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?
“People who say that vampires don’t care about anyone except themselves are mostly right—but sometimes they are very and lethally wrong.”
Goddamn fae. How I love you. I loved Fire Touched so much because it heavily features the fae. Also, it shows a lot of Mercy’s relationship with Adam which I adore. I just loved this book, all around.
The pack is called out to stop a rampaging troll. Which leads to them declaring themselves responsible for the city and the supernaturals in it. They are now the protectors, and it is a heavy responsibility. But it also has so, so many implications. So many complications. This was so cool and I love it, but it makes me so scared.
And all of this trouble, all of this commotion? It was to protect a little boy. A boy that is fire touched, and the fae desperately want to know his secrets. A boy that is older than most of the rest of the cast of this series. He is beloved of Underhill, and the fae are jealous. The fae are always a jealous lot. I love fae so much, and the Mercy Thompson series has always had good fae. Amazing fae, even. And Fire Touched is just an extension of that greatness, an addition to the lore that has had me captivated for nearly a decade.
Fire Touched marks a new direction for the series. Taking on the role of protector, of leader of the Tri Cities is a very, very big, important change. A more dangerous direction to go in. It is going to lead to a lot of work. And a lot of politics. This is a turning point for the series, and I’m happy.
I really love this book. I like the new child, Aidan. I like what Mercy did. I even liked the fallout. I’m looking forward to this change in direction!
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