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Caffeinated Reviewer | Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs



23rd Aug

When the vampire Wulfe goes missing after harmlessly stalking Mercy, the Tri-Cities Pack is blamed. The more Mercy and the others investigate, the more dangerous things become in Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs.

Soul Taken
by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #13
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway.

But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies, too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our enemy is someone else?

The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on before the next body on the ground is mine.

First, mad cover love for the thirteenth novel in the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series. Our little coyote has her hands full in this non-stopped, action-packed installment.

Wulfe is such a unique character and one of my favorites. He is a vampire, so an enemy of the pack, but he’s also something more …. When he and other vampires go missing and the pack is blamed, they must work together to uncover and stop the danger.

I loved the different threads and how the author tied a movie and an ancient artifact to the mystery. We get more answers regarding Wulfe and Sherwood. There is some advancement on the overall series arc. They get help from others. Secondary characters added to the storyline from humorous to giving aid and advice.

We get some epic battles scenes and freaky moments, particularly in the vampire houses. The Harvester was creeptastic. This series just gets better with each installment and I am curious to see what develops next.

The characters are a huge draw for me from Mercy and Adams’ bond to the unique dynamics of the Tri-Cities Pack. That, combined with the allies and enemies they have formed, makes this one of my most anticipated releases each year. We continually see growth from these characters and fresh problems to hunt down.

Briggs mixes in some humor and quieter moments that balanced out the action and mystery. Fans of urban fantasy and shifters should have this book & series on their bookshelves. If you haven’t read Briggs’ Alpha & Omega series set in the same world, I encourage you to do so.

We are left with an open ending and a few questions that have me already pining for the next book in the series.

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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