Release Date: March 8, 2016
Format: MP3 Audio
Pages: 342 (Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 10 hours
Narrator: Lorelei King
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Date: April 13, 2016
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
I especially liked some of the mythology and how it tied into the story. I wasn't sure what to make of Aiden and how underhill tied into his back story, but in the end I really liked his character and I'm looking forward to seeing him in future series entries. The consequences of the pack helping Aiden and making their territory a safe zone will have long lasting effects and I'm curious to see how Bran deals with it all going forward. It stands to be noted that there wasn't much vampire interaction going on this time around, which leads me to expect some conflict from their side in the next book.
I listened to Fire Touched on audiobook same as all the previous books in this series. Patricia Briggs writing and Lorelei King's voice. What's not to love? King does a stellar job delivering this story and I have come to expect no less from her performance.
While I enjoyed this title, this didn't seem like a pivotal book in the series, it felt more like a filler to push us to the next big story arc. Even though there wasn't a jaw dropping cliffhanger, I suspect that we've been set up for a major OMG moment in the next book, which I thoroughly am looking forward to.
Have you been reading the Mercy Thompson books? If so, let me know where you are in the series and what you think of it so far.
Happy Reading & Listening