Moon Called

Moon Called

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Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2006
Edition: Ace edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780441013814
0441013813
Branch Call Number: FICTION BRIGGS
Characteristics: 288 pages : map ; 18 cm

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Mercy Thompson is a mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington.

Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state. Her Native American heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. Mercy comes to the aid of the local werewolf pack after a new wolf is killed and the Alphas daughter is kidnapped. ... Read More »

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.


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jyoung33 Mar 29, 2018

This is a series I can reread over and over again and have. Mercy Thompson is a strong, resilient female mechanic and a coyote walker to boot. Her world is filled with colorful characters from werewolves to vampires to fae and you never know what will happen next.

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Cjcarson622
Mar 05, 2018

My favourite author and series by far. Mercy is a woman to be admired. fast paced plot

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happycanuck
Jan 24, 2018

New author for me. Liked the plot and pace of writing. Looking forward to next book.

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LauraSteinert
Jul 30, 2017

So close to a Sookie Stackhouse novel in terms of characters, history of unveiling, and rules/mythology of supernaturals, it is a wonder that this author hasn't been sued for plagiarism. That said, the individual characters are interesting, the main character is slightly new and has a wonderful voice, and, seriously, who can resist a sexy werewolf?

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rnpudel
Mar 15, 2017

SO GLAD someone told me about this series. I'm in love.

Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Nov 13, 2016

I’ve been putting off this series for a while because I’m not a fan of urban fantasy and the cover art turned me off, but I’m glad I finally tried it. Mercy Thompson is a very likeable character; smart, compassionate, and fierce. There’s also a host of other intriguing characters that I’m interested in finding more about in subsequent books. Overall, a quick and thoroughly fun read!

cmlibrary_ecrites Feb 11, 2016

In Moon Called, we are introduced to a world that is familiar but definitely not our own. There are myriad supernatural creatures about, some that humans are aware of and some they are not. Our entrance into this world is through Mercy, a skin walker capable of transforming into a coyote with close ties to the werewolf community. The world of Mercy Thompson as created by Patricia Briggs and the characters that populate it are interesting and engaging. This is a very strong start to a strong series.

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Dahila
Sep 21, 2015

I'm not real picky when it come to the books I read, But when it come's down to it if the first book of a series can't get me going the chances that I'll pick up the next book is slim to none. Now with that said....I'm hooked and addicted to The Mercy Thompson novel's. They have everything I need in a good book and once I start to read one of the books death could not pry the book from hands tell I am done. This is a must read and gateway to the worlds of Patricia Briggs.

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tbebb
Jul 06, 2014

Learned about her through a short story collection. Interesting dark series, like the main character: Mercy the skinwalking Mechanic is a trip. Try this series... I have, and I'm going for round two!

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Trelystus
Jan 17, 2014

A rare novel with a fantastic female lead. I found her smart, brave, and with just the right amount of kindness. Each character was described and had a background to them, enhancing the strength of the story. The catagorization of fantasy ceratures and the explaination of things currently going on in the world Patricia Briggs created was fundemental. I couldn't get over the strength of Mercy Thompson, and wanted to scream at some of the characters when I felt like they underaprecciated her. This novel has won my excitment and dedication to the rest of the series.

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Mahala
Jan 22, 2010

Mercy becomes involved in the story when a teenager walks into her garage looking for work. She gives him one -- warily, because her senses tell he's a werewolf, and he's not from the local clan. But all too soon, men and werewolves come looking for him, the local Alpha has been attacked in his own home, and a dead body has been left as a warning on Mercy's front porch. The action just heats up from there, as the local seethe of vampires and at least one local witch take an interest. Fortunately, Mercy is quick on her feet and has a keen, analytical mind when it comes to sorting out conspiracy theories.

The heroine is very likeable. Tough, Smart and Funny .
I particularly like that this heroine is a self confident business owner, who accepts what she is. She recognizes her limitations of size and strength (against both men and wolves), and accepts that it's okay to leave the fight to others every once in a while.

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