Title: Frost Burned
Author: Patricia Briggs
First published March 5, 2013
342 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781841497983 (ISBN10: 1841497983)
Patricia Briggs’s latest novel Frost Burned takes readers on a thrilling ride through the supernatural world of Mercy Thompson. As the mate of Adam Hauptman, Alpha of the local werewolf pack, Mercy has finally found a sense of belonging.
But when Adam and the entire pack go missing after a routine shopping trip, Mercy must use all of her wits and resources to find them. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Mercy uncovers a dangerous plot that threatens the entire supernatural community.
With no one to turn to, Mercy must rely on her own strength and cunning to save the ones she loves. Filled with action, suspense, and unforgettable characters, Frost Burned is a must-read for fans of urban fantasy.
About the Author
Meet Patricia Briggs, a Montana native and author with a passion for reading and storytelling. Her mother, a children’s librarian, instilled in her a love of books at a young age, which inspired Patricia to pursue her own writing career.
With a background in history and German from Montana State University, Patricia taught as a substitute teacher before dedicating herself full time to writing. Her interests in folklore and history led her to write fantasy novels, much to the delight of her fans.
When she’s not writing, Patricia can be found at home in Montana with her husband, children, and six beloved horses.
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs is the seventh novel in the Mercy Thompson series. Briggs is an American author who specializes in urban fantasy, and her works have been nominated for numerous awards.
The series follows the adventures of Mercy Thompson, a Volkswagen mechanic who also happens to be a shapeshifter. The book takes place shortly after the events of the previous installment, and it sees Mercy and her friends being abducted by a group of supernatural beings.
She manages to escape, but her loved ones are still missing, and it’s up to her to find them. Along the way, she must navigate dangerous political intrigues and confront her own fears and doubts.
The writing in Frost Burned is polished and engaging, with vivid descriptions and snappy dialogue. The plot is well-paced, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on their toes.
The characters are well-drawn and multi-dimensional, with complex personalities and motivations. Mercy, in particular, is a compelling protagonist, whose strength, intelligence, and compassion make her a role model for readers.
Themes of family, loyalty, and trust permeate the book, as Mercy faces difficult choices and learns to rely on her friends and allies. The world-building is also excellent, as Briggs expands upon the lore and mythology of her universe.
One potential weakness of the novel is that it may be difficult for readers who haven’t read the previous books in the series to fully understand the characters and their relationships. However, Briggs does provide some backstory and exposition to help new readers catch up.
Overall, Frost Burned is a thrilling and satisfying addition to the Mercy Thompson series. Fans of urban fantasy, especially those who enjoy strong female protagonists and intricate world-building, will find plenty to enjoy here.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.