages, I was hooked. The imaginary is too cute to even think about, and I might have asked my husband about mini goats. Not zombie ones because they don’t exist… yet.. and they’d be hell on the insurance premium. Any way…. Enough about the zombie oats, and more about the story.
After Mercy’s declaration a few books back and her claim of their city, things have not been going as smoothly as she would have liked. Between magical creatures far and wide claiming asylum within their city limits, and tensions between the government and said creatures, Mercy’s life is far from boring. Save for the fact that she and Adam have been seeing each other less and less. Adulting sucks.
Storm cursed revolves around a pivotal character from Mercy’s overseas kidnapping and her family. It seems that the upcoming conference with the government is the least of their worries with curses and black magic zinging through the town like uncontrollable lightning. I have to admit that adding in the witch perspective to the normally furry or fangy story villains is a refreshing concept. All the other players are still there of course to help Mercy, but it was nice for once that a new kind of big bad came into town to cause Mercy and gang all kinds of trouble. The gore factor is definitely up in Storm Cursed, but so is the heartbreak as well. Not everyone comes out of this fight alive sadly.
Can’t wait for the next one!